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Amazon Video execs make the jump to Apple

Amazon Video execs make the jump to Apple

It appears Apple is continuing to make progress in bolstering its original programming division. As part of their ambitious plans to create and offer original shows and other video content, Cupertino has managed to poach not one but three executives from leading rival Amazon Studios, including the head of Amazon's kids programming, Tara Sorensen.

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Hulu’s iOS apps will finally be unified with new design and Live TV

Hulu’s iOS apps will finally be unified with new design and Live TV

If you're an Android user, you've had access to Hulu's live TV service and fancy new interface for many weeks. If you're an iOS user, though, you're just getting access to both of those things...at least as a single, unified app. The wait was worth it, assuming you're a Hulu subscriber; the interface is sleek and arguably better designed, and watching live television soon won't require the use of a separate, secondary app.

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Apple may put $1 billion into original TV content next year

Apple may put $1 billion into original TV content next year

Apple's original content efforts are only getting started. The company plans to put $1 billion into producing its own original shows next year, according to sources, something that will make it a driving force in the growing market for original streaming shows. Though such a budget won't put it into the realm of big networks like HBO yet, it will position it as an upcoming competitor targeting the likes of Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, all of which are arguably the biggest sources of original online programming at the moment.

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Apple to sell bundled TV shows instead of its own service

Apple to sell bundled TV shows instead of its own service

If at first you don't succeed, try Plan B. Apple doesn't seem to be having any luck in getting anywhere near its long-rumored TV service, so it might be settling for the next best thing instead. According to the usual sources familiar with the matter, Cupertino is planning on offering HBO, Showtime, and Starz in a single-price bundle, instead of the piecemeal channels it already has available. Whether or not this plan will pan out, however, largely depends on whether Apple is finally able to convince TV networks to do what it wants this time.

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Apple signs ‘Carpool Karaoke’ as Apple Music exclusive

Apple signs ‘Carpool Karaoke’ as Apple Music exclusive

Unless you've been living under a rock recently, you've likely seen what a hit "Carpool Karaoke," the segment from CBS's Late Late Show where host James Corden drives around with a celebrity or musician singing hit songs, has become, especially on YouTube. It's become so popular that even Apple has come knocking, as the Cupertino giant has signed a deal for the rights to turn Carpool Karaoke into an exclusive TV show for Apple Music.

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Apple opens casting call for ‘Planet of the Apps’ TV show

Apple opens casting call for ‘Planet of the Apps’ TV show

Back in March, Apple's Eddy Cue revealed that the company was getting involved in original TV content by developing a non-scripted series about app developers and the app economy. Production is being split between Apple and television company Propagate, and the show, titled Planet of the Apps, has now started an open casting call. The announcement, posted on the show's official website, says they are looking for iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS developers.

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Apple TV updated with iPhone remote, Siri upgrade, YouTube search

Apple TV updated with iPhone remote, Siri upgrade, YouTube search

The smart TV platform Apple TV has had a kick in the pants this morning as Apple prepares WWDC 2016 for the next generation in TV-based apps. The first big update is in an app for the iPhone - a remote control with the ability to interact with touch, to move through programs, and generally play content in all the ways the Siri remote can - and more. There's motion controls for games and Siri control as well.

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Apple TV gets SyFy Now, E! Now, and Bravo Now apps

Apple TV gets SyFy Now, E! Now, and Bravo Now apps

NBCUniversal’s TV Everywhere service has expanded via a trio of new apps being made available on Apple TV. The company has released E! Now, SyFy Now, and Bravo Now apps for Apple's set-top-box, but they're not cord-cutting options -- you'll need to have an applicable pay TV subscription to gain access to the content. Those with such a subscription will get access to full episodes, current seasons and more.

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Apple TV gets new ‘Live Tune-In’ feature for live broadcasts

Apple TV gets new ‘Live Tune-In’ feature for live broadcasts

While the long rumored, full-fledged TV service from Apple has to come to fruition, leaving cord-cutters hopelessly tied to their cable services, the fourth-gen Apple TV has made a small towards watching live television. On Friday the set-top box began notifying users via a splash screen that there's a new "Live Tune-In" feature which enables to jump right to a live TV feed in certain apps.

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Apple is creating a TV series about app development & economy

Apple is creating a TV series about app development & economy

Apple Music has seen the company make its biggest leap thus far into streaming music and original radio programming, but now it looks like the iPhone-maker is ready to try its hand at television. Following the news that Apple is working with Vice on a documentary series about local music scenes called The Score, senior VP Eddy Cue told The New York Times that they are developing a non-scripted TV series about the development of apps.

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Apple’s Best of 2015 apps and media list revealed for iTunes

Apple’s Best of 2015 apps and media list revealed for iTunes

This week Apple releases their "The Best of 2015" list for all "editorial picks and charts." That means everything in iTunes, everything in the iOS Appstore. Everything from the Beebs to Fargo, Inside Amy Schemer to Trivia Crack. If you wanted to see which apps had staying power or - at least - were downloaded the most in a viral popularity contest, today's the day. Watch out for Taylor Swift and Periscope, SnapChat and Heads Up as well.

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Apple’s Live TV service might not be “Coming Soon” after all

Apple’s Live TV service might not be “Coming Soon” after all

It seems it was wise after all for Apple not to wait for the launch of its Internet-based TV subscription service before launching its new Apple TV set-top box. Because now it seems that plans for that service are being put on hold indefinitely. Although the rumor mill never really gave a target date, it was commonly believed that Apple was close to finalizing deals that would fill its service with channels and content. As it turns out, Apple was nowhere near closing after all.

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