So... you'd be surprised if it wasn't true?
woodycurmudgeon wrote: »
I am so sick of waiting for an Apple TV update.
Dear Apple: please keep your stupid useless watch and give me a product that eliminates cable TV. Sincerely, most of America.
multimedia wrote: »
Yes the local feeds are going to be much harder to acquire and deliver.????
Please grace us with some more of your toddler bull shit. There isn't enough of it on the internet.
A brand new Apple TV and SDK is being announced. Has nothing to do with nor any bearing on the existence or non-existence of a subscription service to go along with it.
Delusion of grandeur much? America will speak for itself, with its wallet.
SpamSandwich wrote: »
Isn't Re/code part of the massive troll king Vox network now?
Who cares, just add SyFy, Amazon and FOX News to ATV, Apple! Oh yeah, 4K 2160P support too for my 70" Vizio UHDTV! Thanks!
pfisher wrote: »
The content providers want to be in control. Why would they give that up? And Apple is unlikely to do what they want. A lot of money involved and power. And everyone has to be happy. Good luck. It's going to take time. Maybe just a smaller channel package at a lesser cost? Why should they even bother.
The guy really got bitch-slapped for his whining about the Apple TV. Thanks to all your people for making this forum a better place!
The Hobby of The Eternity.
Yes, that comma does complicate things. 'Not surprised' because of the nature of the negotiations. 'If it's true'.....queries the validity of the source of this rumor.
If you want to eliminate cable tv, call them up and cancel it!!! It's easy enough to do, I did it a few years ago. I don't see what's so great about Apple's RUMORED TV service. $30-$40 for Apple's selection of channels doesn't seem to be a good deal to me. It's also really the same old crap, just like SlingTV. There's no picking what channels you want to pay for and what channels you don't. It's the same old package deal.
I put up a nice large Antenna, that takes care of all my Broadcast channels. I now have a TIVO Roamio OTA Box. So I can record my programs and have full DVR control. With Netflix there's a ton of great content and more and more original programming. The few shows you miss not having cable you can generally get a season pass and watch that way, commercial free and you own it.
With the Internet, there's no real reason to pay for cabletv these days other then out of habit. Unless you're out in the boonies where you really don't have high speed internet and antenna doesn't work and you have no choice, but to get Satellite service for TV, and maybe even for limited Internet. That's perfectly understandable. I just got 105Mbps service from Comcast, switching from U-Verse, Internet ONLY!!! That's all I wanted from them. My Home Phone is from my OOMA VOIP Box. That's been some great service. When I moved, I just brought the box with me and plugged into my new Internet service and had home phone service with my same phone number. Another way to take advantage of a service I'm paying for. Far better then paying for Cable's VOIP service!!!
So No, not most of America. I'm not going to start just giving Apple a bunch of money every month. Especially for the same old, same old channel bundle service. Hell cabletv more then likely has the better channel bundle.
Still Apple can't cancel something they never announced in the first place.
Says who? Did Apple say something and I just missed it someplace?
Then leave already!!! Why would you want to just switch with Apple and yet be continuing to do the same thing. Yet another channel bundle but this time with Apple instead? So you would rather pay Apple $30-$40 per month for less channels then you would get from cable would be my guess!?!?!
I dropped paying for cable tv a few years ago and haven't looked back!!! See there's this thing you're on called the Internet which gives you many other options like Neflix which is great and more and more Original Programming which has been top notch. There's this old tech with a new twist which is a Antenna with a Digital signal where you get the BEST HD picture and 5.1 surround sound from and it's Legally FREE. I'm getting ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, PBS, MeTV, AntennaTV and other channels. With MeTV and AntennaTV and others, I'm seeing some great older TV series I hadn't watch since I was a kid.
I have more content to watch these days then ever before. In fact I don't have enough hours in a day to watch it all. Like with SlingTV, why do I want to continuing paying someone for a bundle of channels that I mostly don't want? It doesn't matter if it's Comcast, TWC or Apple!!!
Amazon you can AirPlay to a AppleTV from a iOS device already I believe. I normally use my ROKU device, though my new TiVo will also do Amazon. SyFy? Do they have anything still worth watching that you want to pay monthly for? Could be cheaper just to buy a season pass for the few shows you like. Fox News, who knows. CNN I think is on SlingTV. and I would rather have the other.
4K, pointless!!! You're not even getting true 1080P by streaming, it's compressed so much, and 4K is even worse. The only way to get true 4K at this time is by that one Sony 4K player!!!