Apple TV

Apple to launch HomePod and camera-equipped Apple TV?

Apple is reportedly working in a new Apple TV unit that combines a HomePod speaker and a camera with the streaming box. According to sources cited by Bloomberg, the company wants to make a major play for an all-encompassing smart home device, with an Amazon Echo Show-like smart screen device also being considered. The new […]

Apple TV lands on Chromecast

Apple has finally brought its TV app to Google devices. Following an initial announcement in December 2020, the Apple TV app has arrived on the Chromecast with Google TV streaming device launched last year, with the app also coming to Google TVs from Sony and TCL.  Google previously said that it plans to bring the […]

AVOD rlaxx TV launches on Apple TV and Panasonic, Grundig smart TVs

German AVOD service rlaxx TV has launched on Apple TV along with Panasonic and Grundig smart TVs. The service, which was launched on Amazon Fire TV devices and Android TV in January, is currently available in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. It is also available on Blaupunkt, Hisense, Hitachi, JVC, Medion, Metz, Sharp, Telefunken, […]

Apple gives refunds to paying TV+ subscribers following trial extension

Following the second extension of its free trial, Apple TV+ customers will receive refunds if they have switched over to a paying subscription. Apple TV+ was offered for free for a year to new Apple device buyers from November 1, 2019. However, amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic which had a significant impact on Apple’s content […]

Services continue to grow for Apple as company makes more than US$100 billion in Q1 2021

Apple surpassed US$100 billion in quarterly revenue for the first time in its history, with services continuing to grow in importance to the iPhone maker. While Apple does not reveal specific numbers for its individual services – meaning we still don’t have official numbers on Apple TV+ – the company said that it has 620 […]

Apple TV+ free trial gets second extension

Apple has extended the year-long free trial of its TV+ SVOD until July 2021. The service, which launched in November 2019, was initially offered with a free trial to anyone who purchased a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod Touch or Mac device with a US$4.99 per month price point after. While the service has […]

Apple TV+ launches overhauled website

Apple has launched an overhaul to its website for SVOD service Apple TV+. The upgrade is the first change to the site’s UI since the streamer’s November 2019 launch and more closely mirrors the experience of browsing the Apple TV+ app. While Apple has worked to expand accessibility of its TV app with launches on […]

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 […]

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