Disney+ tops 15 million downloads

Disney+ has been downloaded more than 15 million times and generated US$5 million via in-app purchases since its launch less than two weeks ago, according to new research. The data, provided by US research outfit Apptopia, helped power shares in the Mouse House to an all-time high of US$151.64 on Tuesday, although Disney+ growth has […]

Roku completes dataxu Acquisition, launches Apple Watch app

Roku has announced the completion of its acquisition of dataxu.  Initially announced at the end of October, dataxu will provide Roku with a demand-side platform (DSP), device graph technology, and analytics platform. Roku says that it also expects the acquisition will accelerate its ad tech roadmap and ability to serve a “wide array of advertisers”. […]

Ovum: FAANG will continue to dominate streaming despite new launches

Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google – the group of tech giants collectively known as FAANG – will continue to dominate the streaming video world despite the launch of multiple new services by US studios, according to an analysis by research outfit Ovum. According to Ovum’s World Information Series-Service provider service, the FAANG five are […]

Exclusive: Apple accused of breaking own guidelines with Apple TV+ push notifications

Multiple iPhone users have received push notifications promoting the company’s new Apple TV+ SVOD service that they say are in violation of the company’s own guidelines, Digital TV Europe understands. The notifications were first spotted by Thijs Niks, a senior product manager at Uber, who Tweeted a screenshot of his iPhone lock screen which had […]

Apple TV+ bundling move ‘not part of a broader pattern’

Apple’s decision to bundle its new Apple TV+ service, set to go live tomorrow, with new hardware purchases for one year does not represent a wider strategic move to bundle services with hardware, according to CEO Tim Cook. Speaking on Apple’s fiscal fourth quarter earnings call, Cook said that “we look at each service, and […]

Apple launches US$4.99 bundle for Apple TV+ and Apple Music

In an effort to increase eyes on its product, Apple has confirmed that it will be bundling Apple TV+ with its Apple Music student plan. The news was announced on Instagram by Dickinson star Hailee Steinfeld. The story, later shared on the official Apple TV Instagram account, reveals few details but clarifies that the plan […]

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 […]