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by M.G. Siegler


The future of TV is much more interactive?

Speaking of the future of television, Lauren Goode sat down with Apple’s Eddy Cue:

In an interview with The Verge, Cue said that Apple isn’t against the idea of making more original TV, but emphasized that there would have to have some sort of interactive element for it to make sense for the tech giant right now.
Cue said he could see a TV environment where content makers are creating a more interactive TV app, and where viewers watch the program on their Apple TV, iPad, or phone, using the remote or simply the touchscreen to interact with a show.

"Interactive TV"? What year is this? 1997? And, of course, Planet of the Apps looks beyond lame. Both of these give me quite a bit of pause about Apple's future in the space. But the good news is that it's still going to be years before the "future of TV" shakes out as noted above and below.


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