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Apple is putting iTunes and AirPlay on Samsung TVs

Samsung TV owners will be able to stream their iTunes movie and TV show library directly through their smart TV interface without the need of an Apple TV. The iTunes app will be coming to existing 2018 Samsung TVs after a firmware update and will be included on 2019 Samsung TV models as well. The TVs will also serve as AirPlay receivers that will allow iPhones, iPads, and other Apple devices to wirelessly stream content to the TVs. – AFTVnews http://bit.ly/2CTi5ui
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Sling TV rolls out improved UI features on Apple TV

First, the grid guide will now show you more information when you select a listing. The top of the screen will feature a photo preview as well as a description of that listing, and the listings themselves will be larger. Additionally, channel category filters will be accessible from the left side of the screen. Secondly, when you select a show, the series’ information view will now include images as well as information about other seasons that you can watch on Sling TV. – Mallory Locklear, Engadget https://engt.co/2F3r9OJ

Sales of Apple TV into double digits

A number of European operators including Canal+ and SALT have chosen Apple TV to deliver pay-TV services to consumers. Cook said a key catalyst had been the arrival of Apple TV 4K. Later this year Dolby Atmos audio would come to Apple TV – along with the largest available selection of Dolby Atmos movies – and new search functionality. – Julian Clover, Broadband TV News https://ift.tt/2OAs1wt

Apple signs a streaming deal with Oprah Winfrey, raising its Hollywood profile

[Apple] said it had reached an overall agreement with Oprah Winfrey for the entertainment impresario to provide content to its streaming service. Touting a “unique, multi-year content partnership,” the company said in a statement that Winfrey will “create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world.” – Steven Zeitchik, The Seattle Times https://ift.tt/2JEOsBU

Apple reportedly launching video service around March 2019

Over the last six months, Apple has used a reported $1 billion budget to sign producers and showrunners for 12 different series, aggressively bidding against Netflix and other studios. However, the Times reports that Apple is on track to spend far more than that, having recently outspent both YouTube and Facebook on original series, including projects from top names in the television and movie business. – Jeremy Horwitz, VentureBeat https://ift.tt/2G6Lcxm
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