Disney Working on 'Star Wars' App for Apple TV?

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Disney is working on a dedicated 'Star Wars' channel for the Apple TV according to a questionable report from Jedi News. The site quotes an "unnamed source" who said Disney will launch a new app on the Apple TV in time for the holiday season and the app will stream the final episodes of the animated 'Clone Wars' TV series.

    Jedi News claims only iOS 7-capable Apple TV devices -- the second and third generation units -- will be able to use the new app.

    Apple has launched a number of third-party apps on the Apple TV in recent months, including two Disney apps yesterday. Last year, Disney purchased Lucasfilm and the 'Star Wars' franchise.

    Article Link: Disney Working on 'Star Wars' App for Apple TV?
  2. appleisking macrumors 6502a

    May 24, 2013
  3. jclardy macrumors 68030


    Oct 6, 2008
    So...Apple, can we please just announce the App Store for Apple TV and stop shoving random content on to the home screen every two weeks?
  4. Tankmaze macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2012
    Do or do not. There is no try.

    the more apps the merrier.
  5. Yvan256, Aug 28, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2013

    Yvan256 macrumors 601

    Jul 5, 2004
    All I want is the ability to remove some apps from my interface.

    edit: I already got five replies on how to do it (via the parental controls), thanks.
  6. AppleGuesser macrumors regular


    May 1, 2012
    Macon, GA
    Agreed. All of these new editions, half I cant even use because I do not have cable. Whats the point in that then? There is a reason I have an Apple TV :eek:
  7. biggest father1 macrumors newbie

    biggest father1

    Feb 24, 2011
    Oklahoma City, OK

    Would everybody agree waiting for Apple's announcement before buying an Apple TV is a safe bet?
  8. ChrisCW11 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2011

    Apple will have to support the ability to turn off content more easily than using parental controls or create a system to opt into content on the AppleTV.

    Hopefully an AppleTV update will co-incide with iOS 7 that will support the ability to opt into or delete new content.

    I really don't want my AppleTV to become "The Disney" device. Nor do I want it to become a dumping ground for every alternative media delivery system in existence. I mean my Samsung Smart TV already has screens and screens worth of useless apps and content I will never use, I don't want my AppleTV to go slumming like that.

    I already question the content added to AppleTV up till now. I know I can hide content in parent controls, but I don't want to have to do this every week when Apple pushes another "Channel" of content I don't want.
  9. Thunderhawks macrumors 601

    Feb 17, 2009
    posted yesterday .

    One can do that via parental controls.
  10. Avenged110 macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2010
    You can hide as many as you want from the Parental Controls interface.
  11. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Why is this front page news? This should be a side page news story.
  12. mic j macrumors 68030

    Mar 15, 2012

    Parental Controls seems easy enough to me. I don't think we will have to worry about Apple shoving apps at us weekly. ;)
  13. alent1234 macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009
    and i've been looking at the blu rays lately since the season 1-5 set is coming out. but no word on a digital copy and i'm not buying without a digital copy
  14. George Zip macrumors member

    George Zip

    Jan 2, 2011
    Oh, amen to this. WTF is the holdup? There should be a Channel Store.
  15. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    No doubt you will need to be a cable subscriber to be able to view content--which means its a worthless waste of space. I'd welcome a stand alone channel with a separate monthly fee. I don't mind paying for content one bit--just not an entire cable subscription to see maybe two decent shows.

    I have a feeling the next "revolutionary" announcement related to Apple TV will be that if you are a TWC subscriber you can log in and view cable content on your Apple TV!! Save a whole $10 a month off your $180 cable bill by avoiding another set top box! Magical!

    Props to the Vevo and Smithsonian apps though.
  16. alent1234 macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009
    sorry for the hold up guys, we are in the process of reengineering roku's code as i type this
  17. Yvan256 macrumors 601

    Jul 5, 2004
  18. alent1234 macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009

    yeah right
    seems like TWC is cut out of most of these streaming deals lately. one reason why i cut the cord and don't go back. i wouldn't mind paying for TV again, but TWC doesn't want to support a lot of these services
  19. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    Maybe these are the announcements. It's a slow constant stream of announcements until the 'final' Apple TV is a fait accompli. It is their hobby after all ;)
  20. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    I can kind of see this point.

    But it's so easy, a matter of 1111, that I can't be bothered to raise a flag along side with you. Goodluck.
  21. foodog macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    its been covered.... hide what you don't want to see
  22. dragje macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2012
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Jedi News....... come on Apple, you must be kidding me. :mad:
  23. SockRolid macrumors 68000


    Jan 5, 2010
    Almost Rock Solid
    And there you have it. The app-ification of entertainment, Apple-style.
    Sign deals with content providers, package the content in apps, and use the
    apps to drive sales of new Apple products. Sony would kill for this.
  24. Antares macrumors 68000


    Make it so

    ..whoops, wrong franchise.

    Says the person with a droid for an avatar. :D
  25. BJMRamage macrumors 68020


    Oct 2, 2007
    My guess is this is more along the lines of their "Hobby Apple TV" stuff. Seeing what content is liked and how it is received before dropping bigger and better stuff and the ability to buy or hide "channels"

    I like that things are being added to the Apple TV. much better than a bare-bones system to watch the stuff you've bought.

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