At the WWDC show in San Diego today Apple talked about their new services and changes to current apps, such as Apple TV, and the company has revealed some important new information about Apple Arcade. Apple has confirmed that it will have Apple TV PS4 and Xbox One controller support for its revamped Apple TV service, but even better, it has also revealed that both PS4 and Xbox One pads will be supported with its upcoming Apple Arcade service. Apple Arcade is Apple’s upcoming game subscription service, which is currently due out Fall this year. It will feature numerous original games from legendary developers such as Hironobu Sakaguchi (creator of Final Fantasy), Ken Wong (Monument Valley), Will Wright (SimCity, The Sims), and Charles Cecil (Broken Sword), including games such as the very Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker-like Oceanhorn 2 and Beyond a Steel Sky, the long-awaited sequel to the classic adventure game Beneath a Steel Sky. … [Read more...] about Apple TV PS4 and Xbox One controller support confirmed
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APPLE is preparing to make several major announcements tonight – including the possible launch of a TV streaming app to rival Netflix. Also on the cards at today's 5pm keynote are a digital magazine service and a subscription plan for video games. Here's what to expect. Apple TV streaming service It's all but confirmed that Apple will announce a TV streaming service tonight, although exact details remain a mystery. We know for a fact that Apple has been spending billions creating original content. This is expected to appear inside a new app mooted to be a Netflix rival, which will reportedly cost around the £9.99-a-month mark. "Apple has three major advantages over Netflix and other existing providers," said industry expert Toby Chapman, partner of OC&C. "First, their hardware ecosystem is a force to be reckoned with; combining Apple TV, iPhones and iPads with Airplay technology will provide consumers with a truly seamless experience. "Second, Apple’s existing … [Read more...] about Apple event – TV streaming service, paid news app and games subscription ‘launch today’
AMAZON has launched a brand new telly streaming stick that lets you watch Ultra HD content for under £50 – or £34.99, if you snap up the Black Friday discount. It's called the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, and comes with the voice-controlled Alexa virtual assistant built-in. We've spent a few weeks with it, and we're seriously impressed. Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K – what is it? It's a downsized version of the recently launched 4K Fire TV, and simply plugs into the back of your telly – through the HDMI port. Once it's in, you'll be able to watch the usual catalogue of Amazon Video content, assuming you pay the £5.99 monthly fee. But the streaming stick also supports a host of third-party apps, too. These include Amazon Prime Video, BBC iPlayer, Netflix, All 4, Disney and more. Fire TV Stick 4K at Amazon for £34.99 – buy now You can also visit websites like YouTube and Facebook using the built-in Firefox or Amazon Silk browsers. And there's music … [Read more...] about Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K review – an easy telly upgrade that’s AMAZING value at £35 in Black Friday sale
APPLE'S annual WWDC developer conference is finally upon us, which means there are some MAJOR announcements incoming. If you're a big Apple fan, you'll want to know all the details – so here's what to expect, including details about a possible new iPhone, MacBook, iPad and more. What is WWDC? Worldwide Developers Conference revealed WWDC stands for Worldwide Developers Conference, and it's hosted by Apple. It takes place each year in California, and sees developers from all around the world attending to hear about Apple's latest news. Apple usually hosts a separate event in September for major hardware launches – like the flagship iPhone for the year. Meanwhile, the late-spring WWDC event primarily focuses on software. That means new features for iOS on your iPhone, MacOS on your Mac, and WatchOS on your Apple Watch. However, Apple does occasionally introduce new products at WWDC too. When is WWDC 2018? Date, start time and more Apple's first WWDC took place in 1988, and … [Read more...] about WWDC 2018 news – will Apple launch a new iPhone, iPad and MacBook alongside iOS 12 TODAY?
Valve announced today that two new phone, tablet, and TV apps are on the way, and together they'll allow Steam users to stream their libraries of games and videos to Android and Apple devices without any extra hardware. The first on the way is the is the Steam Link app. Like the Steam Link itself (the little streaming box Valve released in 2015) in software form, the app will allow Steam users to stream their games to Android-powered TVs and Apple TV boxes, as well as iOS and Android tablets and phones. I'm not sure how much I want to play Rocket League on my phone (Chris recently used streaming software to play Kingdom Come and Quake Champions on his phone, with mixed results), but I'm tempted to try. Any device you stream to must be connected to a host PC (whatever's running Steam) via a 5GHz wi-fi or wired network. As for how you'll be playing these games away from the comforting clacking of your keyboard, the app will support "the Steam Controller, MFI controllers, and … [Read more...] about A new Steam app will stream games to tablets and TVs without a Steam Link