Schmigadoon! — Enjoy the Ride Singalong | Apple TV+

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Enjoying the ride? Watch Schmigadoon! now on Apple TV+ https://apple.co/_Schmigadoon

A parody of iconic musicals, Schmigadoon! is a new musical comedy series executive produced by Lorne Michaels and starring Emmy Award nominee Cecily Strong and Emmy Award winner Keegan-Michael Key as a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship when they discover a magical town in which everyone is living in a studio musical from the 1940s. They then discover that they can’t leave until they find “true love.” The cast also includes Broadway and TV veterans including Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Fred Armisen, Jaime Camil, Jane Krakowski, and Ann Harada.

Hailing from Broadway Video and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, Schmigadoon! is co-created by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Paul serves as showrunner, and wrote all of the original songs for the series. Barry Sonnenfeld directs and executive produces. In addition to starring, Strong serves as producer, and Daurio serves as consulting producer and writer. Andrew Singer executive produces with Lorne Michaels on behalf of Broadway Video.

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Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 15 to Developers for Testing

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Apple on Tuesday seeded the fourth beta of tvOS 15 to developers for testing purposes. The fourth beta comes two weeks after the release of the third beta.

The tvOS 15 beta is compatible with fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models. The new beta can be downloaded to a compatible Apple TV that has the proper profile installed.

As usual, MacTrast and Apple both warn users to not install any betas on their daily driver Apple TV, especially early betas of new operating systems. Instead, only install betas on a device set aside for testing purposes.

Apple hasn’t shared much about tvOS 15, but there are some new features that we know of. SharePlay, which is a FaceTime feature, allows multiple users to watch TV shows or movies together. A new “For All of You” recommendation engine suggests shows everyone might enjoy.

A Shared With You section also displays movies and shows that were shared with you through the Messages app. When paired with AirPods Pro or AirPods Max, the ‌Apple TV‌ supports Spatial audio for a theater-like surround sound experience. A new feature is available for automatically connecting your AirPods through Smart ‌AirPods‌ routing.

Users can pair two HomePod mini speakers with the ‌Apple TV‌ 4K for stereo sound, and HomeKit-compatible cameras allow users to view multiple cameras at the same time on the ‌Apple TV‌.

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GameSir T4 Pro Wireless Bluetooth Controller review: A great family solution for Apple Arcade

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Make family game night more interesting with multiplayer Apple Arcade.

For those that don’t have any iOS-compatible (Mfi) controllers lying around, playing Apple Arcade on the Apple TV is going to be a challenge. I discovered this when I got a free trial of Apple Arcade with the purchase of a new Apple TV last year. Since the Apple Arcade is mostly used by my children, I didn’t want to spend a fortune on game controllers, so the affordable GameSir T4 Pro seemed like the perfect solution.

The GameSir T4 Pro is a wireless Bluetooth controller that supports all Apple devices, from Apple TV to iPhone and Mac computers. It was easy to connect to my devices, although it can be a bit of a pain when you need to switch from one device to the other. I’ll go into all those details later, but first, the basic pros and cons:



Bottom line: Here’s a cool, easy-to-use controller that works with any Apple device and supports Apple Arcade beautifully. Also, you can’t beat the price!

The Good

  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • Fun look with vibrant lights
  • Works with any Apple device
  • Has four programmable buttons

The Bad

  • Requires re-pairing every time you change devices
  • Apple Arcade does not support somatosensory operation

$36 at Amazon$36 at GameSir

GameSir T4 Pro Controller: Price and availability

Although this controller is occasionally available at Walmart, you can always find it at Amazon. For those who prefer to buy direct, it’s also available on the GameSir website. The reasonable price tag of the GameSir T4 Pro Wireless Bluetooth Controller is one of its best advantages. You can purchase it right now for only $36 on Amazon, as opposed to other similar controllers that go for over $50.

