Apple TV

Disney’s Iger steps down from Apple board

Disney CEO Bob Iger has announced his resignation from Apple’s board.  According to a filing from Apple, Iger resigned on September 10 – the same day that the company revealed the launch date and pricing for Apple TV+. This officially put Apple and Disney in direct competition with one another. In a statement published by […]

Apple TV+ undercuts Netflix and Amazon in India

Apple TV+ will launch in India at RS99 (€1.25) per month, drastically undercutting its streaming rivals.  The news follows the iPhone-maker’s reveal of the service’s launch date and US pricing during an event at its Cupertino campus.  The indian price point is even cheaper than Netflix’s mobile-only plan that was recently unveiled in the region. […]

Apple eyes November launch for Apple TV+ at US$9.99

Apple is planning on rolling out its premium streaming service for US$9.99 per month starting in November. According to a report in Bloomberg, the company wants Apple TV+ to be a part of its drive to reach US$50 billion in service sales by 2020 with a launch globally in over 150 countries.  The pricing puts […]

Apple TV use jumps as growing services revenue offsets iPhone decline

Apple’s growing services revenue for the quarter to June, including Apple TV, helped pushed the technology giant’s top line growth into positive territory, offsetting a decline in product sales. Services revenue overall was US$11.455 billion, up from US$10.17 billion for the prior year period. Products revenue fell from US$43.095n billion to US$42.354 billion. iPhone sales […]

Cue: Apple TV+ to focus on quality rather than quantity

Apple TV+ will focus on providing “the best” of TV but will not compete with Netflix in providing “the most”, according to Eddie Cue, Apple’s SVP of internet software and services and the executive in charge of the new video service. Cue told the UK Sunday Times newspaper that Netflix’s model of creating a large […]

Netflix doubles down on ‘no ads, no sport’ commitment

Netflix has reaffirmed that it is not planning on introducing advertising or live sports to the platform. Speaking at SeriesFest 2019 in Denver, chief content officer Ted Sarandos stated that neither advertising or bidding on sports rights are “not core to the proposition”. The latter is an area which Amazon has made great strides in, […]

tvOS update introduces picture-in-picture to Apple TV

Hot off the heels of announcing a bevy of new features for tvOS at WWDC, Apple has also added picture-in-picture to Apple TV. The developer beta of tvOS launched on June 17, and 9to5Mac reports that viewers are now able to shrink videos to a smaller size in the corner of the screen while continuing […]

Apple ditches iTunes, splits media offerings across three apps

Apple is to discontinue iTunes with the latest version of macOS, the company has confirmed. Speaking at its WWDC 2019 keynote in San Francisco, Apple confirmed rumours that it is breaking iTunes into three separate macOS apps to better reflect what it believes to be its core media services: Music, TV and Podcasts. The update […]

Apple reveals tvOS 13 update details

Apple has previewed the latest iteration of its tvOS operating system for Apple TV. The new update, available later this year, was announced during Apple’s WWDC 2019 keynote in San Francisco. Key features of the update – which will be compatible with Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K devices – include a new home […]

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