Don’t blame AT&T and DirecTV if ESPN gets blacked out

During Monday Night Football this week, Disney kicked off the all-too-familiar dance of a carriage dispute by weaponizing its viewers. In the middle of ESPN’s telecast, Disney warned DirecTV customers that they might soon lose access to ESPN, Disney Channel, and Freeform. The full-screen ad included a phone number that …

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Reaction to Apple’s ‘By Innovation Only’ event and Apple’s new products

It was a big day for Apple this past Tuesday. We talk about the event itself, the new iPhones, Apple Arcade and Apple TV+, the new Apple Watch, and a lot, lot more in this episode of the Macworld Podcast. This is episode 667 with Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Roman …

AirTV Mini review: A streaming dongle for Sling TV diehards

If you subscribe to Sling TV—and plan to for a while—the AirTV Mini could be the best streaming device for you. Unlike a Roku or Amazon Fire TV Stick, the $80 AirTV Mini is built around Sling’s live TV streaming service. The Sling TV app launches automatically when the device …

Apple TV+ original shows, series, and movies: Charlie Hunnam is to star in the series Shantaram

Apple is said to be spending a couple billion dollars over 2018 and 2019 on the development of exclusive original programming. That’s a lot of TV! It’s nothing compared to the $12 billion Netflix spent on content in 2018, but it’s still a very big investment. What can you get …

Apple TV+ original shows, series, and movies: Apple picks up Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s drama Mr. Corman

Apple is said to be spending a couple billion dollars over 2018 and 2019 on the development of exclusive original programming. That’s a lot of TV! It’s nothing compared to the $12 billion Netflix spent on content in 2018, but it’s still a very big investment. What can you get …

Three big questions about Apple’s September event

With the announcement that Apple’s annual September event will be upon us in a little more than a week, it’s time to take stock of what we know about Apple’s upcoming plans and, more importantly, what we want to know. While we can all feel pretty confident with the prediction …

Disney+ device streaming limits could be a big problem

UPDATE: Disney now says that it misspoke in response to questions earlier this week about device activation limits for Disney+. While the company previously said that users would only be able to use 10 devices total, it now says that limit only applies to downloads on mobile devices. “There is …