Apple’s grand plans to dominate TV may quash its earlier foray into video, the Apple TV box. Death knells for the streaming-media player sounded this week after Apple announced that its TV app—the centerpiece of a new campaign to bundle apps from other streaming-video services as well as its own original content—would land on devices from other manufacturers like Samsung, Amazon, Roku, and LG soon. A small share of people use the Apple TV device now. Opening Apple’s video app to other devices makes it even less essential.
Long before the TV app threatened the Apple TV, however, the Siri Remote spelled its demise.