Apple's $99 Apple TV is one of a handful of devices that can be used to stream sources like Netflix and HBO Go to a TV.
Apple on April 21 added several A&E Networks apps to Apple TV, including The History Channel, Lifetime, and A&E. With the apps, users who subscribe to DirecTV, FiOS, or Cablevision can see shows like "Duck Dynasty" and "Project Runway" using their Apple TVs.
Similar to Roku and Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV lets users stream movies and TV shows directly to their TVs. Popular sources of content include Apple's own iTunes as well as Netflix and HBO, whose HBO Go app was released for Apple TV in June 2013.
Apple regularly adds new apps to Apple TV. The Disney Channel and Vevo were added on Aug. 27, 2013; MLS and Disney Junior were added on Sept. 26, 2013; and ABC, Bloomberg TV, and Crackle were added on Dec. 11, 2013.
The software that powers Apple TV received a major update in September 2013, gaining the ability to listen to iTunes Radio (Apple's Pandora-like streaming radio service) and the ability to browse the iTunes Store directly from the device.
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