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Old Aug 8, 2013, 03:29 PM   #1
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Vevo Working on Apple TV App for 24/7 Music Video Channel [Update: Coming This Month]




Music video company Vevo is developing an app for the Apple TV, according to a report from AdAge. The app will show a 24/7 music video channel with ads made specifically for television rather than for streaming Internet video.
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Vevo launched Vevo TV this March as an alternative way to watch and discover music videos on its platform. Previously, users had to search for videos. Vevo's "Vintage" program plays songs from the '80s, '90s and '00s.

Vevo TV -- a linear music video channel -- appears better suited for the "lean back" experience of watching television, as opposed to mobile viewing. Vevo had nearly 62 million unique U.S. visitors in May but only 4.2 million watched on mobile devices (smartphones and tablets), according to comScore.
Vevo has an existing iOS app [iPhone, iPad], and, if it launches an Apple TV app, would join other recently launched apps including HBO Go and WatchESPN. Apple is also rumored to be coming close to launching a Time Warner Cable app for the Apple TV.

Apple worked with a number of third-party content providers recently to launch new channels for the Apple TV. HBO used an internal development team to make its app, presumably using an unpublished development kit from Apple.

Historically, the Apple TV has taken a backseat to the iPad and the iPhone with the company referring to the Apple TV as a "hobby project," though Apple is rumored to be exploring new product lines that could eventually include an Apple television set.

At the D11 conference in May, Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated that television continues to be an "area of great interest" for Apple and that the company has a "grand vision" in place.

Update: According to AllThingsD, the Vevo Apple TV app is slated for release later this month.

Article Link: Vevo Working on Apple TV App for 24/7 Music Video Channel [Update: Coming This Month]
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 03:31 PM   #2
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This rocks.
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 03:36 PM   #3
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Awesome, love the way vevo setup their website streaming.....expect the App to have similar quality when it comes to user experience.
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 03:38 PM   #4
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Deja Vu..

"Video killed the radio star ... --- ..."
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 03:41 PM   #5
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Vevo is the worst
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 03:41 PM   #6
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Ughhh

Now I have to wait for the new version to get jailbroken... Too many updates!
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 03:44 PM   #7
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 03:46 PM   #8
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Deja Vu..

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Old Aug 8, 2013, 03:57 PM   #9
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Deja Vu..

"Video killed the radio star ... --- ..."
Bring on VeeJay Nina Blackwood ... Hmm or more like her daughter ( if she had one )
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 04:04 PM   #10
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Sounds awesome.
Vevo > Youtube for Music Videos.
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 04:14 PM   #11
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Not very fond of AppleTV....

but seems nice a VEVO addition. I think the Apple TV will remain crippled until Apple signaled clearly their intentions in the TV arena. Ending the rumor mill in the process....


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Old Aug 8, 2013, 04:17 PM   #12
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Just don't go the way of MTV
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 04:21 PM   #13
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I'm excited about all the new apps coming to the Apple TV, but hopefully the 99% of us who don't have Time Warner Cable will be able to easily hide the app. Or better yet, it won't show up unless the Apple TV sees that you're pulling a TWC IP address.
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 04:21 PM   #14
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That was music from a better time...

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Just don't go the way of MTV
As long as they play music from the last, oh...10-15 years...it won't matter because that music sucks.
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 04:25 PM   #15
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Roku has it for a year now
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 04:28 PM   #16
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lol this is going to be better than MTV.
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 04:31 PM   #17
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Roku has it for a year now
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 04:58 PM   #18
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I made a YouTube channel called "VevoOfficialMusicVid" once and put a couple of random things on it, and YouTube silently killed it after a few days. Totally banned. I don't really blame them, but that's strange.

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lol this is going to be better than MTV.
So much better. Glad that someone went in and took their position.
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 05:01 PM   #19
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Ads are a killer

Only somewhat useful...if the videos are without ads. I think I can pretty much find everything on YouTube that is on Vevo. And there are only so many music videos I can watch before going brain dead.

Aero app for aTV is what I am looking for. Aero combined with iTunes (or Netflix if you prefer) would give some oomph to the system. Only thing I would need to figure out are certain sports. But I think there are solutions for that problem if you did deep enough.
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 05:05 PM   #20
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No thanks, its bad enough that they slap adverts all over their youtube pages.
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Vevo Working on Apple TV App for 24/7 Music Video Channe

Yay!
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 06:42 PM   #22
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Just open an Apple TV app store already! C'mooooon!
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 07:03 PM   #23
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The supposed "grand vision" comment from Cook came from the leading question, "is there a grand vision?". So the term was put in his mouth. People referring to this as Cook says 'X' are misleading.

What was he supposed to say, 'no' ?
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 07:48 PM   #24
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Well, I already know where it definitely will NOT launch this month.

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Old Aug 8, 2013, 08:50 PM   #25
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Wow, a 24/7 music video channel

What a great idea! I wonder why nobody has tried this before.

Hmmm, but why call it "Vevo"? They should call it "Music TV", or perhaps "MTV" for short.
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