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Apple lands Sundance coming-of-age movie ‘CODA’ in record sale

Apple has reportedly paid a record $ 25 million (about C $ 31.9 million) to buy a Sundance movie. according to Deadline. The company beat out Amazon and Netflix for the coming-of-age movie titled CODA (children of deaf adults). Amazon was reportedly eager to buy the movie, but may not have had room in its 2021 lineup, while Netflix also showed interest. CODA centers on a high school student, played by Emilia Jones, who is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When her family's fishing business is in trouble, she is torn between providing for her family or pursuing her love of music. This is the largest deal ever made at the Sundance Film Festival. From Hulu Palm springs it previously held the record after it sold for $ 22.5 million (about C $ 28.7 ...
Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV +, Crave, Netflix and PVOD [Jan. 25-31]
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Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV +, Crave, Netflix and PVOD [Jan. 25-31]

Weekly, MobileSyrup describes some of the most notable movies and TV shows to hit Canadian streaming platforms recently. Our 'Streaming in Canada' column generally focuses on new content from Amazon Prime Video Canada, Crave, and Netflix Canada, but other services such as Apple TV + and Disney + will be mentioned where relevant. We will also highlight shows or movies that are made in Canada, involve a notable Canadian cast or crew, and / or are filmed in Canada. Finally, with the COVID-19 pandemic causing many movies to hit digital platforms much earlier than planned, we will take note of the important movies, as well as any other notable news from the streaming service, to be included in this category when corresponds.Amazon Prime Video The great escapists [Amazon Original]He w...
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Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto Join Apple TV + WeWork Series ‘WeCrashed’

Apple announced that it ordered a new limited series called We crashed for its TV + subscription service. Starring Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto, We crashed is a television adaptation of a podcast of the same name that details the rise and fall of WeWork. For those unfamiliar with the fiasco that was WeWork, the US-based real estate company promoted itself as a tech company and offered flexible shared workspaces for startups. WeWork launched an initial public offering (IPO) in 2019, sparking criticism of the business model and governance, most of which focused on Adam and Rebekah Neumann. Part of an IPO involves filing the required S-1 documentation, which includes information about the planned use of capital income, details about...
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Vancouver-made Apple TV + series The Snoopy Show Gets First Trailer

Apple has released the first trailer of its original series Apple TV + Snoopy show, which debuted exclusively in People. Produced by Vancouver-based WildBrain, the animated series follows the iconic beagle Peanuts and his best friend Woodstock on all kinds of new adventures.Snoopy show premieres on Apple TV + on February 5. The series is part of a larger exclusive deal Apple has for Peanuts content. For more information on what's coming to Apple's streaming service in 2021, check out our roundup here. Image Credit: Apple
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Apple launches ‘Time to Walk’ feature for Apple Watch and Fitness +

Apple has revealed a new 'Time to Walk' feature for Apple Watch and Apple Fitness + subscribers. According to the company, Time To Walk offers "an inspiring new audio walking experience on Apple Watch for Fitness + subscribers" that aims to encourage subscribers to go out and walk more often. With Time To Walk, notable celebrities like country music star Dolly Parton, NBA player Draymond Green, Canadian musician Shawn Mendes, and Emmy Award-winning actor Uzo Aduba share what Apple calls "defining moments" that they were recorded while walking outdoors or in locations that mean something to them. New episodes of Time To Walk will appear in Apple's Workout app on Apple Watch every Monday through the end of April. The episodes will l...
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Brie Larson to star in upcoming Apple TV series + ‘Lessons in Chemistry’

Apple TV + is ready to get a new drama series called Chemistry Lessons, starring Brie Larson and executive producer. Based on an upcoming novel by Bonnie Garmus, the series is set in the early 1960s and follows Elizabeth (Larson). Larson's character aspires to be a scientist, which is unrealistic considering the times when women were expected to stay home. However, despite the situations that dismiss her from her job, she still strives to become a scientist. The novel won't be published until 2022, so it's unclear when the series will launch. Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan will also serve as executive producers on the series through their Aggregate Films banner which produces shows such as Ozark and The outsiders. Larson will...
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Here’s some of what’s coming to Apple TV + in 2021

