Perhaps that rumored “special event” hosted by Apple on September 12 will offer more than just an iPhone 5 and iPad Mini? Might an app-enabled version of Apple TV finally be in the works?
As first reported by MacRumors, the subscription-based Hulu Plus service is now appearing on the Apple TV menu (owners may need to reboot their device to see it). Hulu Plus, which has a monthly $7.99 fee, joins other blue blood digital services including YouTube, Netflix and of course iTunes, as pre-installed applications for Apple TV.
Forward-thinking Apple TV owners with latest generation iPhones (4 and 4S) and iPads (2 and “New”) can also run a variety of applications on their larger screens via the magic of AirPlay Mirroring. Here are some of our favorite iOS applications you can now run on Apple TV through that technology.
It seems inevitable that Apple will eventually open up a platform to enable third-party developers create apps directly for the TV device. Perhaps that is only a few weeks away?