Apple Roundup: Apple TV, Amazon, The Daily
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The top Apple(AAPL) stories spanning the Internet include Hulu Plus coming to the Apple TV, Amazon Instant Video on the iPad, and an iPad-only newspaper that's letting go of a third of its employees.
Hulu Plus has arrived on Apple TV, albeit with little press. The app showed up very quietly on Apple TV this morning.
Apple continues to add apps like Hulu Plus to its set-top box offering, as consumers look to try to "cut the cord," and get rid of their cable boxes.
Hulu was up for sale last year, as its owners tried to unlock the value in the video streaming service. Ultimately, however, a sale was scrapped by Hulu's owners, which include News Corp.(NWSA) , Walt Disney(DIS) , Comcast(CMCSA) unit NBCUniversal and private-equity firm Providence Equity Partners.
Amazon Instant Video is free for users of Amazon Prime, which costs $79 per year. The app's description notes that you can "
Users also have the ability to start watching a video on their iPad, and finish watching it on a variety of other devices, including Kindle Fire, Sony(SNE) PS3, PC, Mac, or hundreds of models of connected TVs and Blu-ray players with Amazon Whispersync.
Of the newspaper's 170 employees, 50 of them were let go, with the editorial section shut down altogether. The sports section will continue running, despite having a smaller staff with which to operate.