Thursday, 20 June 2013

Apple TV update for 2nd/3d generation Apple TVs (5.3)

Updated my Apple TV today to find two new subscription channels: Qello and Crunchyroll.

 

Crunchyroll has over 20.000 videos and 10.000 hours of anime, Korean live drama and live action titles.

 

Qello is a streaming on demand service for HD concert films and music documentaries spanning from the 1920's to now.

 

You can subscribe to a 7 day trial for either  subscription channel directly from the Apple TV by just putting in an email address.  Just remember to cancel subscription if you don't want to continue via your iTunes account.

 

The update notes on Apple's support website:

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4448

 

also mentioned other channels including HBO Go, ESPN, and Sky News, but I guess due to licensing agreements etc, these are not available in Australia.

 

The other item in this update was reliability improvements in signing in to the iTunes store and playing purchased content.

 

It is good to see new channels coming to the Apple TV, just wish there was more channels to choose from in Australia.  Then again, I can always AirPlay ABC iView  or the BBC iPlayer apps from my iPad on to the Apple TV.

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