After months of rumors that Apple would announce its own $30 to $40 per month linear OTT television service, the iconic company has put its plans for such a service on hold, most likely because it couldn't convince media companies to lower their costs to license programming.
Amazon Prime subscribers who have an Apple streaming device may get a nice boost in the coming weeks: the retail giant is reportedly working on an Instant Video app for the Apple TV.
Federal regulators have worked for decades to come up with ways to remove the cable industry's lock on the set-top box. The goal, they argue, is to give customers the option to purchase whatever set-top they want, rather than leasing the one from their cable operator. Special report
By the end of the month, Amazon shoppers won't be able to buy Apple TV or Google Chromecast streaming devices from the online retail giant's website. While ostensibly made to prevent "customer confusion," some analysts are scratching their heads.
At a media event Sept. 9, Apple announced new iPhones, new Apple Watch models, a larger iPad and a refreshed Apple TV. Check out our full coverage of the event.
Apple will reportedly debut a new version of its Apple TV streaming device during its Sept. 9 media event. Codenamed "J34," the device will have a full iOS 9 core for the first time, optimized for TV screens.
Apple may announce its rumored over-the-top linear TV service as early as next month, and make programming available in the fall, The Wall Street Journal said in a story that also featured activist investor Carl Icahn predicting the company will begin selling a 4K-capable television set next year.
HBO's new standalone OTT service, HBO Now, launched two weeks ago, but some subscribers are still struggling to access the service due to a muddled signup process and vague or nonexistent help from HBO itself.
HBO stirred a hornet's nest with its announced plan to offer its standalone HBO Now service exclusively on Apple TV.
HBO's decision to launch its standalone streaming video service, HBO Now, exclusively on Apple TV--with first availability in early April--has rearranged the streaming space by giving Apple exclusive rights to a premier content provider and leaving competing players Netflix, Amazon Prime and Roku to look on. For now.