GameSir T4 Pro Controller: Play on all the devices

While I’m pretty tech-savvy, my kids are not, so a lightweight, easy-to-use controller is necessary for them to play Apple Arcade without constantly asking for my help. The GameSir T4 fits the bill with standard buttons and joysticks that closely resemble those on an X-Box controller. It’s not too heavy, and it fits easily into the kids’ hands for easy access to all buttons; at the same time, the GameSir T4 fits perfectly well into an adult hand as well. And although the outer appearance is not important to gameplay, we like the bright lights and pretty colors very much.

As for functionality, I find that the GameSir T4 Pro works exactly as a game controller should, with responsive sensitivity in the joysticks that feels great in racing games. There are four programmable buttons on the bottom of the controller that can supposedly be customized to perform special functions, but we don’t need these for the games we play in Apple Arcade. I understand that the T4’s asymmetric motor also provides accurate vibration, but so far, none of the games we play support this feature.

The GameSir T4 Pro works exactly as a game controller should, with responsive sensitivity in the joysticks that feels great in racing games.

One thing that I found convenient was built-in support for all my Apple devices. So far, we’ve used the GameSir controller with the Apple TV, my iPhone, an iPad, and a Mac computer. It connects to any and all of these devices easily. In fact, the controller comes with a simple attachment that allows me to mount my iPhone directly onto the controller for easy mobile gaming. This is especially fun for Call of Duty Mobile. The only downside here is that switching between devices can be a tad bit annoying, a point I’ll go into in the section below.

GameSir T4 Pro Controller: To pair and back again

As mentioned previously, the GameSir T4 Pro works with all Apple devices, but switching between devices is not as intuitive as I would like. If I switch from the Apple TV to my iPhone, I have to re-pair it every time. The same goes for when I switch back. In other words, any time you switch devices, you have to re-pair the controller to any device you switch to, even if you had previously paired the controller to said device. I’m no Bluetooth expert, but I have plenty of Bluetooth devices, and I know that this is not the case with most of my other Bluetooth devices. Perhaps multitouch Bluetooth is in order for the next generation of GameSir controllers.

Other than that, I have no complaints with the GameSir T4 Pro. I wish that Apple Arcade supported somatosensory operation (the use of gestures and body movements to influence gameplay), but as of right now, there are no Apple Arcade games that support this feature. It would be nice to test out the six-axis gyroscope that’s built into the GameSir controller, but for that, I’ll have to buy a Nintendo Switch. If I get a chance to test out that feature, I’ll come back and update this article accordingly.

GameSir T4 Pro Controller: Competition

I have not seen another high-quality MFi game controller at such a great price point. There are some great controllers on the market, but they are often upwards of $60. The closest competitor I’ve seen is the PXN Speedy Mfi Game Controller, which also comes with full Apple device compatibility and a smartphone attachment for iPhone gameplay. While the controller is comparable, the price is not. The PXN controller will run you $50 or more, while you can buy the GameSir T4 Pro for about $14 less.

GameSir T4 Pro Controller: Should you buy it?

You should buy this if …

  • You want to play Apple Arcade on the Apple TV.
  • You don’t want to spend a fortune on a controller.
  • You intend to play Apple Arcade on multiple Apple devices.

You shouldn’t buy this if…

  • You don’t have the patience to re-pair the controller when switching devices.
  • You have the budget to buy a more expensive controller.
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You won’t find another good Mfi controller at such an attractive price. Since this one comes with an iPhone attachment, it’s easy to use with any Apple device, from the iPhone to the Mac. Especially if you want to play Apple Arcade on the Apple TV, you’ll need a game controller like this one. The GameSir T4 Pro is a great solution for families that need several affordable controllers to allow multiple family members to play Apple Arcade. You may find that family members fight over who gets the controller since Dad can also use it to play CoD on the iPad. It also has a cool look with rainbow-colored lights that kids enjoy. When it comes to value for the price, this is the only Apple Arcade controller you’ll need.

