Q. What do you think of the new Apple TV video service? Do you think it will do well? Should I subscribe? — Cindy, Fairfax, Virginia. Cindy, that’s a great question. There are hundreds of companies trying to get a piece of the action in the increasingly competitive fight for the video audience. But I
Q. Mr. Answer Man, if you had to pick one company that will be the biggest loser in the new TV wars, what would it be? By that, I want you to name a company that everyone expects will do well, but you think will fail. So, who would that be? — Tony, Las Vegas.
Q. I called my local cable operator and they said I needed a cable box to operate my Smart TV and watch the Netflix. Is that true? Can’t I watch the Netflix with just the Internet box I have? — Mary, Boise Idaho. Mary, you didn’t say which cable operator you have, but whoever you
DIRECTV Now is now offering a free Apple TV (32GB) with 4K HDR content if you agree to pre-pay for three months of the live streaming service. The offer is only available to new customers. The AT&T-owned streamer previously included the Apple TV device in a bundle with a four month subscription paid in advance.
Apple today finally added the Amazon Video app to the Apple TV streaming lineup, the first concrete sign that relations between the two industry giants have normalized. The two companies had been feuding since 2015 when Amazon announced it would stop selling Apple devices that competed directly with its devices, such as Fire TV devices
DIRECTV Now is now offering a free Apple TV (32GB) with 4K HDR content if you agree to pre-pay for four months of the live streaming service. The deal is unquestionably a good value if you’ve been considering buying the new version of the Apple TV. Four months of DIRECTV Now’s basic plan (“Live a
Amazon yesterday stole Apple’s thunder by announcing it will launch a new $69 Fire TV streaming device that supports 4K and HDR. Apple earlier this month introduced a new Apple TV device that can display 4K video with HDR (High Dynamic Range), which can deliver more realistic and vivid colors under the right conditions. See
News and Analysis Apple yesterday unveiled its new Apple TV streaming device which will support 4K video as well as two High Dynamic Range formats, HDR10 and DolbyVision HDR. (HDR purports to offer more vivid and realistic colors.) The 32GB version will cost $179 while the 64GB device will go for $199. Apple will take
News Analysis The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple and the Hollywood studios have been battling over how much consumers should pay to purchase a movie in 4K. Apple, says the report, wants a $19.99 price tag while the studios prefer something between $25 and $30. The battle apparently has slowed Apple’s effort to
News and Analysis Hollywood’s quest to deliver high-priced, new-release theatrical movies to the home apparently is back on despite numerous failures over the last several years, and strong protests from theater owners. Bloomberg News reports that several Hollywood studios, including Universal and Warner Bros., are discussing plans with Apple and Comcast to rent movies that
Apple revealed yesterday that it will add Amazon Prime Video to its Apple TV menu “later this year.” Click Amazon: 4K TVs For Under $1,000. Apple CEO Tim Cook made the announcement at the company’s annual developers’ conference in San Jose, California. He did not provide a specific date for the addition. The omission of
Sling TV has expanded its $5 a month ‘cloud DVR’ service to Apple TV devices, the live streaming service announced Monday. Click Amazon: Roku Streaming Player: $69. That means that those who subscribe to Sling TV using an Apple TV streaming device can now store up to 50 hours of recorded programming. (Note: Sling TV