Here Is the Apple TV Scoop
Fans of Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) digital media receiver product can look forward to a software upgrade, but no new hardware at the company’s upcoming media event reports AllThingsD’s Peter Kafka. Speculation about a possible Apple TV product refresh at the September 10 media event began after GigaOM reported that global trade intelligence platform Panjiva had discovered bills of lading that described shipments of “Set Top Boxes.”
However, according to AllThingsD’s unnamed sources, Apple will not be unveiling a new Apple TV set top box at its upcoming media event scheduled for September 10. Instead, Apple will be adding some new features to the device via a software upgrade.
One of these new features will make it easier for users to play content that they have purchased on other users’ Apple TVs. Previously this could only be accomplished by logging onto another users’ device with your own Apple ID.
However, now users will be able to stream their content through another user’s Apple TV by using the AirPlay system. After authenticating the content through an iOS device, the content can be conveniently streamed directly from Apple’s server through the other user’s Apple TV.