Apple adds Hulu and Legendary execs to original content team

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Apple's TV team is starting to take shape.
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Apple’s quest to dominate the video streaming business has added two new executives to the company’s growing roster of original video content talent.

Two business affairs executives — Philip Matthys from Hulu and Jennifer Wang Grazier from Legendary Entertainment — have reportedly joined Apple to fill positions on the company’s video content team.

Spotify and Hulu partner to offer $4.99 monthly subscriptions for students

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A great deal if you're a student!
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Hulu and Spotify have teamed up to offer U.S. college students one heck of a deal. For $4.99 per month, the same cost as Spotify’s existing student plan, users now get access to Spotify Premium and Hulu’s “Limited Commercials” plan.

The offer is a great way of the companies staying competitive with the likes of Amazon and Apple, both of who offer their own $5 a month low-cost student plans.

Roku continues to trounce Apple TV

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Apple TV can't compete with Roku.
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The gap between Apple TV and Roku continues to widen — only not in Apple’s favor.

According to the latest research data, Apple TV is getting absolutely dominated in the streaming set-top box race. As top rival Roku inches closer toward taking over half the market, Apple TV still struggles to crack into the top three streamers. And the future isn’t looking too bright.

Lose cable, but not your shows, with this cord-cutter megabundle [Deals]

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Cutting your cable doesn't have to mean less content, with access to the world's largest entertainment library.
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With the explosion of content over the last few years, cord cutting is sweeping the country. In comparison to wired alternatives, digital options cost less but offer just as much content — along with a few bonuses.

We’ve got a bundle that’s loaded for the cable-weary. And right now, you can get a year of the Ultimate Cord Cutting Kit Subscriptions for just $19.99.

Hulu is bringing live TV to iOS

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Hulu's new app is a cord-cutter's dream come true.
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Ever wanted to watch live TV on your iOS device? Thanks to Hulu, you can!

That’s because the company today introduced its Hulu with Live TV app. The app will fulfill a range of functions — from the ability to watch more than 50 live and on-demand TV channels and record them to your Cloud DVR to tracking features, designed to let you manage your shows, movies, and networks.

iPhone users spend more than ever on apps

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App spending is on the rise.
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Fill your screens with all the content your heart desires [Deals]

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Get a massive streaming library along with the benefits of cable.
Get a massive streaming library along with the benefits of cable.
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Between our computers, phones and TVs, there’s almost too much screen to fill. Right now in the Cult of Mac Store, we’ve got a pair of deals that will bring more content than you’ll know what to do with.

SelectTV offers an unmatched library of TV, movies, radio stations and more. Getflix unlocks the vast seas of streaming video. Snag these deals and you’ll never want for something to watch again.

Hulu will add live streaming, offline viewing ‘in a few months’

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Hulu has promised it will give subscribers a new live streaming bundle and the ability to download content for offline viewing “in a few months.”

Many of the company’s biggest competitors already offer an offline viewing feature, with Netflix the latest to join the party back in November. Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins assures fans that his team is “working hard” on it.

Hulu’s live TV stream will deliver ESPN, Disney and Fox

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The new Hulu will launch next year.

Hulu scored two new partnerships for its upcoming streaming TV service that it plans to use to help cable subscribers finally cut the cord.

Both Disney and 21st Century Fox have agreed to be part of Hulu’s skinny bundle that will allow customers to stream live TV from at least two of the top networks in the US for a monthly fee.