With a week ahead of the launch of Apple TV+ on November 1st, Apple TV app coming to Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick 4K. This app has started to roll out to others platforms beyond Apple’s own streaming media player. For Example, Roku devices got Apple TV app early this month.
This app will be available on Fire TV Stick 4K, THE Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen), and the Fire TV Basic Edition users in the Canada, Germany, France, U.S., U.K, Italy, Spain and India. More support models will be available soon. However, the app not compatible with Fire TV (1st and 2nd Gen) or Fire TV Stick (1st Gen), Amazon says.
With Apple TV app, you will able to access iTunes library, including any shows or movies you’ve purchased or rented. However, you can’t purchases or rentals straight from Amazon devices, you’ll have to make those purchases or rentals through another device with iTunes on it.
In September, Tubi claimed it had streamed over 132 million hours of content. It has grown 40% in only four months. The company wants to dedicate the new service to help alleviate parent’s worries over their children are watching. At MIPCOM in Cannes, Tubi set to roll out Tubi Kids on October 21st. Additionally, Tubi also announces U.K. expansion early in 2020.
Tubi Kids will offer over 1,200 age-appropriate titles at launch with over 5,000 hours of content. Starting with popular movies for children like ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows ’, ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ and “Norm of the North” will be included in November, alongside popular TV series like ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’, ‘Strawberry Shortcake’, ‘Paddington Bear’, ‘The Wiggles’ and many more – all completely free.
Roku devices will get Tubi Kids content early and all major streaming devices will be available in the near future. “The launch of Tubi Kids reinforces our dedication to offer an age-appropriate viewing environment – super-serving kids and families with a robust amount of content,” said Tubi CEO Farhad Massoudi in a statement.
The growth of among ad-supported video on demand are remarkable. Tubi facing the competition to further increase its audience with an international expansion, starting in the U.K. “We’re ramping up our international expansion with the U.K. launch being the first of several forthcoming territories and look forward to announcing them soon,” said Massoudi.
FuboTV may not popular name recognition of some other live TV streaming service. However, in second quarter, FuboTV says platform usage was up 200 percent. It also saw addition of 30,000 subscribers for entire third quarter. FuboTV users watched 3 billion minutes of content, has grown 364 percent, to 51 hours. The revenue also increasing rapidly, with an annualized revenue rate of $102 million in September 2018, compared to $28 million in September 2017.
First launched in 2015, FuboTV focused on soccer streaming service. The company has improved its streaming service so not just offering live game from the NFL, MLB, NCAA, NBA and others, but also carrying networks like CBS, NBC and AMC. Marketing push FuboTV does to brand itself as a destination streaming service for sports fans. Co-founder and CEO David Gandler said People coming through the sports and they stay for entertainment.
The startup company recently also launched a live recommendations product and this summer, it was first live TV streaming service to launch a 4K HDR feature in a beta program that included NCAA college football, MLB playoffs and English Premier League soccer.
“With our subscribers watching over 3 billion minutes of programming last quarter, fuboTV’s expanded content offering and our industry-leading commitment to a premium viewing experience has clearly resonated with consumers,” said David Gandler, co-founder and CEO, fuboTV.
Hulu 4K content was only available on Chromecast Ultra and Apple TV 4K. Now, the company says its available on Xbox One devices, with support Amazon Fire TV and more devices will also supported soon. Hulu had never focused on 4K content, having first launched support in December 2016 and removing it in 2018. This summer the streaming service finally brought back 4K content to its service.
The company again prioritized 4K on its original programming, including shows like “Castle Rock”, “Catch -22”, “The First” and others. Most of its original contents are available in 4K Ultra HD and stream at 16 Mbps.
Netflix as a competitor in 4K content has much larger library, which it has increasingly shot in 4K over past few years. However, access to Netflix’s 4K library requires more expensive upgrade ($15.99/mo). Accessing Hulu’s 4K library does not require an upgrade.
Lack of 4K contents hasn’t slowed down Hulu’s subscriber growth. Reaching 28 million subscribers earlier this year, up 12% from the end of 2018 the United States. Hulu is set to grow even faster in next few years with a Disney+ bundle deal.
Hulu finally adding download videos option for offline viewing on Android smartphones and tablets. However, only customers who pay for Hulu’s No Ads plan ($11.99 per month) are available to save movies and TV shows. Basic users can only stream, not download anything.
Downloaded content have 30 days to hit play, but only two days to finish something that you’ve already started. Expired content can be renewed, once you’re back online. You also can choose two options for download video quality: standard or higher. Standard video quality will download faster and take less storage to save downloaded videos on your device. However, Standard quality video won’t look quite good as higher quality option.
Hulu users will be able download across 5 different devices. You can have up to 25 titles or movies downloaded across those devices. Thousands of TV shows and movies offered, including Hulu originals like “The Act, “The Handmaid’s Tale”, as well as series like “Desperate Housewives”, “How I Met Your Mother”, and “Family Guy” are available for offline viewing.
