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I hate iTunes. And I think Apple does, too

iTunes went from being a svelte piece of software to an octopus of an application—and with that, an array of problems began popping up. iTunes 7, for instance, saw 18 updates in less than 12 months. Likewise, iTunes 10 (with Ping!) had 19 updates in a year. iTunes 11, meanwhile, needed 17 patches in its 11 month life. On the bright side, things are looking better for iTunes 12—with only three releases since its rollout in October […], it’s fair to ask if iTunes is any better. All this history sidesteps the injection of the App Store into iTunes. With the launch of iOS 2, iPhone owners needed somewhere to download their various digital goodies from, and someone in Cupertino thought it would be a great idea to make iTunes that place. – John Patrick Pullen, Quartz

Streaming Unicorns lets you live-stream your phone’s home screen

[T]he project started off as an internal hack for the folks at Swedish startup Lookback

Unicorns, as it is affectionately known, is a Mac app that connects to your iPhone or iPad to let you stream your homescreen as you use it, or anything you want really. […] Similar to other streaming apps, you can share a link to your stream on Twitter or Facebook, but you are also given the URL to share privately if you prefer. Anyone watching your stream can communicate with you using text and emojis. – Amanda Connolly, The Next Web

Jay Z’s Tidal App Flops

Two weeks after TIDAL briefly cracked the U.S. iPhone top 20 download chart, the app has crashed out of the top 700, according to BGR. Do you understand what that means? There are 700 other apps that people like more than Tidal. […] So why the drastic flop? Well, despite being backed by some huge names, it seems like users couldn’t get behind an app that charged so much money when there were other apps that offered basically the same service for much less (if not free), charging the debate that argues Tidal is more so for the artists than the consumers. – Bruna Nessif, E! Online

HBO’s New Streaming Service Is Now Live

HBO NOW, the standalone streaming service HBO first promised last fall, went live Tuesday, just ahead of the April 12 premiere of the fifth season of the network’s wildly popular “Game of Thrones” series. […] For now, the only way to sign up for HBO Now is through an Apple device, like an Apple TV, iPad or iPhone, or by subscribing through Cablevision, if you live in one of the areas the cable company serves. […] they can watch HBO Now via their Apple device. They can also use the service via desktop browser, on either a PC or a Mac, by visiting HBONow.com. – Timothy Stenovec, The Huffington Post

Fan TV helps you find the right source for your streaming video

There really hasn’t been an easy way to find where shows are available across multiple streaming sources. Now there’s help: a free iOS app called Fan TV. […] The app is iOS-only for now. It is designed to help you find video content across more than 40 streaming sources, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon, iTunes, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, HBO and Showtime. – Jim Rossman, The Dallas Morning News

Netflix Inc To Benefit From Trend Toward Smartphone Streaming

Netflix has added some more features specifically for Android users. The company plans to take advantage of push notification facilities offered by Android systems. Netflix has used these capabilities to allow its users to add images, watch their favorite content, thank a friend for their recommendation, and get more information through action buttons. […] Earlier this year, Netflix updated its iOS app to improve the Netflix experience for its iPhone 6 Plus users. The app allows iPhone 6 Plus users to enjoy 1080p video playback for the original content and movies offered by Netflix, including famous titles like “Orange is the New Black” and “House of Cards.” – Bob Cramer, Bidness Etc 

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How to watch ‘The Interview’ on your iPhone, iPad, Roku or Apple TV

[T]he easiest way to watch The Interview is on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. All you need to do is download the Google Play Movies & TV app for iOS, and rent or buy the movie from within.

On an Apple TV, the process is a bit more complex. You’ll need to purchase or rent The Interview on a computer using Google’s YouTube Movies site, and then find it on the MyYouTube tab in the YouTube app on your Apple TV. […] you can always simplify the process by getting the movie on your mobile device in the Google Play Movies & TV app and then streaming it to your Apple TV using AirPlay.

On a Roku, you’ll need to follow the initial Apple TV instructions to buy The Interview online and then find it in the YouTube app on your Roku. – Zach Epstein,BGR

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