Apple TV Beta Software Adds iTunes Music Purchases

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Along with the new iOS 7 beta 4 and iTunes 11 releases, Apple has also seeded version 5.4 of its Apple TV software to developers.

    The third beta of the Apple TV software includes (via a function that allows users to purchase music from the iTunes store, a feature that was removed from earlier versions of the Apple TV software.

    iTunes Music purchases can be made from the Music icon on the home screen of the Apple TV, which offers an iTunes Store-style interface.

    The function is demonstrated in the video below:

    Both individual songs and entire albums can be purchased and listened to using the new function on the Apple TV. The feature, along with iTunes Radio and a "Conference Room Mode" designed for business and academic settings, will be available for public use in the fall.

    As noted in our post detailing the smaller changes in iOS 7, the Apple TV can also now be set up with an iPhone or an iPad running iOS 7.

    The updated Apple TV software is expected to be available alongside iOS 7 later this year.

    Article Link: Apple TV Beta Software Adds iTunes Music Purchases
  2. markfc macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2006
    Prestatyn, Wales, UK
    Wow so amazing ;-)

    Just give me iplayer 4od etc
  3. iPusch macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2012
    Manhattan, New York
    Apple TV UI design doesn't fit to the cleaner look of iOS 7... Never been a big fan of all the blue and black *eugh* Apple! Now a few years -.-
  4. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    I'm sure they will get to it. Forstall hasn't been gone a year yet.
  5. jowie macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2004
    London ish
    There's an Apple TV Dev Program?? :confused:


    Funny, I'd have said pretty much the flip of that.
  6. hobo.hopkins macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2008
    It's under the iOS.
  7. needfx macrumors 68030


    Aug 10, 2010
    macrumors apparently
  8. KattDaDon macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2011
  9. TheRealTVGuy macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2010
    Orlando, FL
    Huh? What's that? The Watch ABC app is FINALLY available for the AppleTV?

    Oh. No?? It's still mainly for people who want subscription services like Hulu and Netflix? Damn. Well, I'm going back to sleep. Let me know when the free (ad-supported) content arrives, or they give me an option to cut out the TV portion of my cable bill...
  10. Regbial macrumors regular


    Jul 10, 2010
    All I really want for my Apple TV... is a VLC app. That's all it really needs..
  11. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    Come on apple, give me Amazon Prime, VUDU and Flixster. At the very least one of them :mad:
  12. mdelvecchio macrumors 68030


    Sep 3, 2010
    considering Amazon Prime represents the competing media market, i doubt we'll see it.

    ask yourself instead -- why dont Amazon or others enable their current iOS apps to use AirPlay beaming?
  13. Klae17 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2011
    What I would like to see is "Songs in this show/Movie." You hear a song you like and can hold down the center button (same one to bring up the subtitles) and a list of movie scores come up!
  14. KattDaDon macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2011
    :( I just wanna know the build number for 5.4 beta
  15. billystlyes macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2004
    Meh, I'm Chromecasting almost 15000 songs for $35 though Google Music with all my Android devices and Macs.
  16. chabig macrumors 68030

    Sep 6, 2002
    That must sound like a jumbled mess!
  17. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    Actually, you can use Flixster, VUDU and Amazon Prime in all other iOS devices and they don't compete w/ the app store so your point is moot.
    Airplay has other legal reasons that have nothing to do w/ 'competing media market'
  18. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    Why would cable providers/TV stations want to give you free content?
  19. KattDaDon macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2011
    OMG can somebody please tell me what freaking build number is 5.4 beta already... Damn! I've asked twice already.
  20. anubis72 macrumors regular


    Jan 18, 2004
    Did he have anything to do with the UI on the Apple TV? Anyway, yeah, it's overdue for a makeover. But all that (iOS7) white on the TV screen would sear my eyeballs...
  21. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    The AppleTV shares the iOS 6 aesthetic. Glossiness, similar icons.

    I imagine it would have a black look, like the Movies section of iTunes in iOS 7.
  22. slu macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2004
    If I didn't already have an AppleTV on every TV in my house, I would be doing the same.
  23. TheRealTVGuy macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2010
    Orlando, FL
    I have a digital antenna connected to my HDTV in order to pick up on my local, digital stations. They broadcast programming, I watch the programming. When the Neilsen Ratings company calls my home and asks what I'm watching, I tell them the digital channel. The ratings for the channel go up, therefore the station can sell more advertising and sell it for a higher spot rate. Then the station can pay their bills.

    As far as the cable companies go (and the cell providers as well) All I want is a wide, fast, un-throttled, unlimited, guaranteed data pipe. I'll handle everything else from there...
  24. giffut macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2003
    I am still hoping for the Apple TV App Store - and frankly considering: I have no idea what they are waiting - or fearing - for. This will catapult the Apple TV to the masses Think of it: Games, TV and streaming apps, light
    multimedia and browsing, it's endless.

    Oh, how I wish for a jailbreak of the Apple TV 3: And using VNC remote access to my Macbook.
  25. EmpyreanUK macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2011
    This is a brilliant idea, and is really of the type of clever innovation in the space of convenience that I'd expect from Apple.

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