Apple TV + is a bit different than most other streaming services on the market. While platforms like Netflix, Disney +, and Crave reveal full lists of what's coming to their services each month, Apple generally only makes release date announcements on a case-by-case basis. As a result, this can make it a bit difficult to keep up with when a show or movie hits Apple TV +, especially when the service's content deployment is slower than many of its peers. Given all that, we decided to take a look at what do know will be coming to Apple TV + throughout 2021 and round it up accordingly. The upcoming Apple TV + content list is especially worth noting if you're someone who has a one-year trial of the service through the purchase of an Apple device, as the tech giant now extends its free p...
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Apple TV + free trial runs through July 2021

Apple is once again extending the free trial period for its Apple TV + streaming service. This time around, the tech giant is allowing spoilers to stay on the platform until July 2021, and 9to5Mac notes that even paying subscribers will be reimbursed for two months of credits. This is the second time Apple has extended the trial of the service. This probably means that anyone who got a free trial of Apple TV + when the service launched last year will still have access to the service for the launch of For all mankind Season 2 and the Tom Holland movie Cherry. Until now, no one in the MobileSyrup Apple TV subscription was extended last February, but 9to5Mac reports that Apple will send emails over the next several weeks notifying ...
Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV +, Crave, Disney + and Netflix [Jan. 4-10]
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Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV +, Crave, Disney + and Netflix [Jan. 4-10]

Weekly, MobileSyrup reviews some of the most notable movies and TV shows to hit Canadian streaming platforms recently. Our 'Streaming in Canada' column generally focuses on new content from Amazon Prime Video Canada, Crave, and Netflix Canada, but other services such as Apple TV + and Disney + will be mentioned where relevant. We will also highlight shows or movies that are made in Canada, involve a notable Canadian cast or crew, and / or are filmed in Canada. Finally, with the COVID-19 pandemic causing many movies to hit digital platforms much earlier than planned, we will take note of the important movies, as well as any other notable news from the streaming service, to be included in this category when corresponds.Amazon Prime Video ShirleyBased on the novel of the same name ...
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Apple is reportedly working on a gaming-focused Apple TV with a new, faster remote processor

When the fourth-generation Apple TV was first released in 2015, Apple emphasized its gaming capabilities. While those ambitions never materialized, the new rumors courtesy of From Bloomberg Mark Gurman, Often Reliable indicate that Apple is not done with the gaming space yet. According to Gurman, a new Apple TV will launch in 2021 that focuses on video games and includes an updated remote control and a new processor. Given how frustrating the Siri Remote can be at times, hopefully this new controller ditches the concept of touch navigation entirely. The touch controls are great, but you really can't beat the physical controls in the context of a set-top box remote. In the past, Bloomberg has stated that Apple is developing a new ...
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Apple TV app to launch on Chromecast with Google TV in 2021

It appears that the Chromecast with Google TV recently released by Google is the next device to gain access to Apple's TV app. The app, which includes content from Apple TV +, has been launched on various set-top boxes, smart TVs, and video game consoles in recent months. However, this is the first time that Apple TV + has arrived on Google hardware. This announcement followed Apple Music being officially added to Google's Nest smart speakers a few weeks ago. Although still very uncharacteristic of Apple, it makes sense that the company wants its original content TV / movie streaming service to be available on multiple platforms to reach a wider audience. Along with original content from Apple TV +, the Apple TV app also combines ...
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Another Apple TV remote with physical buttons is on the way

It's no secret that the Siri Remote on Apple TV can often be frustrating. Sure, if you've been using one for several months, it's possible to master it. However, if you are choosing a Siri Remote for the first time, it can be surprisingly unnerving. Following the remote control developed by Salt from last year sold by a Swiss Internet and television provider, Universal Electronics launches its own Apple TV remote control with physical navigation buttons. The remote connects to Apple TV via Bluetooth Low Energy or Infrared, includes a microphone for Siri commands, and works as a universal remote for televisions and audio devices. In addition, the remote control has backlit keys that are turned on by an ambient light sensor. While ...