Bottom line: From the iPhone to the Apple TV, the GameSir T4 Pro is a great way to play Apple Arcade. At this price, you can buy several for multiplayer game night.

$36 at Amazon$36 at GameSir

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Central Park — “Will I Fit” Lyric Video | Apple TV+

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It’s not always easy fitting in. Sing along to the music of Central Park and watch now on the Apple TV app with an Apple TV+ subscription https://apple.co/_CentralPark

This Emmy and NAACP Image Award-nominated musical series is created, written and executive produced by Emmy Award winner Loren Bouchard, alongside Grammy Award winner Josh Gad and Emmy Award winner Nora Smith. The star-studded ensemble cast features Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Kathryn Hahn, Tituss Burgess, and Stanley Tucci.

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The Snoopy Show — Tennis Time with Snoopy and Friends | Apple TV+

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Game, set, match—watch what happens when Snoopy and Woodstock take on Tennis! 🎾 Watch on the Apple TV App

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Second Season Premiere Episode of ‘Ted Lasso’ Now Available on Apple TV+

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The second-season premiere episode of popular Apple TV+ comedy “Ted Lasso” is now available for viewing on the streaming service. Ted Lasso is the most-watched program on the service.

“Ted Lasso” stars Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas who is hired to coach a professional soccer team in England despite having no experience coaching soccer. The series also stars Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster, and Nick Mohammed. Sarah Niles joins the cast this season, in the role of a sports psychologist who has been brought in to work with AFC Richmond.

The Lasso character first debuted during the 2013 NBC Sports English Premier League coverage. For its first season, “Ted Lasso” received a record-breaking 20 Emmy nominations, the most of any comedy in its first season.

In March, Sudeikis Sunday won a Golden Globe Award for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series” in the “Musical or Comedy” category.

The first episode of season 2 is now available on the Apple TV+ service, there will be 12 episodes this season, which will be released every Friday on the streaming service. Apple has already renewed the series for its third, and possibly final, season.

Creators of the show have indicated that the third season of “Lasso” will be its last. Bill Lawrence – who created the series along with series star Jason Sudeikis, Joe Kelly, and Brendan Hunt – said on a podcast that the show probably won’t go beyond the third season.

“Ted Lasso is a three-season show. After the third season, I will desperately try to get Mr. Sudeikis to do a…” said Lawrence. “The only way I think a fourth season of Ted Lasso exists would be if TL went and coached a soccer team that played about a block from Jason’s house in real life, you know what I mean? He’s got young kids.”

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Schmigadoon! — Corn Puddin’ Singalong | Apple TV+

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If you want a taste of corn puddin’, you better head to Schmigadoon! Watch now on Apple TV+ https://apple.co/_Schmigadoon

A parody of iconic musicals, Schmigadoon! is a new musical comedy series executive produced by Lorne Michaels and starring Emmy Award nominee Cecily Strong and Emmy Award winner Keegan-Michael Key as a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship when they discover a magical town in which everyone is living in a studio musical from the 1940s. They then discover that they can’t leave until they find “true love.” The cast also includes Broadway and TV veterans including Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Fred Armisen, Jaime Camil, Jane Krakowski, and Ann Harada.

Hailing from Broadway Video and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, Schmigadoon! is co-created by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Paul serves as showrunner, and wrote all of the original songs for the series. Barry Sonnenfeld directs and executive produces. In addition to starring, Strong serves as producer, and Daurio serves as consulting producer and writer. Andrew Singer executive produces with Lorne Michaels on behalf of Broadway Video.

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Lisey’s Story — Deep Dive: The Author’s Wife l Apple TV+

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What sacrifices do you make in a marriage? Plunge into Stephen King’s inspiration behind the character of Lisey and her role as a writer’s wife. From being her husband’s rock, to changing the narrative to make it her own story, this piece explores how Lisey balances the two. Watch all episodes of Lisey’s Story on Apple TV+ https://apple.co/_LiseysStory

Based on the novel by Stephen King, this terrifying thriller follows widow Lisey Landon (Julianne Moore) as a series of disturbing events revives memories of her marriage to author Scott Landon (Clive Owen) and the darkness that plagued him.

