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Report: Amazon Prime Video coming to Apple TV at WWDC, Amazon to resume Apple TV sales

Last week <i>Recode</i> reported that Amazon and Apple were actively discussing plans to bring Prime Video to Apple TV later this year, and now <i>Buzzfeed</i> is reporting that yes, really, it’s happening and the deal is now official. Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV is expected to be introduced on stage at WWDC …

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With upheaval in cable market, Power 5 bet on Silicon Valley to keep rights revenue flowing

PHOENIX — Even as they spent some of the spoils of their television haul on swanky meeting space at the Arizona Biltmore last week, the leaders of …

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It looks like Amazon’s Video app is finally coming to Apple TV this summer

Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook bury the hatchet.<p>Amazon and Apple may have reached a truce.<p>The tech giants, who are increasingly competing for customers’ time, eyeballs and money, are close to an agreement to bring an Amazon video app to Apple’s Apple TV set-top box, according to people familiar with the …

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Facebook wants to launch its big attack on TV next month — here's what we know

Facebook has kicked its push for TV-like shows into high gear and is aiming to premiere its slate of programming in mid-June, multiple people familiar with the plans told Business Insider.<p>Facebook plans to have about two dozen shows for this initial push and has greenlit multiple shows for …

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Hulu vs Sling vs DIRECTV NOW vs PlayStation Vue, vs YouTube TV we Break Them Down For You

By onMay 4, 2017 in News<p>Finding the right live TV streaming service is increasingly confusing as more and more services hit the market. Even in just …

Televisions

The Upcoming Hulu Live Streaming TV Service: What We Know

<b>Updated April 13, 2017</b><p>It’s been an exciting time for subscription-based internet-TV services, which now include Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV …

Twitter announces 16 live streaming partners including Bloomberg for 24

Twitter continues to place ever-increasing importance on video on its network, and the company has announced a new batch of partners that will bring …

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Latest iOS News And Reviews

Originally scheduled to be unveiled this month, "Carpool Karaoke" will now land exclusively on Apple Music later in 2017.<p>April 25 Brent …

tvOS Games, Part 1: Using the Game Controller Framework

My colleagues and I just shipped a tvOS project for a client in December. Toward the end, it was a high-powered rush to knock out some troublesome …

Programming

Hulu sets itself apart from DirecTV Now as it secures CBS for upcoming live TV service

Hulu announced today that it has signed a new agreement with CBS to carry content from America’s most-watched broadcast network including both on-demand and live programming. This news comes about a month after DirecTV Now launched without the major network, although CBS CEO Les Moonves has alluded …

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ESPN Can't Afford to Go On Like This

Layoffs can't make up for the revenue lost as consumers abandon cable bundles.<p>ESPN, which laid off 100 people this week, has a multitude of problems, but the basic one is this: It pays too much for content and costs too much for consumers.<p>That didn’t used to matter because, thanks to the way the …

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What One Media Agency Exec Wants to See From 3 Highly Anticipated NewFronts Presentations

Doing well on the SATs is all about problem solving strategies. For example, when taking the test, it’s critical to form an idea of the answer before …

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Google Sees Another Chance to Get Programmatic TV Right

Most Popular<p>Google is adding the ability to buy TV commercial inventory through its ad technology, representing a kind of rerun for the company that …

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YouTube TV review: Not a game-changer out of the gate, but it could be soon

Using it is easy, but it doesn't offer multiple tiers or apps for many platforms.<p>YouTube TV is now available in a couple of cities across the …

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5 common problems with Apple TV and how to fix them

Apple TV is only getting better with age, but that doesn't mean it's perfect. Here are five of the most common problems with Apple TV and how to fix them.<p>Apple TV is a very capable streamer that has only gotten better over time, with the addition of the Siri remote, apps and a TV guide. Still, the …

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Hulu’s live TV service to launch by mid-May, sources say

Hulu has publicly said that its new live TV streaming service will launch sometime this spring, but the company is now telling staff internally that the launch date being targeted is the first week of May, sources tell TechCrunch. The launch will additionally coincide with the arrival of Hulu’s new …

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5 common Apple TV problems and how to fix them

If you are experiencing issues with your Apple TV, try one of these easy fixes for five common problems.<p>Transcript<p>The Apple TV is a very capable streamer that has only gotten better over time with the addition of things like the Siri remote, applications and a TV guide. Still, the Apple TV is not …

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Comment: Rumored Apple TV account switching in tvOS 11 may suggest multi-users for iPad with iOS 11

A new rumor over the weekend claimed Apple TV is gaining a new multi-user feature with tvOS 11 later this year. Account switching makes a lot of sense for a shared device like the Apple TV, but users have wanted this feature on iOS for a while too. Would Apple ship account switching with tvOS and …

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WWDC & beyond: What’s next for Apple hardware this year

What new product announcements might Apple have in store for its upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference in June? Last week we were talking iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11. This week we get into the hardware possibilities for the event, including the products the company currently has in …

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CBS All Access gains movie streaming as DirecTV Now expands Fox local stations

CBS has expanded its All Access subscription video service to include movie streaming for the first time. CBS All Access primarily offers live and on-demand streaming of original TV shows that air on the network. Meanwhile, DirecTV Now is expanding its coverage for Fox local stations to 14 new …

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Rumor claims Apple TV to add multi-user login and Picture-in-Picture video with tvOS 11

Apple will almost certainly unveil tvOS 11 (along with iOS 11, macOS 10.13 and watchOS 4) at WWDC in June, but not much has been said about what new stuff these software updates will bring.<p>According to a unverified report from The Verifier published today, the Apple TV is set for a significant …

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The Complicated Way Streaming Is Becoming TV

It is fascinating to watch the televisionization of streaming video. It was always inevitable and I’m sure to a lot of people, regressive and sad. …

TV On Your Tech: Every Which Way to Watch TV Without Cable, Compared

<i>feature image via shutterstock</i><p><i>feature image via Time</i><i>.</i><p>We’ve written about watching the Olympics without cable before, but what about everything else? …

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Consumers, pay TV providers are far apart on a la carte pricing

If the future of TV is paying only for the channels you want, the big question is how much each channel should cost.<p>A new study indicates that …

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Sling TV’s bundle of channels is a serious threat to Netflix

From our friends at<p><b>BY MATT LOPEZ</b><p>ComScore recently released over-the-top content data (OTT) for December 2016, and as it turns out, ol’ king of the …

Cable Nets May Sell $20 Streaming Bundle; Hulu To Charge $40 For Live TV

The TV rumor mill is whirring with news that some of the biggest cable networks may follow Hulu’s lead, joining together to sell streaming content …

Hulu’s Live TV service to cost $39.99 per month, sources say

The pricing for Hulu’s live TV service, a competitor with cable television – as well as a host of other streaming TV services like Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV NOW, and YouTube TV – will likely be $39.99 per month, with ads and access to Hulu’s on-demand library, according to sources with …

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Apple TV 5th gen: what will we see from the new Apple TV?

An opportunity Apple shouldn’t waste<p>When it comes to TV streaming boxes, it’s safe to say the Apple TV isn’t exactly king of the hill. We’re …

5 Free must have apps for your Apple TV

Ever since I got my Apple TV I’ve been in love with it. The App store isn’t perfect, but after owning the Apple TV for a few months I’ve really found …

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