Linear OTT streaming service Sling TV unveiled 12 new Viacom channels on Monday, bringing its total available channels (for those willing to pay for every programming bundle) to more than 365. But perhaps more importantly, the Dish Network-owned service took the stage at Apple's WWDC 2016 to announce that the app is available on the fourth-generation Apple TV-- along with Siri voice integration and an updated user interface debuting on the streaming device.
Online video provider Vimeo is already seeing benefits from its recent acquisition of VHX, as the white-label solutions vendor announced that Vimeo partners can now offer seamless subscription to their branded apps on Apple iOS, Apple TV and Roku devices.
Enterprise online video platform provider JW Player is taking a bold step into the mobile app world. The company launched a new open-source product, Apple TV App Builder, which enables online video providers to create an iOS streaming app with "minimal" time and effort to configure and launch.
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.