Vevo Working on Apple TV App for 24/7 Music Video Channel [Update: Coming This Month]

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Music video company Vevo is developing an app for the Apple TV, according to a report from AdAge. The app will show a 24/7 music video channel with ads made specifically for television rather than for streaming Internet video.
    Vevo has an existing iOS app [iPhone, iPad], and, if it launches an Apple TV app, would join other recently launched apps including HBO Go and WatchESPN. Apple is also rumored to be coming close to launching a Time Warner Cable app for the Apple TV.

    Apple worked with a number of third-party content providers recently to launch new channels for the Apple TV. HBO used an internal development team to make its app, presumably using an unpublished development kit from Apple.

    Historically, the Apple TV has taken a backseat to the iPad and the iPhone with the company referring to the Apple TV as a "hobby project," though Apple is rumored to be exploring new product lines that could eventually include an Apple television set.

    At the D11 conference in May, Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated that television continues to be an "area of great interest" for Apple and that the company has a "grand vision" in place.

    Update: According to AllThingsD, the Vevo Apple TV app is slated for release later this month.

    Article Link: Vevo Working on Apple TV App for 24/7 Music Video Channel [Update: Coming This Month]
  2. macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2010
    This rocks.
  3. macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2009
    Awesome, love the way vevo setup their website streaming.....expect the App to have similar quality when it comes to user experience.
  4. macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2012
    Deja Vu..

    "Video killed the radio star ... --- ..."
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2010
    Argyll, Scotland
    Vevo is the worst
  6. macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2012

    Now I have to wait for the new version to get jailbroken... Too many updates!
  7. macrumors 6502


    Jan 15, 2013
    Lean Back experience... aww yeah.

    -Fat Joe:D
  8. macrumors 68000


    Nov 23, 2011
    Welcome to the world of technology. Things change :D
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2001
    Bring on VeeJay Nina Blackwood ... Hmm or more like her daughter ( if she had one ) :D
  10. macrumors 6502


    Oct 19, 2005
    Sounds awesome.
    Vevo > Youtube for Music Videos.
  11. macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2012
    Not very fond of AppleTV....

    but seems nice a VEVO addition. I think the Apple TV will remain crippled until Apple signaled clearly their intentions in the TV arena. Ending the rumor mill in the process....:D

  12. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2010
    Just don't go the way of MTV
  13. macrumors regular


    Jan 28, 2010
    I'm excited about all the new apps coming to the Apple TV, but hopefully the 99% of us who don't have Time Warner Cable will be able to easily hide the app. Or better yet, it won't show up unless the Apple TV sees that you're pulling a TWC IP address.
  14. macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2004
    That was music from a better time...

    As long as they play music from the last, oh...10-15 won't matter because that music sucks. ;)
  15. macrumors 68020

    May 23, 2011
    Roku has it for a year now
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2010
    lol this is going to be better than MTV.
  17. macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2011
  18. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2013
    I made a YouTube channel called "VevoOfficialMusicVid" once and put a couple of random things on it, and YouTube silently killed it after a few days. Totally banned. I don't really blame them, but that's strange.


    So much better. Glad that someone went in and took their position.
  19. macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2012
    Ads are a killer

    Only somewhat useful...if the videos are without ads. I think I can pretty much find everything on YouTube that is on Vevo. And there are only so many music videos I can watch before going brain dead.

    Aero app for aTV is what I am looking for. Aero combined with iTunes (or Netflix if you prefer) would give some oomph to the system. Only thing I would need to figure out are certain sports. But I think there are solutions for that problem if you did deep enough.
  20. macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2007
    No thanks, its bad enough that they slap adverts all over their youtube pages.
  21. macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2012
    Vevo Working on Apple TV App for 24/7 Music Video Channe

  22. macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2007
    Just open an Apple TV app store already! C'mooooon!
  23. macrumors 6502

    Mac Fly (film)

    Feb 12, 2006
    The supposed "grand vision" comment from Cook came from the leading question, "is there a grand vision?". So the term was put in his mouth. People referring to this as Cook says 'X' are misleading.

    What was he supposed to say, 'no' ?
  24. macrumors 6502a

    Glassed Silver

    Mar 10, 2007
    Kassel, Germany
    Well, I already know where it definitely will NOT launch this month. ;):rolleyes:

    PS: If you need a tip: The country starts with a "G" and ends with "ermany".

    Glassed Silver:mac
  25. macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2010
    Wow, a 24/7 music video channel

    What a great idea! I wonder why nobody has tried this before.

    Hmmm, but why call it "Vevo"? They should call it "Music TV", or perhaps "MTV" for short.

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