Netflix’s Cheaper Ad-Supported Plan Now Available on Apple TV
Netflix this week brought its more affordable ad-supported plan to the Apple TV, which means subscribers who have the cheaper plan can now watch content through their set-top boxes from Apple.
When Netflix launched its ad-supported plan back in November, it did not work on the Apple TV. Netflix at the time said that support for the plan would be “coming soon,” with access to Netflix on the Apple TV limited to the more expensive Basic, Standard, and Premium plans.
As noted by TechCrunch, a Reddit user noticed that the Basic with Ads plan was available on the latest version of the Netflix app on the Apple TV, and Netflix confirmed that the ad-supported tier is now on tvOS.
The Netflix Basic with Ads plan is priced at $6.99 per month, $3 cheaper than the Basic $9.99 per month plan with no ads. The ads range in length from 15 to 30 seconds, and there are four to five minutes of ads per hour.
iOS 16.4 Will Add These 8 New Features to Your iPhone
Following nearly six weeks of beta testing, iOS 16.4 is expected to be released to the public as soon as this week. The software update includes a handful of new features and changes for the iPhone 8 and newer. To install an iOS update, open the Settings app on the iPhone, tap General → Software Update, and follow the on-screen instructions.
Below, we have recapped eight new features and…
Some Apple Employees Seriously Concerned About Mixed-Reality Headset as Announcement Draws Closer
Some Apple employees are concerned about the usefulness and price point of the company’s upcoming mixed-reality headset, The New York Times reports.
Apple headset concept by David Lewis and Marcus Kane Initial enthusiasm around the device at the company has apparently become skepticism, according to eight current and former Apple employees speaking to The New York Times. The change of tone…
Gurman: iOS 17 to Provide Several ‘Most Requested Features’
Apple changed the strategy for iOS 17 later in its development process to add several new features, suggesting that the update may be more significant than previously thought, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports.
In January, Gurman said that iOS 17 could be a less significant update than iPhone updates in previous years due to the company’s intense focus on its long-awaited mixed-reality…
Apple Releases tvOS 16.4 for Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD
Apple today released tvOS 16.4, the fourth major point update to the tvOS 16 operating system that came out last September. Available for the Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD, tvOS 16.4 comes two months following the release of tvOS 16.3.
The tvOS 16.4 update can be downloaded over the air through the Settings app on the Apple TV by going to System > Software Update….
Apple Reportedly Demoed Mixed-Reality Headset to Executives in the Steve Jobs Theater Last Week
Apple showcased its mixed-reality headset to the company’s top 100 executives in the Steve Jobs Theater last week, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.
In the latest edition of his “Power On” newsletter, Gurman explained that the “momentous gathering” is a “key milestone” ahead of the headset’s public announcement planned for June. The event was intended to rally Apple’s top members of…
Apple Explains Why It Launched an iPhone App Dedicated to Classical Music
Apple today published a support document explaining why it decided to release a standalone Apple Music Classical app for classical music.
In short, Apple says the app was designed to support classical music’s complex metadata:Classical music is different. It has longer and more detailed titles, multiple artists for each work, and hundreds of recordings of well-known pieces. The Apple Music…