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Netflix to Offer ‘Free’ Original Games for Mobile Devices

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Netflix on Tuesday confirmed that it will be rolling out a gaming offering to its subscribers. The streamer plans on concentrating on games designed for mobile devices.

During the company’s second-quarter earnings report (via CNET), Netflix said that gaming is “another new content category,” similar to its expansion into original films, animation, and unscripted TV.

The games will be provided for free to paying subscribers.

We view gaming as another new content category for us, similar to our expansion into original films, animation and unscripted TV. Games will be included in members’ Netflix subscription at no additional cost similar to films and series. Initially, we’ll be primarily focused on games for mobile devices. We’re excited as ever about our movies and TV series offering and we expect a long runway of increasing investment and growth across all of our existing content categories, but since we are nearly a decade into our push into original programming, we think the time is right to learn more about how our members value games.

Netflix will be competing directly with Apple’s $4.99 per month “Apple Arcade” service that provides access to hundreds of ad-free games on users’ iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV devices.

Netflix did not announce a firm date for the rollout of the new gaming service, and also did not offer any details as to how the games will be distributed.

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Apple Searching for Large Production Facility for Apple TV+ Productions

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Apple is in search of a large production campus in the Los Angeles area for Apple TV+, says a new report by the Wall Street Journal.

Apple is said to have told real-estate developers that it is in search of a Los Angeles production campus. The production facilities could exceed half a million square feet in size, with enough space for the production of multiple TV shows and movies, likely for the Cupertino firm’s Apple TV+ streaming service.

Apple is likely having a bit of an issue in finding facilities to meet its needs, as many of the city’s available production facilities are said to be booked heavily in the coming months.

Mike Mosallam joined Apple in January this year as a lead production real-estate executive for Los Angeles, reportedly to oversee the company’s soundstage strategy. He previously worked as Netflix’s director of production planning and studio leasing.

Apple is reportedly looking to increase its presence in Hollywood by establishing a production campus. While Apple currently leases soundstages for its Apple TV+ productions in Los Angeles, a dedicated campus would help streamline the production process.

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tvOS 14.7 for Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K Now Available to the Public

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Apple has released tvOS 14.7 to the public. tvOS 14.7 is the seventh update to the Apple TV operating system that was released back in mid-September.

The ‌tvOS 14.7 update is free and can be downloaded via the Settings app on the ‌‌Apple TV‌‌ by going to “System” -> “Software Update.” If you have automatic software updates turned on your Apple TV will be upgraded to ‌‌tvOS 14‌.7 automatically.

There were no new tvOS features discovered during tvOS 14.7 beta testing, so it is not clear what’s new in the update. The tvOS 14.7 support document says the following about the update:

What’s new in tvOS 14.7

This update includes general performance and stability improvements.

tvOS 14.7 may be the last major update to tvOS 14, as Apple turns most of its attention to iOS 15, which is currently being beta tested and is expected to be released to the public in the fall.

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Central Park — “The Shadow” Lyric Video | Apple TV+

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Hide your jewels and beware of The Shadow. Sing along to the music of Central Park and watch now on the Apple TV app with an Apple TV+ subscription https://apple.co/_CentralPark

This Emmy and NAACP Image Award-nominated musical series is created, written and executive produced by Emmy Award winner Loren Bouchard, alongside Grammy Award winner Josh Gad and Emmy Award winner Nora Smith. The star-studded ensemble cast features Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Kathryn Hahn, Tituss Burgess, and Stanley Tucci.

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Swisscom brings blue TV to Apple TV

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Swiss telco Swisscom is making its TV platform blue TV available as an app on Apple TV.

With the app, users can, for example, access over 250 TV channels, the live matches of the Swiss Football League, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

At the same time, blue TV will be launched on net+ TV boxes. With the moves, Swisscom is continuing its strategy of making its TV offering accessible on as many platforms as possible. This includes apps for the smart TVs from Samsung and LG as well as the set-top boxes from UPC TV, Quickline and Wingo.

