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Not Anonymous:
Is it really that crazy that Google could out-manouveur Tim Cook and Eddy Cue? Hardly.

This is essentially what we want from Apple. Instead, Apple gives us the useless TV app and Google gives us a glimpse of the future.
8:12 pm — Thursday, 2 March 2017
anonymous:
Sony with the Vue plans beat both Apple and Google to the punch here.

I'd have to do a side by side comparison of the channels offered by Vue, but it would appear that Apple is being left in the dust by more than just Google, and they don't give a shit.

Why would they? They sell good enough products for eye-watering prices as fast as they can make them. They worry more about their door knobs in the new building these days than making a buck on TV and sending Eddie Cue to do actual work.

Apple can ride the iPhone poney for at least a decade before they need to do anything different, just like Microsoft did with Windows and Office.

So no, it's not crazy that Apple are getting beat in the TV space by someone like Google with a teeny little website most people haven't heard of called YouTube.
9:28 pm — Thursday, 2 March 2017
Anno:
Is $35/month for broadcast channels a good deal? A USB tuner is only about $70. I don't understand.
3:29 am — Friday, 3 March 2017
ass:
It's not just broadcast channels, look at the graphic.

It's not crazy at all if you think about it Grubs. Apple has no streaming video at all. Way less insight into what people are actually watching. No apps anywhere. Locked down ecosystem.
2:20 pm — Friday, 3 March 2017
ano:
They do have insight on what people *bought* on iTunes. They've been selling TV Shows through it since 2005.

Their problems today lie with dealmaking and vision
6:26 pm — Friday, 3 March 2017
ass:
Sure but streaming still gives way more detail. Did the user finish the show, how did they browse to it, did they pause and restart it, what did they watch next. Broadcasters have to be drooling over all the data Netflix has. Google can provide that and already has a massive advertising system ready to go which puts Apple at a severe disadvantage.
7:38 pm — Friday, 3 March 2017
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