“The future of television is apps – or something like them, and software developers are exploring possibilities with Apple TV,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “”
“If you live in India why shouldn’t you be able to watch US television? If you live in the US, why can’t you watch TV from Delhi? There isn’t really a good reason, and that’s why you should expect more services like YuppTV,” Evans writes. “South Asia’s largest OTT TV provider, YuppTV’s recently released Apple TV app offers live and catch-up television, thousands of on-demand Bollywood movies and local sports. That’s a significant contrast to the way things worked until relatively recently, when such access required expensive satellite connections. This inevitable future is already being explored by UK TV content producers working with Acorn TV, which recently offered up its own Apple TV app.”
“There are claims Apple intends launching its own streaming television service including its own content. With that in mind you’d expect its streaming partner, Akamai, to be jubilant,” Evans writes. “It isn’t, instead it warns that its business is going to shrink in the coming months. This suggests Apple intends [on] developing its own CDN to take the strain, and could mean the speculation is truth unfurling.”
More signs that Apple TV is changing television in the full article here.
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Plus, with the new third-party Apple TV app, Channels ($15), users can watch live TV through a SiliconDust HDHomeRun networked tuner. HDHomeRun receives video from any broadcast antenna and it connected to a Wi-Fi router. Using apps like Channels, users can stream live TV on various devices throughout Wi-Fi network.
Channels is only available via the new Apple TV App Store. Just search for “Channels” to find and download it.
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