Apple has re-released its Apple TV 6.0 software update after initial issues forced it to be withdrawn.
The Apple TV 6.0 update launched at the weekend, only to be pulled when it was found to brick a small number of devices. Now a supposedly fixed update has been released, bringing a host of new features and improvements to Apple TV customers.
Version 6.0 of the Apple TV software boosts the device’s music offering considerably. You can now stream tracks from iTunes Radio, and you can also browse and purchase music directly from iTunes – a long awaited feature.
Sticking with audio, version 6.0 ensures that you can now sync and play podcasts from your Apple TV.
It’s also now possible to view images and videos from shared photo streams. Thanks to the addition of AirPlay from iCloud, you can now push your content to other Apple TVs, provided you have iOS 7 on your iPhone or iPad.
Alas, there’s been no dramatic iOS 7-like overhaul of the Apple TV user interface. Perhaps with version 7.0, eh?
Internet rumour also suggests that there will be a new Apple TV device announced over the coming weeks. Apple has launched a new version of its Apple TV device alongside a new iPad in the past (just last year, in fact), and it may well do so again this year.
The form that this new Apple TV will take is unknown at present, with rumours persisting that the company is developing a self-contained TV set for some unknown point in the future.
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