Apple TV 6.0 Software Update Released with iTunes Radio and AirPlay from iCloud Functionality

appletv.jpgFollowing the release of iOS 7 and the debut of its new iPhones, Apple has today pushed a new software update to its Apple TV set-top box following months of testing.

As expected, the update offers a number of new features for Apple TV users, including support for Apple’s newly released iTunes Radio music service, iCloud Photos and Videos, iTunes Music Store purchases on the device, Podcasts, and AirPlay from iCloud.

With AirPlay from iCloud, iTunes users can play content purchased from the iTunes store on any Apple TV, streaming it via iCloud.

- iTunes Radio: Create your own radio stations and listen to them ad-free with iTunes Match.

- iTunes Music Store: Browse, purchase, and play music directly from the iTunes Music Store.

- iCloud Photos: Adds support for playing video from a shared photo stream and viewing photo streams from multiple contributors.

- AirPlay from iCloud: Apple TV will play content from iTunes in the Cloud instead of your AirPlay device when possible. Requires iOS 7 on AirPlay device.

- Podcasts: Sync your podcasts and podcast stations across Apple TV and all your iOS devices.

- Subtitles & Captioning: Automatic subtitle selection based on Apple TV language setting. Customize closed caption style.

- Conference Room Display: Lock Apple TV into Conference Room Display (for business and education environments) and show onscreen instructions for using AirPlay.

- Software Update: Keep your Apple TV always up to date by automatically installing software updates when available.

- Setup: Use an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 7 to automatically transfer network settings, your Apple ID, and language preferences. Not available on iPhone 4 and iPad 2.

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Apple has been working hard to bolster its Apple TV content offerings in recent months and has added additional apps for Vevo, The Weather Channel, the Disney Channel, the Smithsonian Channel, and more. The company is also rumored to be working on an updated version of its Apple TV hardware, which could debut later this year.

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Top Rated Comments

Senseotech Avatar
115 months ago
Still no HBO Go on Apple TV for Charter Communications customers I wonder when will they fix this glitch.

That's not a glitch, that's charter refusing to allow it.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jaro65 Avatar
115 months ago
iTunes Radio on Apple TV could be quite handy, as it is already connected to my main receiver and a good set of speakers.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
storychristoph Avatar
115 months ago
Give me credit :0 i posted about it on the forums 5 minutes ago.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
The Economist Avatar
115 months ago
No UI changes at all.

Lame.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alent1234 Avatar
115 months ago
Hopefully they improved the caching performance... I hate renting a movie from iTunes and then being informed that it will be 3h:30m before I can start watching it... even with it set to 720p on a 25M connection. Fortunately I have no such issues with Netflix, Amazon, etc.


never had it happen
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
urbanj Avatar
115 months ago
NFL Sunday Ticket?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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