Apple is planning to offer subscriptions to select streaming TV and video services through its dedicated TV app that’s available on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, reports Bloomberg.
The TV app already aggregates television and movie content from a range of different providers into one easy-to-access place, so offering subscriptions is a natural evolution of Apple’s efforts to simplify and improve the television watching experience.
Right now, while you can access content from hundreds of apps and cable providers, many require a premium subscription that must be obtained directly from the provider. Services like HBO, Showtime, Starz, Netflix, and more, [...]
Hulu today announced the launch of a Live TV Guide that’s designed to allow subscribers to its live television service to access a dynamic list of the television programs that are currently available to watch.
Hulu first introduced a Live TV guide option on the web as a test project last fall, and promised an interface redesign with the Live TV guide back at CES in January. As of this morning, Hulu’s new guide and dedicated live destination is rolling out to the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV, the Xbox One, the Amazon Fire TV, and the Nintendo Switch.
On these devices, live TV subscribers will be able to instantly access live TV using the new [...]
Apple Music has been the focus of numerous record-breaking reports in recent weeks, and the latest comes from rapper J. Cole after he broke the service’s record for most album streams in the first 24 hours in the United States. In total, subscribers streamed J. Cole’s fifth album „KOD“ 64.5 million times on Friday, April 20, surpassing Drake’s „Views“ — the previous record holder — by almost 1 million streams.
Apple reported the numbers to The Verge, also stating that seven of the top 10 most streamed songs in a 24-hour period on Apple Music are all from „KOD.“ In total, Apple Music represented 66 percent of [...]
AT&T is planning to add a new streaming service to its lineup called „AT&T Watch,“ priced at a low cost of $15 per month with the removal of all sports channels. The service will be one of the cheapest streaming bundles available on the market, and will even be free for AT&T wireless subscribers on unlimited plans (via The Wall Street Journal and Variety).
As of now not much else is known about AT&T Watch, including exactly what channels will be on offer, what platforms it will launch on, or even a specific launch date besides „in the next few weeks.“ When it does debut, the service will undercut Sling TV’s cheapest [...]