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Apple TV trails behind Roku, other TV platforms in US device sales

07/02/2019, 02:07 pm

The Apple TV ranked low in U.S. sales of streaming TV devices during the March quarter, leaving it nowhere near rivals like Roku or Sony, according to new estimates.

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Editorial: Why is privacy-minded Apple putting its new TV app on smart TVs notorious for spying on users?

05/17/2019, 06:05 am

Apple has worked to make user privacy and data security primary features it promotes in its products and platforms. So why is the company porting its new TV App to smart TVs and streaming devices from Samsung, Amazon, LG, Roku and others that are notorious for spying on users and collecting data about their viewing behaviors? Here's a look.

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Qualcomm & iPhone bans, the Apple Card, Apple TV on Roku and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

03/29/2019, 07:03 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor are back to talk about Apple's Arcade, interactive TV and the Apple TV, and to speak on the Qualcomm and iPhone import ban situation.

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Roku CEO says Apple TV+ needs to be on rival platforms for growth & success

03/26/2019, 12:03 pm

Apple has to push its Apple TV+ service onto platforms outside of its ecosystem in order to gain a large-enough audience to be worthwhile, comments by Roku CEO Anthony Wood suggests, with the decision to offer an app for smart TVs and rival streaming platforms a way for Apple to work around the Apple TV set-top box's small market share.

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New Apple TV app coming to third-party smart TVs, streaming devices this spring

03/25/2019, 02:03 pm

Apple is opening its new Apple TV experience to new audiences by expanding the device range it will be available on, with a selection of smart TVs and set-top boxes from third-party device producers set to offer the new version of the app in the coming months.

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Talks 'nearly finalized' for AirPlay 2 compatibility on Roku streamers

03/11/2019, 10:03 am

Apple and Roku are reportedly on the verge of completing negotiations for AirPlay 2 support, which could greatly expand the platform's reach.

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Roku rumored in talks to support Apple's AirPlay 2

02/04/2019, 04:02 pm

Apple and Roku are reportedly in negotiations to bring AirPlay 2 to the latter's media streamers, and possibly Roku-based TVs by the likes of Sharp and TCL.

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Comcast appears to be skipping Apple TV Xfinity app in favor of Roku

02/01/2019, 09:02 am

Comcast is sidestepping development of an Apple TV app for Xfinity TV customers in favor of its plans for Roku boxes and technology based on Sky's Now TV service, a report claimed on Friday.

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TCL, LG under pressure from customers about AirPlay 2 compatibility

01/11/2019, 02:01 pm

With the news that Apple's AirPlay 2 is coming to several major TV brands, some people have begun pressuring more companies to support the technology, or for those that are onboard to update older sets.

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You are the product if you use a Roku streamer, says company CEO

07/20/2018, 02:07 pm

In an interview, the Roku CEO admits that the streaming device firm is in the "ad and content" business, rather than the hardware one.

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Apple TV viewing hours surged 709 percent in March quarter

04/25/2018, 04:04 pm

Video streaming on the Apple TV rocketed higher during the March quarter, with viewing hours up 709 percent year-over-year, according to newly published research data.

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Google pushes YouTube TV app for Apple TV into 2018

12/19/2017, 10:12 am

People wanting to use a native Apple TV app to watch Google's YouTube TV will have to wait until the first quarter of next year, as the company says it will miss an original 2017 target.

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Roku unveils $70 Streaming Stick+ with 4K & HDR, faster Express & Express+ models

10/02/2017, 11:10 am

Roku on Monday announced a new lineup of video streaming devices and software, led the by Streaming Stick+, an upgraded version of its portable player with support for 4K resolution and high dynamic range (HDR).

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Internet-connected television use including Apple TV growing to over 168 million in 2017

07/26/2017, 11:07 am

Apple has grown its body of streaming hardware users, but still lags behind offerings from Amazon, Google, and Roku, according to a new research study.

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Roku for iPhone gets 'one-tap' streaming, Evernote app overhauls iOS interface

01/17/2017, 03:01 pm

Roku and Evernote each released major revamps of their iOS apps on Tuesday, the former making it easier to find and launch video streams, the latter simplifying navigation and other features.

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Sling TV to start beta-testing cloud DVR functions in December

11/28/2016, 12:11 pm

Starting sometime in December, Dish-owned Sling TV will begin beta-testing cloud DVR functions, closing an important gap with its main competitor in internet TV, Sony's PlayStation Vue.

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Apple TV sales surge with hardware refresh, but still rank 4th in US streaming device market

05/17/2016, 03:05 pm

A new survey of U.S. broadband households recently purchased a streaming media player has found that Roku continues to own the largest market share, while the Apple TV sales have greatly increased since last year's update. However, no one device controls a majority of the market, leaving the race for a winner still wide open.

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Time Warner Cable to trial TV packages for Internet-only subscribers

11/03/2015, 02:11 pm

Time Warner Cable is preparing to trial a service that will eventually allow access to its TV packages while only having Internet with the company, the company revealed on Tuesday.

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Comparing Apple's 4th-gen Apple TV with the competition

09/19/2015, 10:09 pm

There's a new Apple TV coming in October, but before plunking down any hard-earned money, it's worth comparing it with other options out there like Amazon, Google, and Roku -- and even the older third-gen Apple TV.

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Roku updates set-tops & mobile apps with features like voice search, Roku Feed

04/06/2015, 02:04 pm

Apple TV competitor Roku today updated its streaming media set-tops and companion mobile apps with new voice search functions, access to a content discovery system dubbed "Roku Feed," and faster hardware in the case of the Roku 2.

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