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Developing for Apple TV using tvOS and Swift by Brad Lees, Stefan Kaczmarek, Gary Bennett

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CHAPTER 7

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Storing and Sharing Data

The Apple TV has undergone quite an evolution when it comes to storage. The original Apple TV came with a standard 40GB or 160GB hard drive. The Apple TV would use that storage for holding movies, TV shows, and music locally on the Apple TV. For the next two generations of the Apple TV, Apple removed the hard drive completely. Instead, the Apple TV was equipped with 8GB of flash storage. These boxes lacked the ability to locally store any media; instead movies, TV shows, and music all had to be streamed either from a local computer or across the Internet. With the fourth-generation, Apple has released a hybrid ...

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