Apple Talking to Comcast About Streaming TV Service.
Apple is apparently in talks with Comcast in order to provide high-quality, streaming television content through Apple TV box,which show the latest increasing interest the giant tech company has taken in how people will watch TV in the same manner people changed the way they use smartphones with iPhone.
Anonymous sources have told various new sites that negotiations are currently in their early stages, and many challenges remain before completing the deal.
Interest in Television.
Apple has had quite an interest when it comes to the television industry, with Steve Jobs telling biographer Walter Isaacson that he “licked it” when talking about Apple’s TV plans and the rumors circulating around on about how it recently been working on flat-screen television to upgrade version of its Apple TV making it a new way to control TVs with iPhones and iPad. With Apple’s skills in combining software and hardware to produce amazing easy-to-use experience for consumers has caused mass interest in its plants for TVs, Rumors plaguing it with complicated remotes, complex program schedules and complicated instruction to connect televisions with speakers and receivers together
“This is going to be the next evolution as the Apple television at some point will be launched not just as a TV box, but a revolutionary way to home entertainment,” said Laurence Balter, chief market strategist with Oracle Investment Research in Hawaii. “Right now, they need to corner the market on content. If they didn’t do this and suppose they launch their TV set, everyone would watch Netflix, and Apple wouldn’t get a penny. This is about keeping the revenue stream flowing in their direction.”
This partnership would essentially take over the more traditional cable set-top box and allow users to stream line and on-dameand content and video recordings that have been stored in the cloud of all their Apple devices. It would also provide a high-quality streaming service and not suffer any latency issues or buffering that usually happen when streaming a web video.
If the nation’s largest cable company and the worlds largest tech provider managed to create a partnerships, analysts say, that this deal could be tremendous for Apple and Comcast customer and should make other companies like Netflix and Hulu become extremely wary of the situation.
“This is all about keeping Apple users inside the ecosystem and revenue that would normally go to a Netflix or Hulu into Apple pockets,” Balter said on Sunday. “It’s about the ability to sync between all your devices and watch Comcast, which drives a stake right in the heart of the Netflix subscriber and business model.”