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Next Apple TV will support 4K and HDR – Report

The next Apple TV will support 4K HDR video, according to leaked firmware[1] for the Apple HomePod. As reported by Engadget[2], the firmware reveals 4K and HDR support for an upcoming Apple TV device. “The media player’s code mentions support for Dolby Vision, HDR10, and Hybrid Log-Gamma formats,” stated the report.

The current Apple TV[3] supports up to 1080p at 60fps.

The report follows Apple’s recent statement that Amazon will launch an app for its Prime Video service for tvOS on Apple TVs.

Now read: Kodi box seller pleads guilty to money laundering in the UK[4]

References

  1. ^ leaked firmware (mybroadband.co.za)
  2. ^ Engadget (www.engadget.com)
  3. ^ current Apple TV (www.apple.com)
  4. ^ Kodi box seller pleads guilty to money laundering in the UK (mybroadband.co.za)

Apple sued over technology in Apple TVs

CustomPlay, a software company in Florida, has filed a lawsuit against Apple over a feature in the fourth-generation Apple TV that lets you control video playback using Siri commands, AppleInsider reported[1]. The company said Apple is infringing on its patented software technology, which lets you replay or skip portions of video in response to commands given by voice or remote control. The case centres around a feature in the new Apple TV that lets you ask Siri “What did he say?”.

Siri will react to the command, rewind the video, and replay the segment with subtitles enabled.

Court documents show that CustomPlay tried to license its technology to Apple over a year before the fourth-generation Apple TV was unveiled.

CustomPlay is asking for damages and court fees, and has requested a trial by jury.

Now read: Amazon Prime Video coming to Apple TV[2]

References

  1. ^ AppleInsider reported (appleinsider.com)
  2. ^ Amazon Prime Video coming to Apple TV (mybroadband.co.za)

Amazon Prime Video coming to Apple TV

Apple has confirmed that Amazon will launch an app for its Prime Video service for tvOS. The confirmation comes after BuzzFeed reported[1] that it was part of a deal to have the Apple TV listed on Amazon. Amazon previously banned the Apple TV and Google Chromecast from its platform, including from third-party sellers.

At the time of the ban, Amazon said the devices caused “customer confusion.”

Apple said the Prime Video app for tvOS will launch this year.

Prime Video launched in South Africa[2] at the end of 2016.

Now read: New shows coming to Amazon Prime Video in South Africa[3]

References

  1. ^ BuzzFeed reported (mybroadband.co.za)
  2. ^ launched in South Africa (mybroadband.co.za)
  3. ^ New shows coming to Amazon Prime Video in South Africa (mybroadband.co.za)