Apple has purchased Matcha.tv, which makes a second-screen TV/video app, reports “VentureBeat” (http://tinyurl.com/mkxyo4y), quoting unnamed sources. Allegedly, Apple paid US$1 to $1.5 billion for the company.
Matcha.tv was an iOS app that provided a comprehensive overview of everything that’s available to watch via cable TV providers (Comcast), streaming video services (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime), and digital video stores (iTunes, Amazon). Additionally, you could manage what you watched from a universal queue, get video recommendations, and connect with social networks to see what your friends were watching/liking. However, the service shut down back in May with little explanation, notes “VentureBeat.”