We’re pleased to announce our newest show on the Art Channel for Apple TV: “Landscapes for Spring.” Landscapes fit particularly well on HD TV’s and we’ve got over 50 of the best of them. Shining particularly brightly are the beauty and power of Frederic Church’s Heart of the Andes and Twilight in the Wilderness.
Happy Spring, and Happy Easter!
We’re happy to announce the next show on our Apple TV Art Channel. “Easter Story” joins our recently announced “Valentine’s Day Inspirations” and “Highest Priced” shows, along with older favorites like “All-time Highlights” and a great selection of period shows. “Easter Story” includes almost 700 years worth of paintings from Botticelli, Fra Angelico and of course Da Vinci’s Last Supper. Plus much more.
We’re also pleased to announce that monthly subscriptions are now available to the Art Channel, which give you access to art well beyond what’s in the free and preview shows available for everyone. And videos. Even better, subscriptions are only 99 cents per month, and there’s a 7-day free trial. So we’re hoping you’ll sign up today.
We are pleased to announce Art Authority for iPad version 4.10.1. Here’s what’s new:
Art Authority for iPad 4.10.1 is a free update, available from the App Store today.
We’ve added an “Impressionism Favorites” show to our newly-introduced Art Channel app for the new Apple TV. Twenty-five of the best-loved works from one of the best-loved art movements. Not just one but two of Van Gogh’s Starry Night. And his Sunflowers and Irises as well. Classics from Monet, Renoir, Degas and others. All hanging on your wall courtesy of Apple TV and the Art Channel. Impressive.
We’ve also added preview shows from six other periods, to whet your appetite for things to come. As they say, stay tuned!
Art Channel, which can be downloaded for free from the new Apple TV app store, will present shows utilizing Art Authority’s database of over 100,000 paintings and sculptures by 1500 western artists. The first Art Channel show is, literally, The Best Ever, a hand-selected set of top paintings from the past 600 years. These all-time classics on an HDTV hanging on your wall literally have to be seen to be believed. A picture is worth way more than a thousand words in this case, but here are a couple anyway:
Apple says the future of TV is apps. We certainly agree. One of the great things about the Art Channel being an app is that, not only will we be adding shows to it in the future, but we’ll also be adding features. So look for some of the technologies pioneered by the Art Authority apps, like Art Real Size and Art Like This, to be available through the Art Channel as well.
Speaking of the future, the current one was not only envisioned long ago by Back to the Future, the movie, but also by us here at Open Door Networks (Art Authority’s parent company). In 2004 we shipped an application (they weren’t called “apps” back then) for the Macintosh that let the Mac display, among other things, full-screen works of art. And we specifically suggested hanging one of Apple’s new-fangled flat-screen iMacs on your wall for the best experience. The name of that Macintosh application? Envision.
While we’re looking to the past, we are also very proud of the fact that we are now 4-for-4 in App Store openings, having shipped a day-one app for the iPhone (July 10, 2008), iPad (April 3, 2010), Mac (January 6, 2011) and now the Apple TV (October 29, 2015). We can only hope the Apple TV app works out as well as these others have. We’re excited that it will!