Who does Apple use as their CDN???

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by 2010mini, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. 2010mini macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013
    Figured I would ask this here as I get answers faster.

    Does Apple use different CDNs for iOS and OS X in regards to movies TV shows etc??

    The reason I ask is this: whenever I buy a movie/redeem a movie from any of my devices. It is automatically available for streaming on my Apple TV 3 and Mac Mini.

    But the same movie takes days to show up on my iPad 4 or iPhone 5s for streaming....
    What gives? Is apple using a different CDN for Apple TV and OS X than their phones and tablets?
  2. Adobe75 macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    Akamai in the past.

    I've heard they're building their own now. ie - putting their content servers on ISPs' networks close to subscribers.
  3. 2010mini thread starter macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013
    So what's the deal with content taking a week to show up on my iPhone and iPad?
  4. iMac-Do-You? macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2014
    Might be a licensing thing. Apple TV and Mac Mini are 'fixed in place' devices, iPad and iPhone are mobile. Just a thought.
  5. sodapop1 Suspended


    Sep 7, 2014
    Apple has built their own CDN but they are still using third party CDNs for some content. The following articles should provide some insight:
  6. soamz macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    Orissa, India
  7. Tech198, Jun 20, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2016

    Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    And this is why they should go back to Akami....

    Which subscribers would that be ?

    Although Akami is expensive, which is probably why Apple did their own.

    Good artcles, but why Comcast,, now we know why content refuses to load..

    While netflix still relies on Akami, i'v never has issues... Since Apple seems to forget that other ISP's use Akami servers to their users for "faster" performance as well.. Bandwidth just needs to keep becoming cheaper, that's all..

    Apple's loss. Netflix gain..

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