Charlotte Henry and John F Braun join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s Bundle arithmetic and a few streaming goodies discovered over the break.
2020 was, you may have noticed, a big year in the streaming wars. However, Input thinks things are going to escalate even further in 2021. Looking at the amount of content on the way, it’s hard to disagree.
Aside from Netflix, which had more than a year’s worth of content on hand before lockdowns began, every major service experienced significant delays, pushing back their original slates of programming. With Hollywood productions back up and running for 2021, this will be the year the streaming wars begin in earnest. Even when just looking at the smaller services, the year ahead should prove exciting. Apple TV+ is gearing up to release Foundation, its next flagship prestige series, along with new seasons of shows the service launched with. CBS All-Access will be rebranding to Paramount+, an effort to reflect the more diverse content offering outside the kind of shows geared to the, er, typical CBS audience. Amazon Prime will drop the first season of its incredibly expensive Lord of the Rings adaptation. Oh, and Funimation bought Crunchyroll, bringing the bulk of anime licenses into one place for the first time.
Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the Apple Silicon Mac mini, and streaming subscription overlap.
John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s new Showtime/CBS bundle and a rebranded Music Radio station.
Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Martin Scorsese’s TV+ deal, and the ruthless efficiency of Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s newfound appeal with stars, and the latest Apple Music radio show.
Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the unexpected new quarantine episode of Mythic Quest on Apple TV+.
John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss reports Apple is looking to buy content to expand the TV+ library.
John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss new streaming services, and how the “old” ones stack up against them.
Another new streaming service – Quibi – is now live for users in the U.S., but what makes it different? And is it worth the money?
Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the fate of Apple TV+ trials, and Taika Waititi’s keyboard review.
John Martellaro joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss John’s metrics of what makes a streaming service a success and obstacles that lie in wait.
Charlotte Henry and join host Kelly Guimont to discuss analyst assessment of Apple’s earnings, and how TV+ holds up against other services.
John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the debut of NBC’s streaming service, and TV+ shows winning awards.
Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss purchasing iPad accessories, and how streaming original shows stack up.
Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Amazon’s foray into streaming sports, and the latest TMO Holiday Gift Guide.
Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Google’s secure enclave, and how streaming services can retain subscribers.
Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss iPhone model (perceived) gaps and Apple’s recent streaming ramp up.
Rock band Tool is making news on several fronts this week. After announcing a new album (their first since 2006), titled Fear Inoculum and out August 30, they also announced their entire back catalog will be available on digital streaming services as of Friday, August 2nd. Until August 1, the only way to get your hands on their four previous albums is CD and vinyl, though I seem to remember having at least Undertow on cassette at one point. Frontman Maynard James Keenan was on Joe Rogan’s podcast where he talked about the new album and the decision to join streaming services. You can watch the full interview below, but know that every possible warning about NSFW content should be applied.
Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join Kelly Guimont to discuss Tim Cook’s Graduation address at Stanford and Apple’s formula to win Oscars.