Apple Live TV Service Not Coming Until 2016

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    Bloomberg reports that Apple will be unable to deliver their rumored live TV-over-internet streaming service for the Apple TV until 2016. Content negotiations are reportedly stalling the launch of the service, which Apple had hoped to be ready for their rumored September 9th media event.
    Apparently, pricing of the new TV service is one of the main hurdles in the negotiations. Bloomberg reports that Apple wants to offer "a package of popular channels" for $40/month, a significant discount from the average cable bill.

    A new Apple TV set top box, however, is still said to be ready for release. The new Apple TV is rumored to have a touch-based remote control and full app store. Apple is expected to announce the new Apple TV on September 9th.

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  2. joshuaclinton macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2014
  3. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    As long as there's a new, more powerful Apple TV with an SDK coming I'll be more than happy.
  4. hlfway2anywhere macrumors 65816

    Jul 15, 2006
    BeatsTV. Worldwide, Always on. Genre: Good shows.
  5. Z400Racer37 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 7, 2011
    It's like, every year they post the same garbage. "Here it comes! Here it comes! Here it comes! Here it comes! aaaaaaand next year."
  6. oneMadRssn macrumors 601


    Sep 8, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I thought Apple was releasing their own TV...
  7. darcyf macrumors 6502


    Apr 25, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    I thought the whole point of cutting the cables and going with services and boxes and whatnot was to get away from "live" TV and have TV happen when it's convenient for you. Apple lowering the cost of live TV is not the digital revolution I was hoping for.

    I mean maybe it's a piece of leaked information that's been misinterpreted or maybe there's so much more than this to what Apple has in mind. But this alone does not feel like a step forward.
  8. RosOne macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    As a European: Give me the new AppleTV, keep your channels
  9. JoEw macrumors 68000


    Nov 29, 2009
    I don't know why, but for some reason a majority of people still prefer traditional television channels.

    I personally don't and the constant advertising annoys me.
  10. bozzykid macrumors 68020

    Aug 11, 2009
    There's still value in live tv. And like Sling TV, I would assume this will come with VOD. The problem with Sling TV is not every network supports VOD and not every network supports it the same way. But I have a feeling Apple will have these same issues as these networks are so against loosening control of their content.
  11. Laurence Eckert macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2014
    They had 3 YEARS to get much longer are they gonna push it back for? And I feel like Apple would possibly get a lot of subscribers if they threw in an Apple Music membership with the Apple TV Service.
  12. Yixian macrumors 65816

    Jun 2, 2007
    Lol, $40, most people won't even pay that.

    Netflix may not be all that but for the price it is, it's going to slowly but surely destroy cable TV. The era of paying those huge subs is over.
  13. Pbrutto macrumors 6502a


    Apr 21, 2015
    Eastern PA
  14. macosxuser01 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2006
    Sacramento, CA
    There real elephant in the room is even when try cord cutting and just get internet plan it just makes more sense to get internet + TV (cable) because the price difference is not even that much maybe $5 or $10
  15. Onimusha370 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 25, 2010
    what a surprise... another one of apple's projects that seems to be further delayed every few months
  16. pankajdoharey macrumors regular


    Feb 19, 2014
    Oz town, Jade City. Mars

    True, 40USD per month is too expensive, I am very happy with amazon prime which is 99 Dollars per yr, and its totally amazing, plus you get so many other benefits like two days shipping, book lending on kindle, and host of other Prime features.
  17. topmounter macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2009
    FEMA Region VIII
    Yeah, I heard they finally cracked it.
  18. gijoeinla macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Not surprised actually. Given the recent devaluation of media companies stock in general if were Apple I'd wait also. These guys will soon be begging Apple for terms.

    How lame can content companies be in that Apple could simply strike their own deals with producers and F the distributors. The distributors some how "think" consumers care what "brand" makes what.

    Earth to VIACOM, FOX, UNIVERSAL, COMCAST, DISNEY -- there's a whole generation and one behind that who can give a s*** about your brands. You delaying a la carte sales of your programming will cost you handsomely as people continue to turn to other resources for content.

    But by all means keep waiting!
  19. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    maybe they will introduce but no release til next spring? i mean ... shouldnt there be a SDK and months of betas for devs first
  20. OriginalMacRat macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2007
    That rumor is from 2006 and keeps getting renewed every year.

    You'd think people would realize by now that it was completely fictitious.
  21. JoeShades macrumors 6502a

    Sep 1, 2010
    Williamstown, NJ
    Next week will be the article the new Apple Tv is not quite ready yet
  22. Mac Fly (film) macrumors 65816

    Mac Fly (film)

    Feb 12, 2006
    If you're going to do an Apple TV App Store you better consider making your own in-house physical buttoned hardware controller, Apple. If fact do more than consider it. There will be many games developed for this platform and if Apple plans to leave such a thing to the third party crowd ala that controller API they announced a year or two back that'd be a huge mistake. We're talking Pretty Women walking down the street, 'big mistake, big, huge; I have to go gaming now'.
  23. jtrenthacker macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2012
    The game changer would be sports. Probably never happen though. Too much money involved.
  24. vertical smile macrumors 68030

    vertical smile

    Sep 23, 2014
    Not everyone can get the prices you are quoting for the same channels that Apple's service might offer. There are still too many unknowns about Apple's service to do any type of accurate comparison.

    Plus there could be many benefits of having an alternative service than traditional cable.

    The biggest benefit would be more competition for Comcast, TWC, FiOS, Netflix, and others. There has been a lack of choices for most of us for way too long.
  25. AngerDanger macrumors 68040


    Dec 9, 2008
    New to Apple Live: contestants find themselves trapped in white rooms wearing grey v-necks and with their heads shaved. The only way out is to use as many multisyllabic synonyms for "innovative" as they can come up with!

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