As Apple gets closer to full TV offering, watch these apps right now

Apr 27, 2012
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There are more indications that Apple is getting ready to transition out of its TV “hobby” and offer a fully operational television set later this year. Perhaps as soon as June’s Worldwide Developers Conference. As just reported by Reuters, Apple is in talks with EPIX (a conglomeration of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, MGM and Viacom’s […]

There are more indications that Apple is getting ready to transition out of its TV “hobby” and offer a fully operational television set later this year. Perhaps as soon as June’s Worldwide Developers Conference.

As just reported by Reuters, Apple is in talks with EPIX (a conglomeration of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, MGM and Viacom’s Paramount Pictures) about rights for video streaming.

Says Reuters:

One of the sources told Reuters that any discussions would apply to its set-top box and also to upcoming devices that stream content. Apple is widely expected to unveil a full-fledged TV product later this year or in early 2013 to drive its next phase of growth and potentially revolutionize the industry.

Of course you don’t have to wait for a fully baked Apple TV to enjoy wonderful video discovery apps on your set-top device right now. Thanks to the magic of AirPlay Mirroring, there are plenty of great options to choose from.

Here are our favorites we compiled during a guest post for TechCrunch.

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Brad Spirrison

Brad Spirrison is the managing editor of appoLearning and Appolicious Inc. In this capacity, he has sampled and evaluated thousands of iOS and Android applications. He also holds an M.A. in Education and Media Ecology from New York University.

Spirrison worked in concert with appoLearning Expert and Instructional Technology Specialist Leslie Morris while curating and evaluating educational applications.

A longtime media and technology commentator and executive, Spirrison is also a regular contributor to ABC News, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Bloomberg West and The Christopher Gabriel Program.

Spirrison is married and lives with his wife and young son in Chicago. As his son was born just weeks before the debut of the iPad, Spirrison takes his work home with him and regularly samples and enjoys a variety of educational applications for young children.

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