YouTube mulling Apple TV Channels competitor, report says

Citing people familiar with the matter, The Information reports YouTube over the past few months held discussions with a number of content owners to feel out potential partnerships. Whether the talks were fruitful or are ongoing remains unknown. For consumers, the feature provides a streamlined signup process from a convenient and easy accessible online portal. Streaming providers are granted … Read more

YouTube TV launches on PlayStation 4 as Vue shutdown nears

YouTube TV is now available on PlayStation 4, becoming the first third-party live TV subscription service to launch on Sony’s game console. Ever since the debut of its own PlayStation Vue service, Sony has kept competitors such as Sling TV, YouTube TV, and Hulu’s live TV service off of the PS4. But PlayStation Vue is shutting … Read more

Don’t cancel your Apple TV Plus trial until it’s almost over

Illustrations by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple TV Plus launches today, and Apple has a pretty slick limited time deal: buy a new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or Mac, and you’ll get a free one-year trial of the company’s fledgling streaming service. But there’s a catch: claiming the free trial automatically signs … Read more

Apple TV is getting a Picture-in-Picture mode so you can watch two shows at once

Apple TV is getting a Picture-in-Picture mode that will allow users to stream two shows at the same time, TechCrunch has confirmed. The feature’s forthcoming launch was first reported by Apple news site 9to5Mac earlier today, following today’s release of new beta software for all of Apple’s operating systems, including tvOS. After installing tvOS beta 2, Twitter … Read more

Twitter Updates Its Windows App; Kills Off Its Android TV, Roku, and Xbox Apps

Twitter on Wednesday announced improvements to its mobile website, Twitter Lite app, and Twitter for Windows app, including night mode and a new tweet compose box. Separately, after killing off apps used by a small number of users, including the Twitter for Mac app, the micro-blogging site is shutting down its TV apps on Roku, Android … Read more

LG Posts Biggest Ever Revenue in 2017 Thanks to TV Sales, Mobile Division Posts Loss

LG Electronics, South Korea’s tech behemoth, posted its biggest-ever revenue in history in 2017 due mainly to strong TV sales, the company said on Thursday. Revenue reached record high of KRW 61.4 trillion ($57.9 billion or roughly Rs. 3.68 lakh crores) in 2017, topping KRW 60 trillion for the first time in the company’s 60-year history, Xinhua … Read more

Apple’s First TV Show, Planet of the Apps, Gets Mixed Reviews

HIGHLIGHTS Apple debuted the first episode of its new reality show on Tuesday The first episode revieved mixed reviews Planet of the Apps had a 2.5-star rating out of 5 on iTunes Even as Apple sought to wow the public this week by announcing loads of new hardware and software updates, the tech company was … Read more

Twitter for Apple TV Update Brings Support for Live 360-Degree Videos

Expanding its features for big screens, Twitter has updated its Apple TV app by adding support for live 360-degree videos and Periscope’s Global Map. The micro-blogging site launched a version of its service on Apple TV and other media player platforms last year in order to deliver its live video content on big screens. Twitter … Read more

Amazon India Opens First Experience Zone to Showcase Kindle, Fire TV Stick

Although Amazon is mostly known as a marketplace to sell other people’s products, the company has its own devices as well – the Kindle ebook readers are one example, and it recently launched the Fire TV Stick in India as well. To get people to try out these products, the company has launched an Experience … Read more