Apple TV rumors continue to spin uncontrollably as LG gets ready to bring the G4 to new markets. In other news, Spotify aims to bring you better tunes at Starbucks.
There has been no shortage of Apple TV rumors here in the inter webs. In fact, we have heard quite a bit about it, but today is the first time we hear that it will have deep integration with the Apple Watch. Weird, right?
Well, it just so happens to make sense. According to sources familiar with the matter, the Apple Watch will be able to become a fancy remote for the new Apple TV, which is said to be launching come June.
That is exciting news for anyone who likes owns Apple’s new wearable, but there’s more than enough good news for Apple TV fans too. The same sources state the Apple TV will come with that rumored live TV feature, as well as more support for third-party apps.
Opinion: It’s good to see Apple loosening its grip on Apple TV. The only reason why Apple TV has been a bit lame the past few years is because any supported app had to go through Apple. There was no such thing as an app store for Apple TV. Whatever it came with is what you had to conform to.
So most of us have been waiting patiently for the LG G4, right? If you can call checking the internet and pulling your hair patient, that is. Either way, some of you will be getting a treat this week. The gorgeous LG G4 is to start heading out of its hometown, Korea (where it’s already released), this week.
This only applies to select markets, so don’t go getting that tent ready just yet. The first market to get it is Hong Kong, with Russia, Singapore and Turkey following closely behind.
Opinon: What about the rest of us? Ugh! Well, I guess we may not have to wait too long, anyways.
Spotify is becoming a powerful force in the world of music streaming, but it’s also starting to influence the industry as a whole. Partnerships keep being inked, and apparently it’s time for them to go on a new multi-year partnership with Starbucks.
The partnership will pretty much benefit most people involved. Users will be able to win free coffee if they subscribe to Spotify Premium. Meanwhile, Starbucks associates will get free access to the same service. Oh, and there will be some kind of special tool that would help baristas affect the music that plays while you drink your cup of Joe.
Opinion: Both Spotify and Starbucks are being a bit vague here. What are these “tools”? Also, how much free stuff will I get if I sign up for Spotify Premium? I am hoping it’s more than a tall cup of Americano every year.