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Apple Preparing To Change How We Watch TV

Hannah Madans |
December 19, 2011 | 2:10 p.m. PST

Associate News Editor

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Apple executives and media executives have been meeting to discus Apple’s vision for the future of television. This includes an Apple-made TV set that would provide shows and movies via wireless streaming, according to The Daily Beast.

One idea that has been tossed around is a user pausing a movie on his or her TV set and resume watching it on his or her iPhone. iPhones and iPads may also be used as remotes.

Apple also talked about TV technology that would respond to users’ voices and movements, according to the Wall Street Journal. Apple also said that this idea would take longer to be realized than some of its other ideas.

Apple has not yet been specific about software and devices being worked on has not yet made any proposals to license shows for the new offering, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Someone close to the talks told the Wall Street Journal that some of the ideas Apple has discussed with media companies could be done with existing technologies such as its Apple TV set-top box.

Google Inc. is also attempting to enable users to access apps and Internet videos on TVs through Google TV software. The software shares some technology with the Android mobile operating system, according the Wall Street Journal.

Microsoft Corp. is also offering a mobile app to search for and then play entertainment content on the Xbox live.

 

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