Apple TV Updated with New Live Streaming Channel for September's iTunes Festival

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    Back in late May, Apple announced that it would once again be holding its annual iTunes Festival in September, a monthlong series of free concerts at The Roundhouse in London. Just as it did last year, Apple has added a new channel to the Apple TV to offer live streaming and limited time on-demand replays of the concert series.

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    The concert series kicks off on September 1 with Lady Gaga and includes a number of popular artists including The Lumineers, Queens of the Stone Age, Kings of Leon, Elton John, Vampire Weekend, Jack Johnson, Robin Thicke, and Justin Timberlake before closing on September 30 with Katy Perry.

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    The Apple TV channels includes a complete schedule, brief bios of the performers, a video trailer, information about the concert venue and ways to watch the concerts, as well as small photo galleries from the previous three festivals.

    Free tickets for the shows are available via a lottery system to UK residents, with media partners in a number of other countries also giving away tickets through promotional campaigns.

    Update: Apple has also updated its iOS app for the 2013 edition of the festival. [Direct Link]

    (Thanks, Kyle!)

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    Find a way to get BBC and I'll buy it.
     
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    I am predicting Apple stock to surpass 700/share tomorrow with this news!
     
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    Is this the version with conference room support?
     
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    The iOS app has also been flattened!
     
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    Awesome....I love free.....thirty concerts no less.....why can't we have that here.....:(
     
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    Can't wait to see Katy Perry :D
     
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    I wonder if we'll see a redesigned AppleTV interface this fall?
     
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    Any chance of Apple adding Amazon Prime anytime soon? I use that and Netflix pretty equally. Its held me back from trying the Apple TV
     
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    I really love the home screen on the Apple TV, particularly how it's uncluttered and easy to navigate. Nah, who am I kidding...
     
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    Ohhh that's great, I can't wait to watch Lady Gaga open the festival. She'll be performing APPLAUSE (out now on iTunes!), a long with a bunch of new songs from her album, ARTPOP.
     
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    Let's not turn this into ATRL lmao. But YESSSS. AND I HAVE A TICKET TO GO YAY!
     
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    Just getting that promo wherever we can!
    And ohh luckyyy so so lucky.
     
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    Amazon Prime? Pffft. It's got Crunchyroll, baby. Crunchyroll!
     
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    Does anyone know if there's any plans to bring LoveFilm to the Apple TV? Also things like iPlayer, ITV, 4OD and Channel 5? Things to turn it into a proper smart TV with the features we expect from the likes of Samsung and LG. Apple seem to be being very selective with the services they have on Apple TV. Though no doubt that's not entirely their fault.

    A guess an App Store would deal with these things.
     
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    Yay more stuff we can't use in Australia :rolleyes:
     
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    But you get all of these on your TV, or Sky box or similar. I doubt Apple has the time or patience to start including TV catch-up apps in the Apple TV, especially when they need storage for downloading programmes.
     
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    Heh Heh, mayyyybe! ;-)

     
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    They'll need to if they want to compete with these services.
     
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    I was just thinking the same thing. The look has improved over the years, but won't match iOS7 at all now.
     
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    Nice, Apple TV is slowly becoming worthwhile. Now it only needs to be fully open so that competing services like Vudu, Amazon, etc will be available. And for god's sake make the iTunes extras work on the device. It galls me to no end that the Apple TV doesn't support iTunes extras.
     
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    This is okay, but it would be much better if there were better artists involved.
     
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    They seem to manage with similar apps from the American TV companies.
     
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    Sigur Rós is the probably the only one I'm excited about out of all the ones mentioned here. I get saturated with the rest enough without having to actively seek them out. ;-)
     

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