Non-Swisscom customers who want to use the blue TV app on Apple TV can choose between a free version with over 250 channels, which includes advertising when changing channels, and a premium version for CHF10 (€9.20) per month with more than 250 channels including replay, recording option and fast channel switching.

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The Snoopy Show — Surf’s Up Snoopy | Apple TV+

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Join Snoopy and the squad at the beach for an afternoon of surfing and adventure! 🌊 Watch The Snoopy Show on the Apple TV App

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Deutsche Telekom to offer Apple TV 4K for MagentaTV

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German telco Deutsche Telekom will offer its TV platform MagentaTV in combination with the Apple TV 4K box from July 20, 2021.

New and existing customers can get Apple TV 4K as a rental or purchase device. They can use the Apple TV app to watch Apple TV+ and Apple TV channels, and have the opportunity to buy or rent newly released movies, classics, and TV shows. Customers can also access Apple Music, Apple Arcade, and other apps, including games, fitness, and education.

“With Apple TV 4K we offer a perfect range of the best TV and excellent hardware with unique comfort to our customers. Thanks to the automatic login, our customers can immediately and easily access their favourite content on MagentaTV. The remote control developed for MagentaTV and certified by Apple also creates an extraordinary and unique customer experience,” said Michael Schuld, Head of TV at Deutsche Telekom.

MagentaTV will offer customers the zero sign-on from Apple: Apple TV 4K will automatically install the MagentaTV app and sign them in without the need to enter a username and password. With the special remote control optimised for MagentaTV, customers can jump directly to MagentaTV’s EPG with just one push of a button. Customers can also use a separate button to access Siri for voice control.

Eligible Deutsche Telekom customers receiving Apple TV 4K benefit from a limited time offer of three months of Apple TV+ included for free.

Also starting from July 20, Deutsche Telekom customers with the MagentaTV stick can access video subscription service Apple TV+.

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Apple Seeds Third Beta of tvOS 15 to Developers for Testing

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Apple on Wednesday seeded the third beta of tvOS 15 to developers for testing purposes. The third beta comes three weeks after the release of the second beta.

The tvOS 15 beta is compatible with fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models. The new beta can be downloaded to a compatible Apple TV that has the proper profile installed.

As usual, MacTrast and Apple both warn users to not install any betas on their daily driver Apple TV, especially early betas of new operating systems. Instead, only install betas on a device set aside for testing purposes.

Apple hasn’t shared much about tvOS 15, but there are some new features that we know of. SharePlay, which is a FaceTime feature, allows multiple users to watch TV shows or movies together. A new “For All of You” recommendation engine suggests shows everyone might enjoy.

A Shared With You section also displays movies and shows that were shared with you through the Messages app. When paired with AirPods Pro or AirPods Max, the ‌Apple TV‌ supports Spatial audio for a theater-like surround sound experience. A new feature is available for automatically connecting your AirPods through Smart ‌AirPods‌ routing.

Users can pair two HomePod mini speakers with the ‌Apple TV‌ 4K for stereo sound, and HomeKit-compatible cameras allow users to view multiple cameras at the same time on the ‌Apple TV‌.

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Central Park — “Keep It Low Key” Lyric Video | Apple TV+

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Help find the key this week on Central Park. Sing along to the music of Central Park and watch now on the Apple TV app with an Apple TV+ subscription https://apple.co/_CentralPark

This Emmy and NAACP Image Award-nominated musical series is created, written and executive produced by Emmy Award winner Loren Bouchard, alongside Grammy Award winner Josh Gad and Emmy Award winner Nora Smith. The star-studded ensemble cast features Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Kathryn Hahn, Tituss Burgess, and Stanley Tucci.

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Streaming got more 2021 Emmy nominations than broadcast and cable combined

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Streaming’s takeover of prestige television is now complete.

