I do not like apple users (my blog) – no not the fruit.
One of the things i have thought about is streaming tv services and bad hardware support from Panasonic (my blog) and others when the streaming wars hit. For some us a retard smart tv has already happened.
So – I got professor a fire tv stick (my blog) and found it can load apple tv on non apple hardware. That almost sounds a crime in apple group think*. I mean its like being a Hillary Clinton deplorable.
I pinched myself as this still validates my view that newer streaming services will still not be available to existing smart tv’s [reducing the market size – yes you could buy a new tv every month to fix but lets be reasonable] but the fact that a non apple hardware thing loads it is progress. As a linux user i cannot even open an itunes account being the zoo has no apple or apple computers there loss not mine by the way and not a whine shows some progress..
This does not mean a subscription** to it will be ever bought for black turtleneck wearing snobs but it marks a change of thinking that will piss off apple snobs but is necessary for streaming tv to be a profitable enterprise for apple.
While not a reason to validate a purchase of the fire tv thing it seems that whoever wins the streaming wars will depend on the flexibility of existing hardware and not a closed eco system.
Such coherence from apple is kind of impressive – that is if it does work and does not go closed again.
Streaming tv is just that, as an apple computer/phone is just the same as a pc or andriod phone in principle. Apple needs money not snobs which is something apple fans like lee527xx forget.
*it exists and it always the users fault that apple design faults mean its never apples fault (my blog) .** the zoo does not have microsoft or mac computers