Apple Music isn’t the place you would expect to find reality TV.
But this week, the music streaming service announced it will be producing an original show: Planet of the Apps, something of a cross between Shark Tank and the Voice. It even features celebrity entrepreneur judges like rapper will.i.am and actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Apple Music also inked a deal last year to start a new series based on James Corden’s viral hit, Carpool Karaoke.
On this week’s episode of GearedUp, we discuss what the service is aiming to do with this new focus on TV and original content, and if the choice will be a success or a flop. On the topic of TV, we also discuss the new eight-port TV set-top box from Caavo.
Plus, we dive into the fierce competition between wireless providers over unlimited data. T-Mobile announced upgrades to its unlimited T-Mobile One service this week, the day after competitor Verizon announced new unlimited plans. It’s a sign of increasing competition between the two, but even though T-Mobile offers more data for less money, their coverage is still lagging behind Verizon and others.
And finally, we take a look at some seriously small computers. One of our recent GeekWire deals, and a favorite of GeekWire editor Todd Bishop, is the Ockle Pocket PC, a Windows 10 computer that’s about the size of an iPhone. He’s also a fan of the Google Chromebit computer by ASUS. (No, it’s not a Chromecast!)
Listen to the podcast above or download it as an MP3, and watch behind the scenes video at the top of the post.