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Apple TV brings in over $1B for 2013

Discussion in 'Streaming and Digital Media' started by Kevin Collins, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. Kevin Collins

    Kevin Collins Owner, from The Other Washington
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    Apple has always claimed in their financial reports that Apple TV is a hobby. Well, $1B in sales seems to be a little bit more than an hobby. Priced @ $99 there is the sweet spot for a large swath of consumers to try it out. I have one, but rarely use it -- accept for when I want to use AirPlay with my iPad to through streaming video to the HDTV.

    A new version of Apple TV is rumored to be announced this April and it is expected to have a new processor with higher performance and an upgraded UX. Apple is reportedly negotiating over a new agreement with Time Warner Cable which would be the first agreement with a cable or satellite provider.

    Of course, this all leads to the long standing rumor of Apple coming out with their own HDTV. Could the amount of folks that own a Apple TV reach the tipping point that Apple feels they will have the "right formula" to launch such an effort?


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  2. huskerbear@frontier.com

    huskerbear@frontier.com Well-Known Member

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    The funny thing is, the poll in the next thread down is , what is the most popular video streaming service, and this box does NONE of them?

    What is your favorite "pay-per-view" video streaming service?
    [*][​IMG] VUDU (10 votes [83.33%] - View)

    [*]CinemaNow [color=rgb(116,116,116);font-size:11px;margin-left:5px;](0 votes [0.00%])[/color]

    [*]M-Go [color=rgb(116,116,116);font-size:11px;margin-left:5px;](0 votes [0.00%])[/color]

    [*]Redbox [color=rgb(116,116,116);font-size:11px;margin-left:5px;](0 votes [0.00%])[/color]

    [*]Target Ticket [color=rgb(116,116,116);font-size:11px;margin-left:5px;](0 votes [0.00%])[/color]

    [*]Other (2 votes [16.67%] - View)
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  3. Joshua Clinard

    Joshua Clinard Well-Known Member

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    As much as I love vudu, the poll is biased. There's only one non-UV service is Redbox Instant. To be fair, I would have made the Poll like this:

    Vudu
    Amazon Prime
    Amazon Instant
    Netflix
    iTunes
    Redbox Instant
    MGO
    Target Ticket
     
  4. Squashy

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    I believe since apple tv is such a simple service it should be included in more advanced devices. Since all it does is turn an ipad, iphone into a readable format. If one plugs their computer into a tv you have access to all the itunes elements.I own an apple tv as well, and of course i know it has apps which can be nice but I feel they are just making $100 by turning that little box into a wifi unit for an apple product that should already be included in their devices.
     

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