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

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.

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Our source told us the following:

"A Disney branded app for Star Wars will launch on Apple TV devices, with plans to distribute the final Clone Wars episodes exclusively digitally only through the Apple TV device for a limited period of time. This will happen in this holiday season.

In 2014, plans are in an early stage to use the platform to deliver SW7 production news 'live' from the sets, followed with Star Wars Rebels in late 2014 taking us all the way through to SW7 release."
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.

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9 months ago
This is not the app you're looking for.....
Rating: 24 Positives
9 months ago
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?
Rating: 16 Positives
9 months ago

All I want is the ability to remove some apps from my interface.


posted yesterday .

One can do that via parental controls.
Rating: 9 Positives
9 months ago
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.
Rating: 8 Positives
9 months ago

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?


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 :o
Rating: 7 Positives
9 months ago

All I want is the ability to remove some apps from my interface.


You can hide as many as you want from the Parental Controls interface.
Rating: 7 Positives
9 months ago
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.
Rating: 5 Positives
9 months ago
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.
Rating: 4 Positives
9 months ago
Do or do not. There is no try.

the more apps the merrier.
Rating: 4 Positives
9 months ago
Make it so

..whoops, wrong franchise.

Why is this front page news? This should be a side page news story.


Says the person with a droid for an avatar. :D
Rating: 3 Positives

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