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Apple TV iOS 7 Beta Adds iTunes Radio and Conference Room Display Mode

Last week, Apple released iOS 7 Beta 1 for iPhone to developers. At the same time, it released a new beta for the Apple TV as well.


Users of the Apple TV beta have discovered at least two new features inside. AppleInsider notes that Apple built an iTunes Radio client for the Apple TV -- something that Eddy Cue mentioned during the WWDC Keynote and that Apple has promoted to potential iTunes Radio advertisers -- with in-line video advertisements.

Apple has also added a 'Conference Room Mode' for use in business and academic settings that displays simple instructions for connecting to a Wi-Fi network and sending data from both a Mac or iOS device.

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The final version of the Apple TV Beta software should be released alongside iOS 7 in the fall.

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17 months ago
Just bring an AppStore, please.
Rating: 21 Votes
17 months ago
Apple TV AirPlay working over enterprise WiFi would and should kick the rear of all those truck-heavy projectors with their clumsy settings, sorry resolutions, and infinite cords. High time!
Rating: 16 Votes
17 months ago
'Conference Room Mode'? :faceplam:

How about AirPlay Direct?!?!?!?!

No network needed!
Would instantly buy 65-75 Apple TVs if they had the mythical Airplay Direct feature.
Rating: 8 Votes
17 months ago
One of the conference rooms here has an Apple TV... I'm not sure which one, it always shows up on my Airplay list. Ooooo trust me it has been very tempting to screw with...
Rating: 6 Votes
17 months ago
The conference room display mode could be quite nice to use in a guest bedroom.
Rating: 5 Votes
17 months ago

Or in hotel rooms.


Until the guy in the room next door to you pushes his kiddie porn to your TV by mistake...
Rating: 4 Votes
17 months ago
'Conference Room Mode' to me wouldn't imply file sharing but rather video conferencing (like Skype for Xbox with Kinect camera). Not saying it doesn't have merit, but given the title and what we think it does in its current iteration, this doesn't seem like the right title.
Rating: 4 Votes
17 months ago

The conference room display mode could be quite nice to use in a guest bedroom.


Or in hotel rooms.
Rating: 4 Votes
17 months ago
This is a place I could see them flexing their WiFi-Direct muscles. I know where I work, getting the AppleTV on the WiFi network is nearly impossible because the last time I checked it didn't support 802.1X certificate based authentication. I had heard that you could pull this off with a provisioning profile now, but I haven't checked.

The main problem is, even if you can get it on the network, Bonjour as a protocol can't jump subnets. Where I work they use subnets like a 5 year old eats tic-tacs. Joining the WiFi could result in you being put in any random subnet in a large set of subnets in the same domain. So even on the same network they two devices can't "see" each other because the bonjour service doesn't scan outside of the host's subnet. WiFi Direct would solve that. It would also solve the problem of getting an iPad on the corporate network, something we're technically not allowed to do anyways.
Rating: 3 Votes
17 months ago

Roku already did that, they have had a 'channel store' since forever, and two years ago added the game store. The remote doubles as bluetooth game control (think Wii).


Sorta, but Roku doesn't have the current iOS echo system to leverage.
Rating: 2 Votes

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