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Topic: Netflix

Editorial: Why Apple created Apple TV+ rather than buying Netflix

05/15/2019, 07:05 am

As movie downloads and rentals shift to streaming subscriptions, Apple has to maintain the relevance of its iOS, tvOS and macOS platforms in being able to play popular content. But why did it start from scratch in creating Apple TV+ rather than simply using its huge pile of cash to snatch up Netflix?

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Editorial: The new Services -- Why Apple created Apple TV+

05/14/2019, 07:05 am

Apple's announcement of series of original new content projects for its upcoming Apple TV+ subscription service raises two questions: why would Apple want to be in that business, and why didn't it just acquire Netflix, the established leader in that space?

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Here's how to get started with your new Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD

05/05/2019, 08:05 am

Apple doesn't provide everything you need right in the box with the Apple TV, and a perfect set-up can be a little fiddly. Then when you're hooked on how well it works, Apple TV has some nice extra touches that make viewing even better.

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Foxconn's Wisconsin adventures, iCloud spy chip allegations fallout, Geert Bevin of Moog, & more on the AppleInsider Podcast

05/03/2019, 08:05 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about Super Micro moving manufacturing out of China, Foxconn's adventures in Wisconsin, and Victor interviews Geert Bevin of Moog about interface design.

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Netflix rolls out adaptive 'high-quality' audio for Apple TV owners with surround sound

05/01/2019, 02:05 pm

Netflix on Wednesday launched what it calls "high-quality audio," offering crisper sound for viewers with surround-sound systems.

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Netflix says it doesn't expect Apple TV+ or Disney+ to 'materially affect' income

04/16/2019, 05:04 pm

Netflix on Tuesday said that it doesn't see much threat from two upcoming competitors, Apple TV+ and Disney+, each launching towards the end of 2019.

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Survey claims 86 percent of US teens plan to choose iPhone as next smartphone

04/08/2019, 08:04 am

A newly-published survey of 8,600 U.S. teens found that a higher number than ever, 86 percent, are hoping to make Apple's iPhone their next smartphone.

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Netflix disabled AirPlay because it isn't being told what device is getting the stream

04/07/2019, 09:04 am

Netflix has elaborated on the "technical reasons" why it has disabled AirPlay, and claims that since it can't tell what device the stream is being sent to because of changes in the protocol, it won't allow the feature.

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Netflix drops AirPlay support citing unnamed 'technical limitations'

04/05/2019, 07:04 pm

For reasons unknown, Netflix recently disabled the ability to stream content from an iOS device to Apple TV using Apple's AirPlay protocol, a move that limits customer options.

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Editorial: Apple is playing the long game with Apple TV+ & Apple Arcade as it always does

03/26/2019, 09:03 am

The new Apple News+ service has landed for us all, but we've only had a sneak peek at Apple TV+, Apple TV Channels, and Apple Arcade. Apple's March 25 event came with almost no detail on what didn't launch immediately, but the company has proven that it can literally afford to keep us waiting like it has before, because it has a plan and the wherewithal to wait out the slings and arrows.

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There are now more paid streaming TV watchers than cable subscribers

03/25/2019, 09:03 am

The rapid global growth of video streaming, a market Apple is tipped to enter, has reached a point where there are more subscriptions to streaming services than there are traditional cable subscriptions, though the lion's share of revenue still goes to the cable companies.

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Hulu will not be a part of Apple's video streaming service, report says

03/22/2019, 05:03 pm

Although Apple's streaming video platform should offer an assortment of third-party services at launch, Hulu reportedly won't be one of them.

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Netflix will not offer programming on Apple TV service

03/18/2019, 09:03 pm

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on Monday confirmed his company will not sell subscriptions or offer existing content to customers through an Apple branded video streaming service expected for unveiling on March 25.

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Nielsen to start sharing Hulu & Prime Video viewership later in 2019, could force concessions by Apple

03/15/2019, 02:03 pm

Nielsen will reportedly begin sharing viewership data for Hulu and Amazon Prime Video later this year, which could put pressure on Apple to allow the same with its new video service.

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Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions hires Terry Wood from Netflix to head up Apple original content production

02/07/2019, 02:02 pm

Oprah Winfrey has made an important move in a multi-year deal to develop original programming for Apple, by hiring Terry Wood, formerly from Netflix, as an executive vice president of Harpo Productions and put in charge of working on the content.

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Apple needs blockbuster acquisitions in gaming & video streaming to thrive, claims J.P. Morgan

02/04/2019, 10:02 am

To boost Services revenue, Apple should use its cash hoard to try to buy video streaming giant Netflix or video game publisher Activision despite neither being for sale, says analysts with J.P. Morgan.

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Soderbergh returns to iPhone filmography with 'High Flying Bird'

01/28/2019, 11:01 pm

Steven Soderbergh is back behind the iPhone for his latest film, this time for Netflix. The first trailer for "High Flying Bird," a film shot entirely on trio of iPhones was just released.

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Apple stock threatened by growing backlash against App Store revenue cut

01/18/2019, 10:01 am

Rumblings against Apple's sizable take from App Store revenues could have an impact on the company's stock, given the new focus on Services revenue, an analyst said on Friday.

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Netflix pushes up Standard & Premium prices in second major hike [u]

01/15/2019, 11:01 am

Netflix on Tuesday announced higher prices for its Standard and Premium tiers, potentially putting the loyalty of its viewers to the test. [Corrected Basic pricing info]

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Netflix kills in-app subscription option for iPhone & iPad users

12/28/2018, 04:12 pm

Joining some other prominent companies, video streaming service Netflix is no longer allowing new customers to subscribe via iTunes -- that is, by way of an in-app purchase on their iPhone or iPad.

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