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Apple TV+ now on Google TV

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I can’t say I’m not excited. Google has announced that the Apple TV app, including Apple TV+ is now globally available on the new Chromecast with Google TV. Support for more Google TV devices is coming.

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Apple Original sci-fi saga series “Foundation” to debut in 2021

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At WWDC20 last week, Apple gave audiences around the world a first look at “Foundation”—the highly-anticipated Apple Original drama series based on the internationally-acclaimed and award-winning Isaac Asimov novel series of the same name.

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Samsung first to launch Apple TV app and AirPlay 2 support

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In January this year, in an unprecedented move, Samsung announced that it was bringing Apple iTunes Movies and TV Shows app and content, as well as AirPlay 2 support to its 2019 Samsung Smart TV models this Spring. And for older 2018 Smart TVs, the new capability would be made available via a firmware update. Well, the day has arrived.

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It’s show time! Apple’s big push into TV streaming set for 25 March

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Apple sent out press invites on Monday for a 25 March event with a intriguing title: “It’s show time.” The Cupertino company has long been rumoured to debut a TV/video streaming subscription service, taking on the likes of Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video, among others.

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Samsung partners Apple to bring iTunes content to Samsung Smart TVs

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In an unprecedented move, Samsung today announced that it will be bringing Apple’s iTunes Movies and TV Shows app and content as well as Apple AirPlay 2 support to 2019 Samsung Smart TV models in Spring this year. For older 2018 Samsung Smart TVs, this new capability will be made available via a firmware update.

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Amazon Prime Video hits Apple TV in over 100 countries

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It’s been a long wait, with delays after delays. You can breathe a sigh of relief, you’ll now be able to watch “The Grand Tour” on Apple TV. It looks like the two tech giants have made up, and let’s hope it isn’t just limited to Amazon Prime Video.

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Apple TV 4K gains HDR and live sports

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At the iPhone 8 launch on Tuesday, Apple also announced the new Apple TV set-top box, now capable of playing content at 4K Ultra HD resolution. The upgrade is timely, seeing UHD TVs and 4K content becoming more widespread.

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Apple TV is fastest growing device in Apple’s hardware line-up

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In true stealth mode, Apple’s ‘hobby’ device – the Apple TV set-top box sold close to 10 million units in 2013, raking in sales revenue of more than US$1 billion. Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed at Apple’s annual stockholders meeting in Cupertino today that this is roughly double the 5 million units it sold in 2012.

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[Rumour] Sharp Shipping LCD TV Panels to Foxconn for Apple’s iTV in Q3 2012

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Sharp is reportedly shipping its LCD TV panels to assembler Foxconn, who will begin building Apple‘s anticipated Apple iTV television set. According to Chinese news site 21cbh.com, the scheduled arrival from Sharp has been pushed earlier, likely to make it available before the 2012 holiday season.

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Sharp is already a major supplier for Apple which includes Retina displays for the new iPad. Some have suggested that Sharp’s new Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide (IGZO) panels would be suitable for Apple.

A full-fledged HDTV from Apple coming soon? The signs certainly are there, some pretty clear. Sources also hinted that the Apple TV will come with ‘motion detection technology”. Coupled with the App Store and iTunes Store rich, thriving apps and content, it’s only a matter of ‘when’, not ‘if’ anymore.

Source: AppleInsider.com