Apple is kind of late to the streaming game with its Apple TV+ service, but given the company’s considerable wealth, they have certainly spent a lot trying to attract a lot of talent to help them create original new shows for its service. However, it seems that it might not be enough where according to Bloomberg, Apple might start populating its TV+ service with older shows.
Back in 2017, Apple finally gave the Apple TV a much-needed update where they finally introduced support for 4K. The update was praised by many, but it seems that Apple hasn’t updated the device since, but that could change because a tweet by Jon Prosser has revealed that a new Apple TV is apparently ready to ship.
In the past, if you wanted to pair a gaming controller with your iPhone or iPad, you would usually need to look for an accessory labelled as MFi, meaning that it has been certified by Apple as being compatible with their iOS devices. However, with the release of iOS 13, Apple has finally allowed controllers like those made for the PS4 to pair with iOS devices.
Apple’s HomePod speakers were initially powered by its own software that is largely based on iOS. However, according to a report from 9to5Mac, they discovered that in the latest update to the smart speaker system, Apple has made some changes where the HomePod is now powered by tvOS, the same OS used to run Apple TV.
Streaming services like Netflix allow users to stream directly from the company’s catalogue of TV shows and movies. However, unlike Netflix, Apple has a slightly different approach where on the Apple TV, there is a feature known as Channels in which it allows users to subscribe to various streaming services directly within Apple TV.
Just last year, Apple launched their video streaming service Apple TV+. Prior to the launch, Apple had been busy going about buying up shows and courting A-list actors and celebrities to create shows for their platform. Now it looks like Apple could be looking to progress by buying up a movie studio.
Apple TV+ is fairly new to the scene having launched just last year, but according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, it seems to be doing pretty well because in terms of subscribers, Apple TV+ is reported to have more subscribers compared to the likes of Hulu, who has been around for a while, and the recently-launched Disney Plus.
For a while now, we have been hearing that Apple could be planning some kind of subscription bundle where it would consist of various Apple services all bundled into a single subscription, making it easier and potentially cheaper for customers to subscribe to multiple Apple services all at once.
If you’re a streamer or if you enjoy watching people stream games, you’ll be pleased to learn that Twitch’s availability just got a bit wider because following the announcement last month, it looks like Twitch’s app is now available for download for Apple TV users, where they’ll be able to enjoy Twitch’s streams on a larger screen in their living room.
Apple Arcade was launched last month where it found its way onto platforms like iOS and the Apple TV. Now, as you might know, the new Apple TV supports 4K which is great for videos, but it turns out that maybe not so great for games. This is according to early reviews of Apple Arcade in which users are reporting that it’s not such an ideal experience.
With Apple announcing the Apple TV Plus, it seemed like the company has decided to embrace video streaming, which is a new medium where we can consume content. The company is expected to be rather aggressive with its original content where they are said to have spent quite a lot of money on new TV shows and movies.
If watching live video game streams is your kind of thing, then you might be interested to learn that Twitch is currently testing out its app for the Apple TV. What this means is that in the future, you’ll be able to stream Twitch videos on your Apple TV if you prefer watching it on a TV with a larger screen instead of your monitor.
One of the features of some streaming services such as Netflix is the ability to download videos for viewing offline. It is expected that Apple’s upcoming Apple TV+ subscription service will offer up similar features as well, but according to the folks at MacRumors, it could be kind of limited in its functionality.
In March earlier this year, Apple announced their upcoming streaming service called Apple TV+. The company did not mention how much the service will cost or when it will launch, but now a report from Bloomberg has revealed that the company could be aiming for a launch this coming November and where they could be planning it for a $9.99 a month subscription.