“If you look closely at [Steve] Jobs’ comments and things Apple has said about Apple TV, it is hard to miss an underlying theme: Replacing your cable box,” Tim Bajarin writes for TIME Magazine. “More importantly to users would be the delivery of unbundled services that would also give them hundreds of new choices in channels well beyond what the cable companies can offer today, along with thousands of TV-based apps.”
“But the real power in making Apple TV a cable box buster will only be evident when Apple is able to deliver live and local television,” Bajarin writes. “Thanks to a partnership with Sling TV, Apple is a step closer to making this a reality. Sling TV is now on the latest Apple TV, providing live over-the-top channels like ESPN, CNN, and The Disney Channel for $20/month and up.”
“The move makes Apple TV one of the most powerful over-the-top external options for those wishing to get rid of cable,” Bajarin writes. “However, I don’t expect Apple to stop trying to get live local channels added to its lineup. That would make it an absolute game-changer.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We imagine that users with Sling TV would have no problem putting their Apple TV on Input 1.
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