Apple reinvented the computer, music player and cell phone, but now the tech giant wants to reinvent your cable TV box.
Apple Inc. is reportedly in talks with U.S. cable television providers to allow customers to use an Apple device as a set-top box for live television and online content. The company already sells an inexpensive Apple TV device that allows users to play iTunes, Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, and Vimeo videos but is incompatible with live cable television.
So far, Apple has not yet reached a deal with the reluctant cable providers. Apple would also need to convince consumers to replace their TiVo box, which currently provides cable TV and web-based movie and music content together in one place. Most cable companies currently rent set-top boxes for around $10 to $15 a month with an additional cost for HD and DVR. See More
Time Warner Cable is finally set to launch unlimited access to HBO GO and MAX GO online streaming services in the next month. More than 1,400 titles will be available online to customers who subscribe to HBO, with over 400 additional titles available to Cinemax subscribers. You can read the official press release below. See More
Tom Cruise Gets Mortal, Aaron Eckhart is Frankenstein, Olivia Wilde Joins Rush, Netflix Kills Qwikster
Tom Cruise is Ready for Mortal Combat. Tom Cruise is in talks to star in director Doug Liman’s upcoming Battle Los Angeles meets Groundhog Day -style sci-fi war pic We Mortals Are for Warner Bros.. Based on the Japanese novel All You Need Is Kill, the story centers on a recently enlisted soldier’s fight to reclaim Earth from alien invaders. When the recruit is killed in the line of duty, he finds himself living the same day over and over again. Cruise will next been seen in Paramount’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol followed by New Line’s musical Rock of Ages. See More
DISH Network announced today Blockbuster Movie Pass and Blockbuster announced a new app for renting and watching movies through Facebook.
Blockbuster Movie Pass is available for DISH Network customers, starting at $10 per month, combining the best of TV with the best of movies and games. It features a pay TV industry first: a subscription streaming movie service bundle available on the TV or PC. This programming package is unmatched by any other cable, satellite, telco or online streaming movie service. See More
April 9, 2010 by John Villoch
Filed under Movie News
If you’re a Netflix subscriber you already know you can instantly watch TV shows and movies streaming on your TV or computer. Now you can add the new Apple iPad to the list. The guys over at Hackingnetflix recently reviewed the Netflix App for iPad with great results. The free application allows you to instantly watch an unlimited number of movies and TV episodes and browse & manage your queue. See More