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Topic: TV app

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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Editorial: Why Apple's first port of the new TV app isn't to Android, but to Samsung's anti-Android

05/16/2019, 07:05 am

It once seemed necessary that Apple's iTunes worked on Windows PCs, and it wasn't surprising that the Apple Music app was delivered for Android phones. But in the world of smart TVs, Apple's first port to a larger outside platform isn't to Android. It's to Samsung's Tizen, an OS created specifically to rival Android as a platform that Samsung and its partners could use without Google's rules. Here's why.

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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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HBO added to Apple TV Channels in iOS & tvOS 12.3 betas

05/01/2019, 11:05 am

HBO has now been added as a participating channel in the revamped Apple TV app in the latest iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3 betas ahead of a launch later this month.

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macOS 10.15's standalone Music, Podcasts & TV app details & icons revealed

04/10/2019, 10:04 am

A report on Wednesday reinforced evidence that the next major version of macOS will have standalone Music, Podcasts, and TV apps, also giving a glimpse at new icons.

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Everything new in iOS 12.3 beta 2

04/08/2019, 04:04 pm

AppleInsider goes hands-on with the latest beta of iOS 12.3, which includes the newly revamped TV app and several minor tweaks.

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Everything new in iOS 12.3 & tvOS 12.3: New TV app!

03/27/2019, 03:03 pm

Just days after the release of iOS 12.2 and tvOS 12.2, Apple has rolled out first betas of iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3. AppleInsider delves into them both, to see what is new and exciting.

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Apple Card, Apple News+, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+ on the AppleInsider Podcast

03/26/2019, 11:03 am

On this special episode of the AppleInsider Podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger joins us from Cupertino to talk about the announcements made at Apple's Services-centric March 25th event, where Apple News+, Apple Card, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+ were all on display.

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Apple's video service could sell networks like HBO & Showtime for $9.99 each

03/24/2019, 06:03 pm

Apple's "TV" app -- the locus of the video platform set to be announced on Monday -- may sell subscriptions to outside services like HBO and Showtime at a cost of $9.99 apiece, a report suggested on Sunday.

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Apple mulled distributing original video content on third-party platforms, report says

03/22/2019, 10:03 pm

Days before Apple is expected to lift the veil on a hotly anticipated streaming video service, a report on Friday offers a few behind-the-scenes tidbits from the company's Hollywood partners, including speculation that distribution plans for the product may not be finalized.

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Premium channel providers don't know full plan for Apple's video service

03/22/2019, 12:03 pm

Media companies that have signed up to offer their services through Apple's soon-to-launch video service are apparently still in the dark about what exactly Apple will reveal, JP Morgan claims, but apparently the amount Apple will pay will be on a par with other similar services.

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Apple's video service needs to hit Android & desktop to impact revenue, says Macquarie

03/22/2019, 11:03 am

Apple's video streaming service will be a "large-scale newcomer" to the market, but it needs to come to Android and Smart TVs to move the financial needle, says Macquarie.

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Comcast debuts $5-per-month 'Xfinity Flex' streaming platform and 4K HDR set-top box

03/22/2019, 01:03 am

In the shadow of an expected debut to Apple's hotly anticipated streaming service, Comcast on Thursday announced Xfinity Flex, a new platform that offers Xfinity Internet customers access to a range of video on demand services and subscription streaming apps for a low monthly fee.

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Apple's video service will treat original content as loss-leader for subscriptions

03/21/2019, 02:03 pm

Apple's anticipated video streaming service will focus on trying to sell subscriptions to other video services, a report claims, as the original shows the company has spent heavily in producing will effectively be freebies to draw users to pay for third-party content.

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Apple has sports ambitions, but not interested in streaming games

03/19/2019, 12:03 pm

Apple appears to be making moves to try and change how people watch sports, as a report into how a small team working on the sports section of the Apple TV app and Apple TV interface operates indicates the iPhone maker may be lining up to disrupt another industry, though not by streaming sports

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Editorial: An Apple video streaming service is coming, but how will it land on the Mac?

03/12/2019, 09:03 am

Apple is set to debut its new streaming service soon. While deployment plans for iOS and Apple TV are relatively clear-cut, the plans for the Mac are less certain, given how Apple handles 4K video now, and a few other factors.

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DirecTV Now gains 'TV' sync, single sign-on & live tune-in on Apple TV

03/07/2019, 03:03 pm

AT&T on Thursday released an important update to DirecTV Now for the Apple TV, adding features such as single sign-on.

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Cook reaffirms Apple's plans for original TV content

01/29/2019, 06:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook reaffirmed Apple's commitment to original TV content during its quarterly conference call, though many details remain unknown.

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Apple's streaming video service could launch by mid-April, report says

01/28/2019, 10:01 pm

Apple has informed entertainment companies partnering on an as-yet-unannounced video streaming service to ready their respective content by mid-April, suggesting a product launch will soon follow, according to a report on Monday.

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