Apple TV seamlessly integrates with iTunes® to wirelessly play a user's favorite content from a PC or Mac® on their widescreen TV, including movies, TV shows, music, photos and podcasts. Apple TV users can choose from over 500 movies and 350 TV shows in near DVD quality; over five million songs; 5,000 music videos; 100,000 podcasts; and 20,000 audiobooks from the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com). Users can enjoy their favorite music on a home entertainment system and view slideshows of their photo albums on a widescreen TV. … [Read more...] about YouTube on Apple TV – It’s Official
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Considering how similar Apple Music is to other streaming options out there, repackaging the same functionality with a familiar Apple-branded interface has the potential to be a selling point for users who are alienated by the foreign UI language of other apps—think people who don’t have a ton of experience with these services. Music might not convince adroit streaming music users to switch, but it’ll surely convince a ton of Apple customers who’ve never paid for a streaming service to try. And historically, that’s been Apple’s sweet spot. … [Read more...] about Using Apple Music: Wait, Do I Like Alternative?!
Just imagine for a moment what Hulu would mean for iTunes, and vice versa: Gone would be the days of having to buy $20 season passes one by one. Instead, a single subscription fee would handle everything. You'd use iTunes to push episodes of shows onto your iOS device for offline viewing. And the Apple TV would become the focal point of your living room. In its current form it's a neat piece of technology, but aside from AirPlay and Netflix (the latter of which we all have on like four different devices), Apple TV is hardly a must-have. Apple knows it, too, referring to its streaming hocky puck as a "hobby" during this week's conference call, while adding that there is much more they could do with it. Acquiring Hulu would definitely be doing a lot. … [Read more...] about Dear Apple, Can You Just Buy Hulu? Please?
But where Gottheil's argument is particularly convincing is the point where he conveniently (and intelligently) abandons any discussion of form factor. Because it's hard to imagine Apple developing any laptop under 12 inches. And while the oversized iPhone/iPod touch tablet idea sounds pretty great at first, such a product seems to outgrow netbook category once you factor in the costs (both in price and power draw) associated with a large multi-touch screen. … [Read more...] about Analyst Hot for Apple Netbook at Macworld
However, in a statement EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said, “After thoroughly analyzing Shazam’s user and music data, we found that their acquisition by Apple would not reduce competition in the digital music streaming market,” Reuters reported. … [Read more...] about EU Officially OKs Apple’s Shazam Acquisition
According to a report on Variety, citing the usual collection of anonymous sources, Apple is considering a move into producing its own TV and movies. This rumor is as new as the rumors about Apple producing a TV, or a touchscreen iMac, or (insert consumer tech product here). But could this year be THE YEAR? This is the internet, so let’s speculate wildly. … [Read more...] about Once Again, Anonymous Sources Claim Apple Will Produce Its Own Movies