Online platforms accounted for a record 342 of this year’s Emmy nominations, up from 270 last year. Cable TV, which includes networks like HBO and FX, had 166 total nominations, down from 198 in 2020. And broadcast television (ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and PBS) combined for only 105 nominations, down from 126 last year.

Netflix, which for the second year in a row earned the most nominations of any streaming service or TV network with 129, was actually not responsible for streaming’s jump, since it received 31 fewer nominations than last year. Rather, streaming’s big bump can be attributed to two major developments: the rapid rise of Disney’s streaming service, Disney+, as well as the launch of WarnerMedia’s platform, HBO Max, last year.

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Schmigadoon! – First Look | Apple TV+

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Go behind the scenes with the creators and the cast of Schmigadoon! Watch Schmigadoon! July 16, only on Apple TV+ https://apple.co/_Schmigadoon

A parody of iconic musicals, Schmigadoon! is a new musical comedy series executive produced by Lorne Michaels and starring Emmy Award nominee Cecily Strong and Emmy Award winner Keegan-Michael Key as a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship when they discover a magical town in which everyone is living in a studio musical from the 1940s. They then discover that they can’t leave until they find “true love.” The cast also includes Broadway and TV veterans including Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Fred Armisen, Jaime Camil, Jane Krakowski, and Ann Harada.

Hailing from Broadway Video and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, Schmigadoon! is co-created by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Paul serves as showrunner, and wrote all of the original songs for the series. Barry Sonnenfeld directs and executive produces. In addition to starring, Strong serves as producer, and Daurio serves as consulting producer and writer. Andrew Singer executive produces with Lorne Michaels on behalf of Broadway Video.

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Apple in Talks With NFL for Streaming Rights to “Sunday Ticket” Package

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Apple is reportedly in talks with the National Football League for the streaming rights to the league’s “Sunday Ticket” package. The Information reports Apple has had discussions with NFL executives, but the league is also in talks with other tech firms as well as TV networks.

Sunday Ticket streaming rights are currently held by DirecTV, but that deal is up for grabs, and Apple could score the rights to stream all non-prime-time Sunday NFL games, allowing out-of-market fans to view the games on Apple TV+.

DirecTV currently pays somewhere around $1.5 billion to broadcast the Sunday Ticket games, but its deal with the NFL expires in 2022. The NFL, of course, is looking to score a larger amount for any new deal.

Disney is also said to be interested in acquiring the rights to Sunday Ticket for its ESPN streaming service. The information claims Apple is not seen as a major contender for the rights, due to its reluctance to invest money in entertainment programming.

Apple previously had discussions with the Pac-12 conference about streaming the conference’s college sports, but the talks petered out and the only sports-related content currently on Apple TV+ is the comedy, Ted Lasso.

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Mr. Corman — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

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With better luck, choices, or posture, Josh Corman could’ve been a rock star. Now he teaches fifth grade, and struggles to find happiness and meaning in a world that sometimes feels short on both. Watch Mr. Corman, premiering August 6 on Apple TV+ https://apple.co/_MrCorman

From writer, director, executive producer, and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“500 Days of Summer,” “Inception,” “Don Jon”), “Mr. Corman” follows the days and nights of Josh Corman, an artist at heart but not by trade. Things haven’t been going his way lately – his lifelong dream of a career in music didn’t pan out and he finds himself teaching fifth grade at a school in the San Fernando Valley, his ex-fiancé Megan has moved out and his high school buddy has moved in. Aware that he still has a lot to be thankful for, Josh struggles nevertheless through universal feelings of anxiety, loneliness and self-doubt. Darkly funny, oddly beautiful and deeply heartfelt, this relatable comedy-drama speaks for our contemporary generation of 30-somethings – rich with good intentions, poor with student loans and working to become grown-ups sometime before they’re senior citizens.

