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apple tv comcast Opinion: Netflix, Comcast and Apple   Two different approaches

Over the weekend, the WSJ reported that Apple and Comcast are working on a deal to streamline the use of Apple TV to Comcast users, where Comcast would provide the bandwidth to the device via a different ‘channel’, allowing the Apple TV content to be protected from the buffering and quality issues that plague other video services relying on the public internet. This is in sharp contrast to the recent Netflix-Comcast deal, whereby Netflix is directly paying Comcast for bandwidth to Comcast’s customer base.

There are three fundamental issues that come into play with delivering cable television to the home, and this type of arrangement between Apple and Comcast could end up being mutually beneficial in each of these areas.

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appletvair B1 New Apple TV Air concept turns Apple TV into a Chromecast like HDMI dongle

After the release of iPad Air people began re-imagining iPhones to match the “Air” aesthetics. But what about the possibility of an Apple TV Air? Well, nobody was expecting that. Curved is behind this one too, after the wirelessly rechargeable touch-enabled Apple TV remote concept and the remote slash gamepad concepts, showed off in the last couple of weeks.

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apple tv comcast nbc 960x540 Will Apple TV 4 come with Comcast subscriptions?

Looks like the rumor mill just can’t get enough of Apple TV. This time, the speculations are on a deal between Apple and Comcast to bring channels from the US largest cable TV network to the Apple TV. And as per analysts, Apple TV 4 might be the first one to feature the same.

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apple tv gaming controller Martin Hajeks new Apple TV concept: turning the remote into a gaming controller

Together with a German tech blog Curved.deMartin Hajek, a popular 3D designer, has worked out a concept design of a next Apple set-top box – an Apple TV touch, on which we reported a few days back. The highlight of this concept was a new, completely redesigned touch-based remote. Leter on, Hajek added a new, different concept of a remote – he turned it into a “true gaming controller”. This is how it might look like.

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apple tv touch 1 New Apple TV 4 concept: Apple TV touch with completely redesigned, wirelessly rechargeable touch based remote

While the internet was churning out regular rumors on the Apple TV 4, Curved was busy re-imagining how the same would look like. And according to them, though the set-top box as such has achieved an aesthetically pleasing look, the remote would be the major highlight of the next Apple TV.

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apple tv 2 Opinion: How Apple can improve the TV experience without the “TV”

In the current incarnation of the Apple TV, Apple has created an install base of tens of millions of incredibly powerful devices, essentially a stealth army of living room soldiers awaiting orders. Here are some ways Apple could leverage the existing devices to transform the living room experience, without trying to sell a 40” or larger TV set.

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