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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Build and Sideload Your Own Apple TV 4 Live TV Streaming App

Below are all the links you need to build your own Apple TV 4 App for http live streaming (m3u8,PLS)

Kane's Github

A simple Apple TV Template to create your own live tv channel pretty easy.

1) A free Apple Developer account

2) You will need a Mac running the latest version of XCode & OSX (up to date)

3) You will need a live tv or radio source (format: m3u8, pls), test the link with VLC to make sure it's working.

4) An Apple TV 4th generation (the new one)

5) A USB-C cable to USB-A or USB-C cable to USB-C  to sideload your channel on your Apple TV.

Template is using by default the NASA TV channel, you just need to change the URL in the 

ViewController.swift to your own. Pretty easy.

Kane's Sample image pack for making your own Apple TV 4 App icon:

click here for all TVOS Github projects

Friday, December 18, 2015

Dec 18 2015 Apple TV 4 AppStore App Availability

Here is a video to show you whats Apps are currently available on the Apple TV 4 Appstore on Dec 18 2015

Bi-Weekly Video. so subscribe so you can keep up to date.

Please comment on any App you need me too elaborate on. I comment back Quickly

Thank you!/Dave01568

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Monday, December 14, 2015

1Byone Vintage Record Turntable Review, Demo, and Music History

The History of Music

In 1877 Thomas Edison was the first to record audio with his invention of the phonograph. Edison used a cylinder coated in wax and foil that imprinted divots in to it by the vibrations using a coracoid process.  He called his invention the phonograph.

Emile Berliner invented the Gramophone 10 years later. He was the first inventor to stop recording on cylinders and started recording onto disc instead.

He was later joined by Eldridge Johnson  who made a motor for the gramophone to keep it at a steady speed instead of hand-cranking the records. 

The records had a spiral groove etched into it.  The needle attached to the "arm" that is attached to the speaker horn would run along this bumpy grove while being hand-cranked and output the sound vibration through the gramophone speaker.

The first disc was made of soft glass, then zinc, and then eventually plastic . It took 12 years after the invention of the gramophone for the flat disc to become mainstay in the hearts of most audiophiles.

In the early half of the 20th century (1900-1960), The 10” 78 RPM speed records became the disc of choice. They were made of shellac resin but they were very brittle. The recording groves that are read by the needle, were 4 times wider, and much deeper, than current record discs. 

Starting in 1948, The 33-1/3 RPM LP(long Playing) records were invented. originally called Microgroove(MG) . They had groves that were much closer together which allowed longer record and play times and significantly reduces the “crackling” sounds.

45 RPM records are records played slightly faster because they only had to accommodate one song and were very popular in jukeboxes because companies can pack more discs. With a large center hole cut out in the middle to make it easier to work with mechanical jukebox arms.

The speeds in which the three types of records needed to be played, have been standardized by a collaborative effort between radio, movie studios, and manufacturers and are still in effect today.

In the video below i Demo all three type of disc on a Retro-style record player from a company called 1ByOne. 

This record player plays all the speeds and has Plenty of modern technology as well.

You can pick up one of these record players by clicking the following links and
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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Apple TV 4 Updated, iOS iTunes Remote App Fixed Half Way

There is something to be excited about the New Apple TV 4. Apple has pushed out a firmware update to TVOS that enables iTunes Remote App support

TVOS 9.1 (13u85)
iOS Remote app 4.2.2

This allows the user to use there mobile device as a remote control for the new ATV 4. it continues support for home sharing as well

The update ,while exciting, needs some work. Most games can’t be played using the app, Siri is missing, and the sleep functionality dead. you can also forget about CEC control . 

The app, at the least, pretty much allow you to navigate for now

Check out the video below for a detail look at the new update. 

