“On the surface, Apple TV seems increasingly focused on cable subscribers instead of cord cutters,” Jared Newman writes for TechHive.
“Since its launch last fall, the fourth-generation Apple TV has added several features that provide more convenient access to “TV Everywhere” apps (such as WatchESPN, FX Now, and HBO Go) that require a cable or satellite login to access,” Newman writes. “While these are useful improvements, it’s hard to believe cable subservience is Apple’s true goal. For a device that’s supposedly the “future of television,” its best features are becoming awfully dependent on a cable subscription, which in turn requires a cable box. Can Apple really reinvent TV when its hardware is relegated to a secondary input or a spare television?”
“With tvOS, I believe Apple is laying the groundwork for something bigger,” Newman writes. “Either Apple is preparing for a future where more cable companies offer streaming-only TV service — sans cable box — or it’s hoping to offer its own standalone streaming service that provides access to a bundle of TV Everywhere apps.”
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