Apple to bring cheap TV dongle to compete Chromecast, Fire TV Stick
New Delhi : Apple is planning to build a low-priced streaming dongle to give cut-edge competition in the streaming world. For years, Amazon, Google and ROku have been leading the video streaming market with their affordable dongles. And, now Apple will join the race.
Conversely, it’s unclear if Apple’s plans ever got past this stage and on to the drawing board.
It must be noted that Apple TV was first introduced in 2007, has always been a premium option among streaming accessories, with a price tag of over $149. The current version costs $149 for the non-4K model and $179 for the 4K model. Meanwhile, Google’s Chromecast costs $35 for a 1080p-capable version, while the Ultra, with 4K output, costs $69.
If sources are to be believed then Apple TV’s sales in the US are better than that of Google Chromecast.
Besides low-cost dongle, Apple is considering launching its own streaming service with shows produced in-house. It plans to offer this service to Apple device owners for free, and is expected to launch in 100 countries in March next year.
Well, it might be too early to tell if Apple will come up with inexpensive TV dongle. If the news is right then let's wait if it would be as cheap as Chromecast or a Fire Stick.