Spotify launches on Apple TV

Spotify has launched its long-awaited Apple TV app.  This is the first time that the company has launched an app for Apple’s set-top box and largely resembles different versions of the platform as offered on other TV devices such as Roku and PlayStation 4. As per those versions, users are able to access the full […]

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 announces price point for Apple TV+, offers one year free to new device buyers

Apple TV+ will launch globally on November 1 with a price point of US$4.99 per month.  Announced at its annual iPhone launch event in Cupertino, Apple also announced that it will offer a free year’s subscription to purchasers of a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod Touch or Mac device. Other users will be able […]

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 […]

OTT market to reach US$330 billion by 2025

The fast-growing OTT market is set to reach new heights in the coming years, a new report has claimed. According to a new study from Allied Market Research, the global OTT market reached US$97.43 billion (€86.97 billion) in 2017 and is projected to reach US$332.52 billion (€296.81 billion) by 2025. This translates to a compound […]

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 […]

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 […]

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