There is an update to the apple Watch Remote also 

imore Article About iWatch Remote app

Siri is coming to the remote app as well

Update: Apple just released 4.2.3 with no additional functionality . Just a change to the app store description

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

1byone Digital HDTV OTA Antenna and Signal Booster Review and Setup (Video)

Cable cutting has been a major goal for many people. Getting the "over the air" antenna is a good way to start. It's literally the one service the government makes sure you get absolutely free. 

The FCC since 2007 has mandated that television networks all over the United States start broadcast high-quality digital signals OTA. They also encouraged television manufactures to design their televisions to except the free digital broadcast

You can actually get a coupon for a free digital tuner box if you're older television isn't equipped to do so.

You can use pretty much any antenna, depending on where you live and how far away you are from the towers

1byone makes an antenna that has a 60mile range that is amplified to boost your signal and give you the best chance for success. 

In the video below from my YouTube channel, AskUncleDave , i review this product, install, and show you all the channels I get

Seeing is believing. If you've never seen in person an over the air television station broadcasted in HD, you haven't seen real HD. This is because the cable companies compress the signal so they can deliver multiple services like television telephone and Internet service.

With antennas you get a uncompressed full digital signal through your coax cable that makes details Pop

You can find the products I review in the video by clicking on the following links

Friday, December 4, 2015

Firecore's infuse App 4 0, Apple TV 4, Public Release ,Setting Up Shares DLNA/uPnP ...

Firecore’s infuse 4 App For Apple TV 4 Now Available plus Shares Setup video

The infuse 4 App for the Apple TV 4 is finally out of Beta Testing. Infuse is absolutely the best video app, in the Apple AppStore ecosystem. Infuse is an app that allows you to stream video stored on your PC, Mac, NAS, Airport or local (LAN) Wifi connected Hard Drives. it will even Connect/Stream to UPnP/DLNA apps like Plex, Kodi (XBMC), Serviio, WMC, PS3 Media Server. No matter where you have your media stored the infuse app will find it. 

It seems infuse 4 is only using SMB(Samba) to connect SMB, which stands for Server Message Block, is a protocol for sharing files. there seems to be a lack of AFP file sharing(MAC) seen in the Beta

SMB was probably use because its universal for Mac and Windows users alike

The infuse 4 app is exclusive to the new Apple TV and it joins The mobile iOS, infuse 3 app with many of the same feature with the exception of actually storing the file onto mobile devices. 

The Apple TV version just store the url to the location of where and what devices you have your media stored for easy access.

The infuse offers many great features including metadata (cover art,synopsis),
realtime subtitles search (OpenSubtittles), integrated trakt with 2 way sync, full support for Dolby® Digital Plus & DTS-HD® surround sound

The best feature is Live Hardware decoding. This means you do not have to convert media for play on your Apple TV or iOS .Play most any media format including as MKV, AVI, MP4, WMV & many others

Watch the video below about setting up Shares in the settings of your infuse app and all of your media storage devices

You may also like the infuse App Beta walk-through video 

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Infuse 4 is compatible with Apple TV (4th gen), iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and requires iOS 8 or later. Via

There are two versions of infuse for both iOS and Apple TV

Infuse 4 for Apple TV is a free upgrade for all current Infuse 3 Pro users.

Note: The same features are available whether you upgrade to Pro via In-App Purchase, or purchase the standalone Infuse Pro app

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Old OTA TV Antenna with New TV Set Works by AskUncleDave

The only reasons you would buy an Over the air antenna is because you don't already have one.

Today's antennas are small,light weight and vary in ranges. Usually, they come in 30 mile 40 mile and 50 mile ranges but in my opinion You get more range with an older antenna

If you already have the steel, heavy, old style antennas, your grandfather used to use, installed on your roof, you don't need anything else Providing your television set was made after 2007.

