The mega-popular HQ Trivia game arrives on Apple TV along with its many prizes

The live HQ Trivia app is now available on Apple TV. The popular trivia game rewards players for correctly answering a series of questions. 

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HQ Trivia downloads spiral downward as it hits Apple TV

HQ Trivia’s app store ranking has continued to sink the past three months, but it’s hoping a new version on your television could revitalize growth. HQ today launched an Apple TV app that lets users play the twice-daily live quiz game alongside iOS Android players. “Everything about the game is still the same – same […]

HQ Trivia’s app store ranking has continued to sink the past three months, but it’s hoping a new version on your television could revitalize growth. HQ today launched an Apple TV app that lets users play the twice-daily live quiz game alongside iOS Android players. “Everything about the game is still the same – same questions, same time, same rules” says a spokesperson, except you’ll play with the Apple TV remote instead of their phone’s screen. But that might not be enough to get HQ’s player count rapidly growing again.

According to App Annie’s app store ranking history, on iOS HQ has fallen from the #1 US Trivia game to #10, from the #44 game to #196, and from the #151 overall app to #585. It’s exhibited a similar decline on Android. Analytics firm Sensor Tower estimates HQ has seen 12.5 million lifetime installs by unique users, with abou 68% on iOS. “Installs have been on the decline. For last month, we estimate them with about 560K, which is down from their height of more than two million per month back in February” Sensor Tower’s head of mobile insights Randy Nelson tells TechCrunch.

 

The question is whether this is just a summer lull as people spend time outside and students aren’t locked in the schedule of school, or if HQ is in a downward spiral beyond seasonal fluctuations. But if we zoom out, you can see that HQ has been in dropping down the charts through the school year since peaking in January. At one point it climbed as high as the #3 game and #6 overall app. The app’s record high of concurrent players has also declined from a peak of 2.38 million in late March.

Meanwhile, new clones keep popping up. After the initial wave of Chinese live trivia apps, now US television studios are getting into the mix. This week Fox unveiled ‘FN Genius’ which looks and works almost exactly that same as HQ. One of HQ’s long-time rivals Trivia Crack where users play asynchronously over the course of days, also declined earlier this year but has bucked HQ’s trend and started rising on the App Store charts again. There are also new 1-on-1 trivia games like ProveIt that let players bet real money on whether they can outsmart their opponent.

Fox’s FN Genius. Image via Deadline

With themed games, celebrity hosts, big jackpots like a recent $400,000 prize, and new features like the ability to see friends’ answers, HQ has tried to keep its app novel. But it’s also encountered cheaters and people playing with multiple phones that make normal players feel like they’ll never win. While the live aspect adds urgency, it can also feel interruptive with time as users aren’t always available for its noon and 6pm pacific games. HQ may need to launch a second game app, come up with some new viral hooks, or find ways to revive lapsed players if it’s going to make good on the $15 million its parent company raised in March.

 

Ahead of tvOS 12 release, Dolby Atmos support now being added to iTunes movies

With just weeks to go before the official tvOS 12 release, Dolby Atmos support begins arriving for certain iTunes movie titles for beta testers to enjoy.

Apple TV is expected to gain support for Dolby Atmos as early as next month in the upcoming tvOS 12 update. As this release gets closer, Apple is beginning to add Dolby Atmos support for iTunes Movies for beta testers to enjoy. ... Read the rest of this post here


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Public Beta 5 Of iOS 12, tvOS 12, macOS Mojave Released

They are out. You can download iOS 12 Public Beta 5 along with tvOS 12 Public Beta 5 and macOS 10.14 Mojave Public Beta 5. [ Continue reading this over at RedmondPie.com ]

They are out. You can download iOS 12 Public Beta 5 along with tvOS 12 Public Beta 5 and macOS 10.14 Mojave Public Beta 5.


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Download: Beta 6 Of iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, macOS 10.14 Released

You can now get iOS 12 beta 6 download of IPSW links and OTA update along with beta 6 seed of watchOS 5, tvOS 12 and macOS 10.14 Mojave. [ Continue reading this over at RedmondPie.com ]

You can now get iOS 12 beta 6 download of IPSW links and OTA update along with beta 6 seed of watchOS 5, tvOS 12 and macOS 10.14 Mojave.


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Microsoft will now sync movies bought on Xbox or Windows 10 with your iTunes Movies library

If you bought movies and TV shows through your Xbox console or Windows 10 system, you can now synchronize and access them on your Apple devices via iTunes.

Microsoft has joined Disney’s Movies Anywhere initiative so that customers who made movies and TV show purchases via their Xbox console or Windows 10 system could also access them on Apple devices through iTunes and other linked Movies Anywhere accounts.... Read the rest of this post here


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iOS 12 And Other Apple Betas Are Being Used By Over 4 Million People

We never really know how popular those betas are or how many people are trying them out, but what we do know is that the iOS 12 beta run is the best in a long while. That may perhaps explain an interesting statistic that CEO Tim Cook shared during the …

We never really know how popular those betas are or how many people are trying them out, but what we do know is that the iOS 12 beta run is the best in a long while. That may perhaps explain an interesting statistic that CEO Tim Cook shared during the company's recent earnings call with the boss man sharing that there are more than four million people currently running one of Apple's betas.


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Four million people are participating in Apple’s OS beta programs

According to Apple CEO Tim Cook on an earnings call Tuesday afternoon, Apple currently counts over four million users who are participating in the latest beta programs for iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS.

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How to set up subtitles and captioning on your Apple devices

Your Apple devices offer accessibility features to help you enjoy your favorite shows and movies. Here’s how to set up and customize subtitles and captions.

iPad Subtitle Settings

If you watch TV shows, movies, or videos with the TV app or iTunes and need subtitles and captioning for yourself or someone you’re with, setting it up is simple.

Your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV all let you enable and customize those subtitles and captions. Here’s how to do it with each device.... Read the rest of this post here


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Beta 5 Download Of tvOS 12, watchOS 5, macOS 10.14 Mojave Out Now

Apple has officially released tvOS 12 beta 5, macOS 10.14 Mojave beta 5, and watchOS beta 5. The release is available to download and consume for all compatible Apple TV, Mac, and Apple Watch hardware right now! [ Continue reading this over at RedmondP…

Apple has officially released tvOS 12 beta 5, macOS 10.14 Mojave beta 5, and watchOS beta 5. The release is available to download and consume for all compatible Apple TV, Mac, and Apple Watch hardware right now!


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