eMarketer: Pandora to overtake Spotfy by 2021 (and Apple Music thrives)

eMarketer: Pandora to overtake Spotfy by 2021 (and Apple Music thrives)

Pandora may be the most popular music streaming service in the US, but it won’t retain the No. 1 spot for much longer. According to eMarketer’s latest forecast on digital music listeners, Spotify will surpass Pandora in terms of users by 2021—one year sooner than eMarketer predicted last year. Meanwhile, Apple Music continues to thrive.

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Ovum: Apple unlikely to unveil a Netflix copycat on Monday

Ovum: Apple unlikely to unveil a Netflix copycat on Monday

Apple will hold the “It’s Show time” media event on Monday. Most observers expect the the giant to announce its long-expected video service. Rather than Apple launching a classic Netflix-style subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, all signs point toward a new and enhanced version of Apple's popular iTunes store and the associated "TV" app for mobiles, according to Ovum.

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AWT TV Episode 50: Facebook Live didn't work, but we're here anyway

AWT TV Episode 50: Facebook Live didn't work, but we're here anyway

This episode of AWT TV — our 50th! — was supposed to mark our triumphant return to Facebook Live...only the process that was built to start the Facebook Live event on the Mac and then run over to Steve's iPad Pro didn't work. At least we were able to capture the video and bring it to you this way.

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SVOD revenue growth is skyrocketing with 22 million in the U.S. cutting the cord

SVOD revenue growth is skyrocketing with 22 million in the U.S. cutting the cord

Subscription video on-demand (SVOD) app revenue growth is skyrocketing. With 22 million people in the U.S. “cutting the cord,” one-size-fits-all approaches to entertainment must change rapidly to meet and exceed the evolving expectations of savvy consumers. The SVOD era puts customers in the driver’s seat, cementing the customer experience (CX) as the main competitive differentiator, according to UserTesting, a research group that “enables every organization to deliver the best customer experience powered by human insights.”

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How to stream music from Spotify, Amazon, Tidal to a HomePod

How to stream music from Spotify, Amazon, Tidal to a HomePod

Apple’s HomePod, which will be released Feb. 9, has faced some criticism because it only works with Apple Music, Apple’s own music streaming service. However, you can use another iOS device's AirPlay feature to stream music from services other than Apple Music.

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How many streaming services can the market support?

How many streaming services can the market support?

Disney announced during its latest earnings report it intends to pull all its movies from Netflix and launch a direct-to-consumer streaming service in 2019, reports CNBC. It also will launch an ESPN video streaming service in early 2018, including MLB, NHL and MLS content.

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What I want to see in tvOS 11

What I want to see in tvOS 11

On Monday, there's a 99.99% chance Apple will preview tvOS 11 at the 2017 Worldwide Developer Conference keynote. And while I’m waiting for an Apple TV with 4K support, following are some things I want to see in the operating system upgrade (besides, obviously, support for 4K hardware):

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Survey: first it was cord cutting, now it’s ’show-dumping’

Survey: first it was cord cutting, now it’s ’show-dumping’

TiVo has released findings from a sponsored survey of pay TV and over-the-top (OTT) service subscribers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The global study is a follow-up to Rovi’s 2015 consumer survey, delving deeper into how viewers engage with content and explore the services and devices that make up their entertainment lifestyle.

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