Cable companies limiting streaming options for Apple, Google and Intel TV

With the streaming market becoming a lucrative one for many companies, the need to keep up with Netflix and Amazon Prime is evident. That's why the recent news that cable companies are holding out on deals with other options is so important.

Despite limitations in these contracts, Apple recently inked new deals with ESPN and HBO. These deals will allow Apple TV users the chance to add ESPN and HBO apps to their units. The Watch ESPN and HBO Go apps became available several weeks ago. There is one major limitation with this deal as cable subscribers with Charter Communications and DirectTV will not be able to use the apps.

With the Watch ESPN app, those who can download and use the apps will have access to their library of E:60, Sports Science, Outside the Lines library, as well as other shows. To watch ESPN live though, users will still need a subscription with AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS TV, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Comcast Xfinity TV, Midcontinent Communications and Cox Charter.

As more companies attempt to enhance their movement in the streaming industry, more deals will continue to be made with major cable networks and movie distributors.


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