You don't even need a digital converter box because these newer TVs have a digital tuner and software inside

Over-the-Air Broadcast hasn't changed since the invention of TV. The only thing that has changed is the What television stations offer. Alone side analog Broadcast signal it is also Digital

Don't be confused between the meaning of digital and high definition(720p,1080p). You can still receive a digital Channel but it can be in standard definition (480P)

Most of the major networks like CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox are usually high definition widescreen broadcast

 "Digital Television (DTV) is an advanced broadcasting technology that has transformed the television viewing experience. DTV enables broadcasters to offer television with better picture and sound quality, and multiple channels of programming. Since June 13, 2009, full-power television stations nationwide have been required to broadcast exclusively in a digital format.
The switch from analog to digital broadcast television is known as the Digital Television Transition. In 1996, Congress authorized the distribution of an additional broadcast channel to every full-power TV station so that each station could launch a digital broadcast channel while simultaneously continuing analog broadcasting.  Later, Congress set June 12, 2009 as the deadline for full power television stations to stop broadcasting analog signals." by FCC.Gov

The other advantage of using an antenna mounted on your house, or in your attic, brings over the service your cable company delivers is that the signal is uncompressed. The cable companies are delivering multiple services Cable TV, Telephone, and Internet, so they are forced to compress these signals in order to deliver them fast through a coax cable at the same time.

Uncompressed signals gives you beautiful Picture quality. When people see it live and for the first time they describe it as almost 3 dimensional.

The best part when using an antenna is that it's totally, Totally free

Watch the video below from my YouTube channel AskUncleDave for more about these old style antennas

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Infuse 4 for Apple TV 4: first look (video)

Infuse 4 for Apple TV 4: first look (video)

Infuse, one of the most popular media players for iOS, is coming soon to the new Apple (it should be availabe on the Apple TV App Store by the end of the year). The first beta has been sent out to beta testers on Wednesday and some of them have already managed to record and share the videos showing the app in action on the Apple TV 4.

Here is my YouTube  AskUncleDave video showing off the setup process and some details on how Infuse 4 will actually work on the 4th generation Apple’s set-top box.

Infuse 4 will be a universal app (iPhone, iPad, Apple TV) and will come as a free update for all current Infuse 3 Pro users.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Apple TV 4 App Saves Media to Your ATV Hard Drive !!!

When we shop for a new iOS device like an iPad, iPhone, and iPod we tend to keep in mind the amount of storage we could buy because we want to be able to bring our Media with us so we can watch Movies, TV shows, and Music.

Most People want to enjoy watching their media without worrying about Storage, internet connection speeds, and eating through our Data Plans

Apple sells iOS devices that come in 16gb, 32GB, 64gb, and 128gb but what about the Apple TV 4? why only 32GB and 64GB?

Apple figures most ATV customers will just stream content via DLNA/UPnP or use home sharing for content we purchased on iTunes. So the small hard drive is to just store Apps and data

I don't think apple would imagine that people may want to download Media to the ATV hard drive so that we can use the Apple TV in the car, like i did ( Apple TV 4 in The Car detailed ) or bring their ATV to a Friends House

There is an app that allows you to do just that. Save your collection right on the ATV hard drive itself

Watch the Youtube video on my channel "AskUncleDave"

In this video i give you an overview of all the media apps i use on ATV and if you skip to 12:20 you will see the app that allows you to download Media to ATV for offline use.

I don't want to mention the name of the App in the article. So Apple, you will just have to watch the video to find out!! Apple, Please don't Pull it from the App Store

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Apple TV 4 in The Car

Setting up an Apple TV in Your Home is easy. It's a matter of plugging the HDMI into the back of the ATV and the other end into the HDMI input on the back of the television set.

In the car, most Radio head units don't come with an HDMI inputs. You may see a composite RCA output so you can hook up rear screens for your passengers to view Media.

Some radios, have HDMI inputs but usually they are locked Down and give you a watered Down experience using the manufacturers Apps proxied buy your mobile Devices operating system. just like Apples Carplay or pioneer's AppRadio

If your car's Head unit has a DVD Player you may be able to watch a movie in the front seat as long is your car isn't the park position

All of the above mentioned are in place to Keep you safe so you're not distracted. Makes sense don't it

What if you want the full experience our mobile devices give us. What if you want the the experience you get in your home, like with the new Apple TV 4?

