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Apple TV app launches on Sony TVs

Apple has widened the net for support of Apple TV on Sony TVs. Following an initial launch on its XH90 model last month, the v6.4960 firmware update for Sony smart TVs brings the app to most of its sets launched in the past few years. In particular, the update will cover all 2020 Android TV […]

Universal Electronics launches new Apple TV remote for operators

Smarthome vendor Universal Electronics has launched a third-party remote for the Apple TV to operators. Though it has emerged as a major streaming device that has been offered in partnership with telcos all over the world, the Apple TV has been widely criticised for the Siri-enabled remote which has largely remained unchanged since the release […]

‘Big three’ continue to dominate US SVOD chart, but newer players having an impact

Netflix has once again emerged as the top subscription streamer in the US, but the impact of newer players is being felt in the market. According to Parks Associate’s update list of the top 10 US SVOD services through to September 2020, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney-owned Hulu continue to make up the top […]

Disney+ to be second-largest SVOD by 2025, with top five expected to hit 678 million subs

Disney+ is expected to reach almost 200 million subscribers by 2025 as part of continued growth across the top SVOD players. According to Digital TV Research, the big five US-based streamers – Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+ and HBO Max – will have a collective total of 678 million subscribers by the mid-point […]

Bloomberg launches OTT Quicktake network

Bloomberg is expanding its Quicktake brand to launch a 24/7 streaming news network. Previously announced in October, the Quicktake network will officially launch Monday, November 9 at 9am EST (2pm GMT). It launches with 10.5 hours of programming featuring ten original series and four live daily news shows encompassing a broad range of subjects spanning […]

HBO Max, Apple TV, Netflix and other streaming apps confirmed for Xbox Series launch

A week ahead of their launch, Microsoft has confirmed the streaming apps that will be available on its new generation of Xbox consoles.  The company will release its Xbox Series X and Series S consoles on November 10, and announced the list of supported streamers in a blog post. The company confirmed that the big […]

Apple One services bundle now available

Apple One is now available for users.  First announced at its September iPad event, the Apple One subscription bundles together Apple’s services – Apple Music, TV+ and Arcade– in a variety of tiers. The basic Individual plan will include access to the services  50GB of iCloud storage for US$14.95 per month. By comparison, Apple Music […]

Quibi launches CTV apps, but is reportedly close to shutting down

Beleaguered short-form streamer Quibi has launched apps for Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV, but it could already be too late to save the app.  The streamer launched in April with a mobile-only model, but the timing couldn’t have been worse, with the Covid-19 pandemic causing millions of its millennial audience to become […]

Apple to extend TV+ free trials to February 2021

Apple will extend the one-year free trial of its premium streaming service Apple TV+ through to February 2021. The iPhone maker first unveiled the SVOD in September 2019, announcing it with a US$4.99 per month price point and offering a one-year free trial to anyone who bought a new Apple device. With a significant number of […]

Apple suffers second major services outage within a week

For the second time in a week, Apple saw a major services outage. According to the iPhone maker’s own system status page, 25 Apple services saw an outage. This included productivity services like iCloud and Find My, along with flagship entertainment products Apple Music and Apple TV+ and the App Store. According to a number […]

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