Like Apple TV? It just got a little better. A handful of new apps were introduced to the service through today's update, including the Vevo music video service that we said might be coming back during the beginning of the month. (That was quick.) Adding to the mix are two new apps from Disney, as well as apps for the Weather Channel and the Smithsonian.
The Apple TV may not have the wide variety of content available on competing media streamers like Roku, but Cupertino appears to be making up for that shortfall, which could next include music video service Vevo.
Once upon a time, way back in the '80s, a lot of us enjoyed MTV because it delivered nonstop videos to our television screens. Vevo, a music video website, wants to bring some of that magic back, and on Apple TV to boot. As reported by AdAge (via MacRumors), the proposed music app would stream music videos 24/7, interrupted only by ads that are specifically made for TV rather than the Internet.
Twitter is about to spread its wings and fly into a completely different kind of product nest, with a music app that taps into the users you follow to suggest what kind of tunes you might want to listen to.
Okay, it may not be the same without Kurt Loder's deadpan news and all the veejays some of us grew up with, but VEVO TV is likely the closest thing we'll ever get to an always-on music video channel ever again.
The appropriately described "Hulu for music videos" finally receives a redesign of its iPad app today. VEVO has just introduced some new features, including increased Facebook integration, iTunes compatibility, and even more ways to learn about your favorite artists.
With music videos migrating from cable TV to the greener pastures of YouTube -- where stardom is made for folks like Justin Bieber and Rebecca Black -- there's a temptation for folks to craft their own musical creations. Rock Band creator Harmonix's new iOS title VidRhythm streamlines this process, though its options are so limited that it's more a meme creator than an editorial tool.