If Android now have 66% of the Market Share as opposed to iOS only having 27%, according to Gizmodo, why do companies still insist on offering iOS only apps and offers? Let’s take a look at HBO Go, according to Sydney Morning Herald it is being offered through Apple TV exclusively for 3 months, this was announced by Apple CEO Tim Cook at the Apple Watch launch recently. Apparently having a market share does not help Android users.
Local content offerings by Stan also fell short for Android by only being available on some Android Phones, but is available on iOS phone, tablets and Apple TV. To get it on Android you need to double up on tech and make a work around with ChromeCast HDMI Streamer, would be much easier if we could watch on Smart TV, Android Tablet, or Android HD Media Player directly on our TV. Who wants to watch a movie from a phone?
These aren’t the only examples of Apple favoritism, but why is it so? Sure I am an Android Fan, have been from the start, am I biased, possibly. Sure iPhones and Tablets have some nifty stuff, but when 2/3 of the public are overwhelmingly in favor one OS over another, you have to wonder is there a conspiracy or is it just a money making scheme? Don’t get me wrong I am not normally into conspiracy theories, but seriously. We went through the whole VHS Vs Beta (Oops showing my age here) VHS won, Records and LPs went out in favor of CDs, CDs, lost in favor of DVDs, DVDs lost in favor of BluRay, and now Vinyl LPs are making a come back! Sorry I am losing the point here…………but what exactly is the point? We in Australia want content!We want it now, we want easy access and we want it affordable.
Why can’t video streaming apps make it easy for everyone to access at the same time, whether it be Android, Apple, Windows…………Netflix shows no favoritism, you can access from just about anything (possibly an old VHS if it could access the internet!). You can use Nintendo Wi, Playstation, Xbox, Android, Windows, PC, Media Players, Smart TV………….Netflix does not care what platform you use. Which is great………..kids can access Netflix in lounge room or let’s face it it is probably on the Game Console in the bed room, and you can access what you want to watch at the same time from a Smart TV or HD Media Device in your lounge room. No Fuss, every one is happy. I guess that is why Netflix has such a large following world wide. If Content Providers really want to make everyone happy (and probably make more money, while they are at it) let everyone access content, together, at the same time. Don’t be greedy……….didn’t you learn to share at school? If you didn’t bring enough for everyone, then don’t share at all! The only down side if everyone had access is the Australian Internet……….but that is a rant for another day.