Apple’s new streaming TV service
The difference between the critics’ score and audience score on Rotten Tomatoes for both of the two shows we mentioned above is also interesting — lopsided, to be more specific, with audiences rating the shows much higher than critics. That dynamic is most pronounced with The Morning Show, which at the time of this writing has a 59% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes and a 95% rating from viewers.
Separate from the shows, meanwhile, there is actually one aspect of Apple’s new streamer which has actually come in for strong praise: The video quality of the shows themselves.
According to FlatpanelsHD editor-in-chief Rasmus Larsen,
“The Elephant Queen averages around 26 Mb/s for video bitrate. Snoopy in Space: It’s great to see Apple making 4K Dolby Vision the new default and Snoopy hits relatively high bitrates considering that it’s a cartoon.”
Larsen goes on to note those numbers are about 1.5-2x the video bitrate of a typical HD Blu-ray disc and around half that of the typical UHD Blu-ray disc.
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