Amazon and Google have been involved in a long-running feud for years, making things difficult for those customers. Amazon banned Chromecast support from its Amazon Prime Video streaming app, while Google held back its streaming apps on Amazon hardware. As a result, the more neutral platform like Roku became more popular streaming platform in the United States.
Feuding between Amazon and Google are finally settled on April this year. Amazon and Google have come to agreement to bring their streaming video apps to each other platforms this April. Starting with official YouTube app on Fire TV devices and Prime Video launched on Chromecast and Android TV. YouTube TV, Google’s paid TV streaming service, is now available on Amazon’s Fire TV device.
The service will available on streaming sticks, streaming boxes, and Fire TV Edition smart TVs which have Fire TV operating system built in. However the app will not run on the 1st Gen Fire TV or Fire TV Stick.
YouTube TV offers over 70 channels from networks like Discovery, TNT, CNN, ESPN, FX and on-demand programming, as well as an unlimited cloud DVR. It also had an exclusive range of MLB game broadcasts this year.
Amazon in a blog post says the official YouTube TV will launch on Fire TV Stick (2nd Generation), Fire TV Stick 4K, the all-new Fire TV Cube, plus Toshiba, Insignia, Element, and Westinghouse brand Fire TV Edition Smart TVs. It will also be supported on some previous generation Fire TV devices, including the Fire TV Cube (1st Gen), Fire TV (2nd Gen), Fire TV (3rd Gen — Pendant Design).
Amazon introducing new ad-supported video streaming service called News. The app is free to watch and no download or subscription is required. The app allow Fire TV users to watch news from popular news providers like Bloomberg, CBS News, Entertainment Weekly, Reuters, Sport Illustrated and more. Then, the next time you want to watch the news ,all you have to say is, “Alexa, play the news” and it will automatically open the app and play content from your favorite channels.
The News app will appear in your home screen in the ‘Your Apps and Channels’ row. This App will be available to Fire TV customers in the U.S over the next few weeks. So if you don’t see it right now, don’t worry, you will soon. News will also available on Fire tablets, such as the Updated HD 10. No need to create separate account to access all the content that’s available through News.
Amazon attempt to increase its ad revenue from the ad supported News app. Customers will get news experience that free to watch, customizable and makes it easy to watch news content from multiple providers in a single destination.
Apple TV app arrives for Roku streaming players and Roku TV on 15 October 2019. Apple making sure Roku owners will be ready to stream Apple’s original programming like “See Dickinson”, “Truth be Told”, “For All Mankind” and others. Apple TV+ set to coming next month.
Apple TV app will be available from Roku’s Channel Store. The App is free download, only cost $4.99 per month for customers to directly subscribe to Apple TV plus, from within the app starting on November 1st.
It provides not only Apple TV Plus content, but also iTunes video library by authenticate users with their Apple ID. It also can access optional Apple TV Channel subscription for HBO, Starz and other premium networks, get personalized recommendations, and buy and rent more than 100,000 movies and TV shows from iTunes.
On most Roku products like Roku TV models, streaming sticks and streaming media players should be available to download the app. but unfortunately Roku warns that it will not supported by select older Roku models (A full list of supported product is here).
The App can be downloaded in the Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, and United States. Roku users will enjoy more exciting entertainment from Apple TV+ service with Apple TV app arrives on Roku.
OTT Fire TV Tubi. Tubi TV officially supports Over the Top Media Services (OTT). You can connect OTT devices to a TV and play Tubi TV Apps.
Tubi TV Firestick
Install Tubi TV apps on your amazon fire TV is very simple. From your fire tv home screen search for “Tubi TV“. Press Download to get Tubi TV on Fire TV. After download finished, press install and wait for Tubi TV installed. You need a Tubi TV account to enjoy this app services. You can read on Tubi TV Registration to register a Tubi TV Account.
After registering an account, you have to activate Tubi on your fire TV. There will appear a code on your Fire TV. Remember those code, it will be used for activation. To activate Tubi on fire TV. Open a web browser, then go to this link. Log in to your account, and then go to this link. Put the code to the form, and then click Activate. Now you can enjoy Tubi TV on your OTT Device Amazon Fire TV.
Roku has officially supported Tubi TV Apps. You can search it on Video Channels. Read on Tubi TV Roku to get the complete guide on how to install Tubi TV on Roku.
Tubi TV Activate is the most problem for first time Tubi user. Tubi is free application, but to get their services you must register an account. You will not be billed when creating Tubi account. All you need is Facebook or Email Account. There is no credit card or other payment needed.
Tubi TV Activate
Tubi TV activation is needed when you open Tubi TV for Amazon Fire TV, Smart TV, Android-based TV Box, and any OTT Devices. There will appear code on your TV, this code will used for activation. Here is step by step on how to activate tubi tv.