“When it comes to streaming devices, it often comes down to cost and features. No two companies better exemplify this dichotomy better than Apple and Roku. On one end, there’s Apple TV, a shimmering example of luxury technology with a price to match. On the other is Roku, which offers a range of affordable options to fit any budget. Before you start shopping, heres everything you need to know about Roku vs Apple TV.
Roku vs Apple TV
Thanks to a flood of smart devices on the market, its easier than ever to start streaming. But from video game systems to smart TVs, the options for cord-cutting can be overwhelming. Luckily, when it comes to the Roku or Apple TV, you can start streaming by plugging the device into your existing setup.
In the world of streaming, Roku represents choice and access, offering a range of affordable options for almost everyones needs. Whether you want a budget-friendly streaming stick or a 4K smart TV, Roku has something for you. This flexibility has helped the company amass a reported 27 million active accounts as of January 2019.
Part of Rokus success is its simple interface and remote. Roku sorts all of your streaming apps in one simple main menu. The large app icons make it easy to understand for users of all ages. Each device comes preloaded with popular streaming services including , , and to get you started. But those channels are just a fraction of what Roku offers. There are over 1,000 official , with thousands more if youre willing to dig. Roku helpfully breaks down its options during the setup process………………………………………………………………….”
Jeffrey Katzenberg’s streaming service Quibi books $100M in ad sales ahead of launch
“Quibi, the short-form video platform founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg, hasn’t even launched, but has already booked $100 million in advertising sales, according to a report from The WSJ this morning. The company, which aims to cater to younger viewers with premium content chopped up into “quick bites,” says it has already booked advertisers, including Protector & Gamble, Pepsi Co., Anheuser-Busch InBev, Walmart, Progressive and Google.
It still has around $50 million in unsold ad inventory ahead of launch.
It’s hard to imagine how a service like Quibi will compete in a market dominated by paid streamers like Netflix and free services like YouTube — both preferred by a younger demographic. But Quibi has been raising massive amounts of money to take them on. In May, it was reported that Quibi was going after another billion in funding, on top of the billion it had already raised………….”
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Tyler Perry & BET Partner Up For Streaming Service Offer
“There are reportedly over 200 streaming services in the United States alone, and now Tyler Perry and BET want a piece of the pie. The media mogul and the popular urban network are planning to launch a new subscription-based streaming service called BET+. According to Deadline, they will offer TV shows and films from fellow Viacom flagships MTV, VH1 and Comedy Central. It’s believed that Perry will begin plugging the service and the forthcoming BET Awards.”
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‘Avengers: Endgame’ hits Disney+ in December
That subscription just got so much more tempting.
“Disney’s first major move in the streaming wars comes with a super-sized punch.
Announced Wednesday, Avengers: Endgame will be available to stream exclusively on Disney+ starting December 11 — a little less than a month after the new streaming platform debuts on November 12.
For dedicated Netflix, Prime Video, and Hulu subscribers with a love of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that may mean adding another service to their monthly entertainment bill this winter.
At the time of launch, Disney+ will carry an initial subscription price of $6.99 per month — as well as be available at a discounted offering of $69.99 per year.
While it was anticipated that Disney would corner the market on streaming Marvel films, the exclusive streaming of Avengers: Endgame will likely prove a massive draw for customers.
At present, Endgame has made $2.27 billion dollars at the worldwide box office, making it the second-highest grossing film of all-time, after Avatar — and continues to climb towards that #1 spot. Disney+ is primed to make the most of their winning film, lining up a number of Marvel spin-off series for streaming exclusivity as well.
Viewers looking to own Endgame (and possibly see it sooner) can turn to Amazon, where it is already available for pre-order. While no official digital release date for Endgame has been announced, it is anticipated to arrive sometime this summer as its predecessor, Avengers: Infinity War, shared a similar release date and hit the digital shelf on July 31, 2018. ”