THIS WEEK'S SPONSOR:

Discourse

A Powerful, Customizable Platform for Civilized Discussion


Netflix: More Viewing Hours on Apple TVs Than iPads

In today’s earnings release, movie streaming service Netflix has announced that viewing hours on Apple TV have surpassed those through the iPad. What’s interesting is that the Apple TV was released in September 2010 and has sold less than two million units since then; the iPad, on the other hand, was released in April and has sold almost 15 million units.

It has to be considered, though, that Netflix makes more sense on a TV’s big screen than a tablet’s, and Apple implemented a native Netflix front-end on the second-gen Apple TV. The iPad has access to Netflix through an app that has to be downloaded manually from the App Store.

In spite of the iPad’s bigger numbers, people still like to watch movies on their TVs, apparently. Perhaps the iPad is more meant for “web video”, rather than just movies. [TiPB via Yahoo]

Unlock MacStories Extras

Club MacStories offers exclusive access to extra MacStories content, delivered every week; it’s also a way to support us directly.

Club MacStories will help you discover the best apps for your devices and get the most out of your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. It’ll also give you access to advanced iOS shortcuts, tips and tricks, and lots more.

Starting at $5/month, with an annual option available.

Join the Club.

A Club MacStories membership includes:

  • MacStories Weekly newsletter, delivered every week on Friday with app collections, tips, iOS workflows, and more;
  • MacStories Unplugged podcast, published monthly with discussions on what we’re working on and more;
  • Monthly Log newsletter, delivered once every month with behind-the-scenes stories, app notes, personal journals, and more;
  • Access to occasional giveaways, discounts, and free downloads.