Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Late afternoon media app updates: HBO GO gets AirPlay, Apple TV app to come; Next Issue Media updates app to make its easier to add and remove magazines

A number of important media app updates were released this afternoon into a very slow Apple App Store. The most anticipated was the HBO GO universal iOS app which has added AirPlay on devices running at least iOS 6. With the app update HBO subscribers will be able to stream content from their mobile or tablet device to an Apple TV.

Also, HBO let be known that there will be a new Apple TV app, as well.

As with all their apps, the user will have to sign into the cable provider account in order to access the content. But at least there will be an app, furthering the (small) chance that HBO will one day "cut the cord," as unlike as that is.

Next Issue Media, the digital newsstand backed by major publishers Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp., and Time Inc., has updated its iOS app today. "We’ve made it easier for Unlimited Plan customers to add and remove magazines from their personal library. Now, with more than 80 magazines in our catalog, there’s even more content to read," states the app description. The update also fixes some bugs.
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My own account shows new updates for Crain's Chicago Business, as well as the recently released Phoenix Magazine from Cities West Publishing, though there are no new app description text to tell me about the updates. (Original TNM posts: Crain's Chicago Business and Phoenix Magazine