Apple looking to lease a Hollywood studio campus to expand it’s Apple TV+ streaming service.

Apple Inc is reportedly looking for a Hollywood based movie production studio campus in order to establish itself as a major player in the entertainment business. 

The iPhone maker is looking at multiple possible locations across Los Angles, and this campus could exceed half a million square feet and would complement the company’s current arrangement where Apple leases soundstages to film in. 

The new Hollywood studio would play a major role in creating content for the Apple TV+ streaming service. The platform launched in 2019 is one of the smaller player in the streaming wars even though it has some vary well known shows such as Ted Lasso and The Morning Show. With this new expansion Apple is using big money moves to gain a much larger user base and set itself as a direct competitor to Netflix and Disney+. 

Apple is also making a large number of new deals acquiring multiple Movies and TV shows including Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio. And multiple other big name projects. The platform has some of the finest and highest rated content getting itself a curious spot in the entertainment industry as it still lacks the scale. This brings up the question whether Apple will acquire a movie and film studio to get a whole catalog of content similar to Amazon’s acquisition of MGM. 

Apple has now hired Mike Mossallam, who is a lead production real estate executive and has also director of production planning and studio leasing at Netflix. This increase the chances of Apple following Netflix in acquiring, building and purchasing multiple production campus along with leasing soundstages across the Hollywood and the world. 

Apple TV homescreen on android

Apple did it, Apple TV app is now available on every Android TV device

The Apple TV app is now available on Android TV devices without any restrictions to any manufacturers or models. (Earlier the app was available on select Sony Android TVs and Google Chromecast). This launch comes right before Apple’s summer content roll out.

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Released in 2019 the Apple TV+ does host one of the highest rated content libraries on the internet. The app was earlier available on various other platforms such as the Samsung Tizen, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, LG WebOS, Microsoft Xbox and Sony Playstation along with Sony Android TVs and Google Chromecast with Google TV. Now with this release the app is available on every major smart tv platform in the market.

Nvidia broke the news about the app arriving on its Shield TV platform earlier today but it is now available on every Android TV device running 8.0 OREO or higher.

We have tried the app on the MI TV stick as well as Nvidia Shield TV and the app runs smoother than most other streaming apps available on the platform.

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While you can also access any movie or show you buy or rent on iTunes/AppleTV, as mentioned earlier this release comes just in time for Apple’s summer content roll out with Lisey’s Story and new seasons of Central Park, Home Before Dark, and the highly loves Ted Lasso being just around the corner.

Catch Up with what’s going on with the Apple TV here.