John, who often obsesses over all things video, made the leap to 4K/UHD TV long ago. But he’s not making the leap to a 4K/UHD Blu-ray player. He tells us why.
At one time, it was theorized that Apple would make its own TV set, integrated with Apple TV functionality. Instead, Apple has gone one better by seeking to integrate the Apple TV (4K) into TVs made by others. LoupVentures has the strategy and the numbers.
We believe, eventually, many major TVs will embed Apple TV software. This adoption curve may be similar to CarPlay …
Apple’s approach to the living room has been… led by Apple TV which we estimate is now used in 26m US homes monthly (21% of US households). We believe there are 53 million active Apple TVs worldwide.
While this may appear to be the beginning of the end of the Apple TV box, we believe the device will retain unique value. We believe the standalone box will continue …
This is, of course, all about ramping up for Apple TV+ subscriptions.
A deeper exploration of streaming Channels reveals that things are not as straightforward as we would like as customers.
DirecTV Now is offering customers a free 4K Apple TV when you prepay for four months of service.
4K Apple TV (32 GB): Ends 4/30/2019. New sub’s only. Must prepay first four months of service at full price. Requires minimum $50/mo. subscription before taxes. Device and prepayment are nonrefundable. New subscribers only. Online orders will be shipped via FedEx ground to address provided. Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery. Offer limited to 1 per DIRECTV NOW account; 2 per shipping address. Not combinable with select offers. 4k HD not avail. w/DIRECTV NOW.
The art of cutting the cord is a mental challenge and is just as involved as mastering a Mac or and iPad.
With 4K TV sets now mainstream, 8K TVs shipping in 2019, Apple preparing new displays, 4K/HDR streaming in high gear, the pressure will be on Apple to deliver in all its video technologies.
4K/UHD TV is now mainstream. But new 8K TVs are coming. CNET writes: “The current version of the ubiquitous HDMI [2.0] audio video connection can handle pretty much every video format available today, but with, TV and other hardware makers could hit its limits in the next few years. That’s where comes in.”
This article fills you in on the new standard, what video protocols it supports, which TV makers are moving to it in 2019, and whether you’ll need new cables.
If you’re in the market for a new 4K/UHD TV, an understanding of High Dynamic Range (HDR) is essential to make sure all your equipment is compatible. John points us to a very helpful resource.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to chat about the Apple TV 4K as a gift and YouTube’s programming shifts.
The holidays are upon us, and so John put together (most) everything a buyer might need to know about the Apple TV 4K before purchase.
Apple has released tvOS 12.1 for Apple TV 4K and Apple TV (4th generation). While there are no new features, there are plenty of security patches.
Apple isn’t just doing original TV content for fun. There’s a plan. And it’s bad news for cable and satellite providers.
4K/UHD TV is emerging as mainstream. It has proven advantages and is here to stay. If you’re planning to make the leap, this article will help you get started.
4K/UHD TVs are no longer a rarity and are now emerging as mainstream. According to IHS, of all the TVs sold in 2019, half will be 4K/UHD.
The streaming TV business is a hard business to break into. Customers have enormous choice in an overloaded market. Money is tight. Apple knows that.
The iPhone XS Max is off to a great start. So is iOS 12. Concerns of a less than spectacular fall iPhone roll out have evaporated. And the iPhone XR is up to bat next.
The release notes are essentially mum on new features, and this release is likely a minor bug fix release or related to macOS Mojave, which was also released Monday.
Apple released tvOS 12 for the fourth generation Apple TV and Apple TV 4K with Dolby Atmos support, new screen savers, and more.
Along with iOS 12 for the iPhone and iPad, Apple is releasing tvOS 12 for Apple TV and Apple TV 4K on Monday, September 17th.
John collects the news debris of the week that didn’t make the TMO headlines.