Apple TV

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 […]

Starzplay launches as Apple TV channel in multiple territories, sets out ambitious international plan

Lionsgate-owned streaming service Starzplay has launched as an Apple TV channel across Europe and Latin American territories including the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia. Starzplay will be available as an Apple TV channel in the Apple TV app for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Samsung Smart TV users. The expansion of the Starzplay global […]

Apple TV app launches in 100 countries

Apple has launched its redesigned TV app, making it possible for consumers to subscribe in one place to channels such as HBO, Showtime, Starz, Smithsonian Channel and EPIX. The update, which was first announced at an Apple event in March, is now available in over 100 countries. Apple said more channels would be added over […]

Apple TV comes to Samsung sets

All 2019 Samsung Smart TVs and select 2018 TV models with a firmware update will feature the all-new Apple TV app in more than 100 countries and offer AirPlay 2 support in 176 countries starting today, the company has announced. The news comes following an announcement at CES that Apple would offer iTunes movies and […]

Viacom plans major international expansion of Pluto TV

Viacom is to exploit “a significant opportunity in leveraging Viacom’s global operating footprint to drive Pluto TV’s growth” beginning with the launch of the recently-acquired free OTT TV service in Switzerland and an expansion of the service in the UK, Germany and Austria, with a Latin American launch scheduled for later this year, according to […]

Apple aims at ‘majority’ who will take multiple OTT TV services

Apple believes that consumers will take its new TV service as one of a set of multiple OTT TV offerings that the majority of people will sign up for, according to CEO Tim Cook. Speaking on Apple’s fiscal Q2 earnings call, Cook said that there was “a huge move from the cable bundle to over-the-top” […]

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