The Apple TV 4 is a great media streaming box to using your car for many reasons. It has a ever expanding app store, not only for media but for games.

The Siri Remote, unlike the previous ATV remotes is Bluetooth. You now don't have to worry about line of sight so you can install the Apple TV anywhere in the car. The glove box, the trunk under the seat etc.

Air play now works without the need to have a router in your car providing you have a fairly new device running IOS 8 or better. Apple calls it peer to peer

You can also save a large movie, TV and Music Collection on the Apple TVs hard drive using the
"One Video" ATV app seen in my video here: Apple TV 4 App Saves Media to Your ATV Hard Drive !!!. Storing the actual movie on the Apple TVs hard drive is great if you don't have an Internet connection in your car.

Restrictions, the lack of inputs, and the power supply are three of the hurdles stopping most from connecting any sort of secondary Device to your cars Radio display

In the video below you can see my setup and find out what works and what doesn't work

One last thing to mention is that I use this set up to entertain the passengers in the rear not so I can watch while I'm driving. You may want to also.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

New Apple TV 4 HDMI CEC Control Volume and Power

New Apple TV 4 HDMI CEC Control Volume and Power 
written by AskUncleDave

During Apple's 2015 September event, Eddy Cue, Apple's senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, talked about the Apple TV 4 having the Feature called HDMI CEC Control.

Photo courtesy of Apple

Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) is an HDMI feature designed to allow the user to command and control CEC-enabled devices connected through HDMI by using just one of their remote controls (for example by controlling a television set, set-top box, PVR/DVR, and DVD player using only the Siri remote control). CEC also allows for individual CEC-enabled devices to command and control each other without user intervention.
In order for HDMI-CEC to work, in regards to the ATV, you need the correct Hdmi Cable and a Television set that has this capability. Don't fret, most of the TV sets sold in the last couple of years have this. most of the hdmi cables made today, aside really cheap ones that sell for couple of buck on ebay, will work. 
Hdmi version 1.2a or better have this 
Before you start poking around your TV settings you need to know that almost every TV manufacturer calls it something different

HDMI-CEC Trade Names

  • AOC: E-link
  • Hitachi: HDMI-CEC (Thank you, Hitachi!)
  • LG: SimpLink
  • Mitsubishi: NetCommand for HDMI
  • Onkyo: RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI)
  • Panasonic: HDAVI Control, EZ-Sync, or VIERA Link
  • Philips: EasyLink
  • Pioneer: Kuro Link
  • Runco International: RuncoLink
  • Samsung: Anynet+
  • Sharp: Aquos Link
  • Sony: BRAVIA Sync
  • Toshiba: CE-Link or Regza Link
  • Vizio: CEC (Thank you, Vizio!)
The video in this article goes into detail about what you need to setup on both your Apple TV, and in this case, a Television to control Power and Volume with just a Siri Remote 

Source: How-to geek

Monday, November 2, 2015

Apple TV 4 Official Plex App with NAS Plex Server Explained

Running Plex on an Apple TV prior to tvOS isn’t something new – people have been running custom Apple TV apps like Plex for years by using custom markup languages and JavaScript combined with simple DNS trick.
Now, that Apple offers customers an Apple TV App Store and Xcode to developers, Plex has released official Plex app.
To run Plex (Player) on Apple TV 4 you need to have the latest Plex Media Server running on a Mac, PC, Linux, FreeBSD or a NAS that can transcode. More info can be found on Plex Support.
Here is my video showing the new Apple TV app with Plex Server running on a NAS.

You can find more videos on my YouTube channel AskUncleDave.
Note that DRM-protected content (such as video from the iTunes store), ISO disc images, and VIDEO_TS folders are not supported in Plex for Apple TV.
Plex app is free in the Apple TV App Store.i uploaded a video showing the new Apple TV App with Plex Server running on a NAS