“While a figure of 13 million sales for a single product would be a huge deal for most tech companies, to Apple, that number, tallied over the six-year life of the Apple TV, means it’s still just a hobby,” Gene Steinberg writes for The Tech Night Owl. “True, more than half of those sales occurred in the past year, which means that it is becoming a very popular hobby.”
“Apple remains coy about the Apple TV end game. Some choose to predict there will be a full-fledged TV set of some sort, focusing on Apple technologies and seamless integration of all your devices. Well, at least the devices that have the Apple logo on them. It remains to be seen how such a gadget would integrate with a Blu-ray player, DVR, gaming console, or a surround sound audio system,” Steinberg writes. “However, it’s clear that Apple TV is slowing getting better, at least when it comes to content offerings.”
Steinberg writes, “So this week, Apple added five more dedicated channels that include Vevo, a music video site, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Weather Channel, and Smithsonian Channel. All right, maybe not so compelling. But in June, Apple pushed out HBO Go, WatchESPN, Sky News, CrunchyRoll and Quelle. Add to that the previous offerings, including Hulu Plus, Netflix, some sports channels, Vimeo, YouTube, Flickr and the Wall Street Journal. What’s more, the new apps, or channels, generally don’t require downloading a software update. They just appear the next time you access your Apple TV.”
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