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Apple Adds Streaming Movie and TV Service Watchever to Apple TV in Germany

As noted by The Next Web, Apple has added support for new movie and TV streaming service Watchever to the Apple TV in Germany.
Essentially a German version of Hulu launched by Vivendi this month, it offers local, European and international movies and TV series for €8.99 a month. Key features include the ability to choose between a German dubbed version of international movies, or the original. There is also a personal recommendation algorithm à la Netflix.

Watchever added to Apple TV home screen in Germany (Source: @chrizkro)

Watchever had announced at its launch that it would be coming to the Apple TV, and Apple today updated its support document on third-party content providers to include Watchever.

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Posted: 22 months ago
USA gets the Apple TV for less, but has more streaming options. Hopefully this is the start of opening up local options in all regions to balance things out.

For example, Apple TV in the UK should have BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD and Demand 5. Most connected devices do, including the iPhone and iPad.
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Posted: 22 months ago

I agree, I'd love an app store.

Since the Apple TV runs it's own OS, it has a different set of APIs. It's very time-consuming to make a secure public API. The API currently in use probably has all sorts of security holes and bugs that they haven't patched up or fixed yet, because it's unnecessary until it becomes public. It took a year for iOS to release it's first public API, and many years after to give it all the features.

If the Apple TV developers have the time and resources, they can do it. It's all up to Apple to put more money into this, and we'll have a public API. I just don't think Apple has been ready for it yet.


Apple TV IS iOS. The same thing in your iphones and ipads...except with a different UI and geared towards multimedia.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago

A browser? How would you control it? With your iPad? You can airplay Safari to your Apple TV. So no need for that.

I think that's the reason there are no apps on the ATV. You need at least an iPod touch to control it. So you might as well use Airplay.


Not everyone that has an Apple TV has an iPad or some other several hundred dollar iDevice. All you would need is an inexpensive wireless keyboard.

For example, my mother in law has an AppleTV but doesn't have any other iDevices. Heck, she doesn't even have a smart phone.
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Posted: 22 months ago
Amazon Instant Video, ...please. I get so much out of my prime membership, but to watch all the prime content on my big TV's without having to buy/boot another set-top box would be so nice.
That or enable apps, or Amazon could support airplay video in the ipad player.
So close on so many fronts....
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago

All these rumours about iTV when it's already here! It just some taking some time to evolve to a more complex and productive creature.

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Apps on a TV... alright, plausible, at least some might come in use. Browser, why a browser on 40+" TV? Who browses the Internet when they're sitting on their couch? You have app for that: YouTube, Vimeo and other media sites.


So the internet is only for videos now? Either way, the YouTube app on the AppleTV is piss poor at best. Same with flickr. Vimeo is only marginally better.

"You have app for that: YouTube, Vimeo and other media sites."

What "other" sites are you talking about? You mentioned the 2 on the box. Other than flickr, there isn't a whole lot more you can do with a AppleTV in stock form that is with a crap.

Maybe YOU wouldn't surf sites on your TV, but many others would. I don't really see why people like you think that just because you don't have the desire to do something, then that particular something HAS to be totally pointless.

"Who browses the Internet when they're sitting on their couch?"

Yer kidding me right? How many laptops are in circulation at this moment? How many tablets are in use? That's just a silly comment. Yea, NO ONE browses the internet while sitting on their couch.:rolleyes:
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Posted: 21 months ago
I took my ATV3 with me to the beach. The resort's wireless was unsecured, but required you to login on their page to use it. Without a browser, I was stuck. I even tried to spoof the MAC address on my laptop, but no luck.
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Posted: 21 months ago

Amazon Instant Video, ...please. I get so much out of my prime membership, but to watch all the prime content on my big TV's without having to buy/boot another set-top box would be so nice.
That or enable apps, or Amazon could support airplay video in the ipad player.
So close on so many fronts....


I'd put an AppleTV in every room of my house if it had Amazon Prime support.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago
Just make an App Store.

Then all the iPlayer, 4od, Lovefilm, Amazon stuff would surely follow.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago
can you get english subtitles for 'watchever' on apple tv?

i want to be able to watch in german but have english subtitles so i can watch movies with my german girlfriend
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago

or stream your own content via iTunes or iTunes Match (if you are in a different location from your iTunes music library)
or airplay content to it (e.g. iPlayer, photos, videos, screen mirroring from your Macbook Pro)

For a 'pile of junk' my Apple TV gets more use than my Sky TV or Virginmedia boxes ever used to get.


A £25 RaspberryPi can perform both of those functions (and more). Makes the AppleTV a bad choice in the UK.
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