Song: “P.O.V. Waltz” by Harry Nilsson https://apple.co/POVWaltz
Song: “Wack Jack” by Hamilton Leithauser https://apple.co/WackJack

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Ted Lasso — The Lasso Way | Apple TV+

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The Lasso Way returns in 16 days. Are you ready to laugh (and probably cry)? Season 2 of Ted Lasso premieres on July 23, only on Apple TV+ https://apple.co/_TedLasso

Golden Globe® winner Jason Sudeikis is Ted Lasso, an American football coach hired to manage a British soccer team—despite having no experience. But what he lacks in knowledge, he makes up for with optimism, underdog determination…and biscuits.

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British Broadcaster Apologises After Apple TV Streaming Problems During Crucial England Euro 2020 Match

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British broadcaster ITV has apologized after fans streaming the England vs Denmark Euro 2020 semi-final on an Apple TV encountered problems. The issues led to some viewers missing a significant portion of the historic match, BBC News reported.

The broadcaster said viewers watching on other Apple devices, such as iPads and iPhones, and its ITV Hub player had been unaffected. But there have been other complaints about ITV Hub’s livestreaming, such as it does not work on all smart TVs. Some of those with supposedly compatible devices have said they have experienced problems and poor picture quality. Nearly 24 million people watched the game on ITV’s traditional TV channels. But ITV said its digital-streaming problem had not been due to high demand for the service. And it had also experienced “technical difficulties” during the France v Switzerland match on 20 June. In a previous tweet, the broadcaster acknowledged issues with its Amazon Fire TV Stick service on 3 July.

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‘Blackb0x’ Jailbreak Tool Now Available for Older Apple TV Models

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While Apple may no longer support older generations of its Apple TV, there are still plenty of folks that use their older Apple TV boxes on a regular basis. Today’s announcement is for them. A new tool called “Blackb0x” was released this week for jailbreaking older Apple TV models.

Blackb0x works with third- and fourth-generation Apple TVs, and it lets users easily jailbreak such devices. The process is quite simple and is accomplished through a macOS app.

While older Apple TV models don’t run tvOS, so they don’t have access to the App Store like newer models, the jailbreak allows them to do more with the venerable old black box, opening up a way for them to add extensions and such, squeezing as much life as they can from their old set-top box.

As reported by iDownloadBlog, the jailbreak is tethered in some cases and untethered in others. It depends on the model and operating system version, as listed below:

  • Apple TV 3,2 (A1469) (tvOS 8.4.x untethered, tvOS 7.x tethered)
  • Apple TV 3,1 (A1427) (tvOS 8.4.x untethered, tvOS 7.x tethered)
  • Apple TV 2,1 (A1378) (tvOS 7.1.2 tethered, tvOS 6.1.4 untethered)

The difference between a tethered jailbreak and an untethered jailbreak is that the tethered jailbreak process needs to be redone every time the device is restarted, while the untethered jailbreak is “permanent.”

You can read more details about the process on Blackb0x’s GitHub page.

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Reese Witherspoon’s ‘Hello Sunshine’ Media Company May be Purchased by Apple

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The Wall Street Journal. reports the Apple is mulling a purchase of Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine media firm. Hello Sunshine produces several Apple TV+ series, including the Jennifer Aniston star vehicle, “The Morning Show,” “Surface” starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, “The Last Thing He Told Me” with Julia Roberts, and country music reality series “My Kind of Country.”

Hello Sunshine has reportedly been up for sale in the last couple of months and several interested buyers have been showing interest. Thanks to the media company’s success with “The Morning Show,” “Big Little Lies,” and other series, Hello Sunshine could be valued at as much as $1 billion.

The production company is working with investment bankers to explore its options, and there is no guarantee that it will be sold, nor that Apple will purchase it.

If Apple successfully purchases Hello Sunshine, it could likely be brought into the Apple Studios fold. Apple Studios already produces Apple TV+ shows, producing “Snow Blind” with Jake Gyllenhaal, “Killers of the Flower Moon” with Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, and many other productions.

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