Peter Kafka has details on new additional to Apple TV, and covers the most obvious ‘gotcha’ in Apple’s hobby.
Apple’s TV hobby continues to expand in scope: Apple has added five more apps to its Web TV box, from providers including Disney, the Weather Channel and Vevo.
Some of the apps are free, and offer on-demand programming to anyone with an Internet connection. Two apps from Disney — Disney Channel and Disney XD — also provide live “linear” programming, but only to pay TV subscribers whose providers have a deal with Disney.
There’s the ‘gotcha.’ Apple TV is decent, but many of the apps require you to already be a pay TV subscriber.
What’s the point?