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Roku CEO calls Apple TV a money-loser and an iPad accessory

Roku CEO Anthony Wood isn’t worried about rumors of an updated Apple TV. At Re/code’s Code/Media conference, he described Apple TV as an iPad accessory and claimed that it loses money for Apple. Apple TV is essentially an accessory for the iPad. They lose money, which is unusual for Apple. If you’re losing money, why would you want to sell more? Wood…

Apple in talks with Comcast over Apple TV streaming deal

When it became clear that the Apple TV was no longer just a hobby product for Apple, we all began to get excited about its future. Perhaps finally, it would end the reliance of US consumers on cable providers. But, with so many new channels being added with individual subscriptions required, it seems that it may not be the “cable cutter” many were…

iTunes Festival channel added to Apple TV ready for SXSW

As many of you will already know, Apple – for the first time – is hosting its famous iTunes Festival in the U.S. as part of the SXSW conference. As part of the Festival, we’ll see performances from the likes of Keith Urban, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Willie Nelson, Soundgarden and Kendrick Lamar. So we can all watch all the performances for free, Apple…

Apple sold more than $1 billion in Apple TV units in 2013, Tim Cook says: ‘Difficult to call it a hobby’

Speaking at Apple’s annual stockholders meeting today in Cupertino, CEO Tim Cook revealed that the company had sold over $1 billion in Apple TV set-top boxes in 2013, pegging sales at close to 10 million units for the year. Sales around the 10 million mark would be roughly double the 5 million Apple sold in fiscal 2012, which was itself double the…

Apple Stores discounting Apple TV with $25 iTunes gift card ahead of rumored spring hardware refresh

Beginning today, Apple Stores in the US are giving anyone that purchases an Apple TV in-store a free $25 iTunes gift card, reports 9to5Mac. At the moment, it seems that this promotion is only available in Apple’s brick and mortar retail stores. The promotion is said to end on March 5, 2014, and reinforces recent rumors of an upcoming Apple TV hardware…

WWE Network to debut on Apple TV today with in-app subscriptions

As was previously reported, World Wrestling Entertainment’s subscription service WWE Network is set to roll out on Apple TVs later today. The update has not yet hit Apple TVs, but the company’s help website confirms that users will be able to access WWE Network and purchase subscriptions through Apple’s set-top box. If you purchase WWE Network through…