Apple's Streaming Service: Here's Everything That Was Announced

Apple's Streaming Service: Here's Everything That Was Announced

Peter Stern, Apple's vice president of services, also unveiled Apple TV Channels, a new feature within the Apple TV app that will bundle third-party channels (including Amazon and Showtime).

Apple TV Channels would arrive as an update to the Apple TV app in May, Apple said, and the app would arrive on Mac for the first time at some point this fall.

Meanwhile a new Apple News+ service at a cost of $9.99 per month will include the Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal, digital news sites and more than 300 magazine titles including Rolling Stone, Time, Wired and The New Yorker.

It brings together the different ways and services that people watch TV today. It will be available in the United States and Canada. Apple is unveiling it at an event Monday at its Cupertino, California headquarters. No word on pricing, but presumably it'll be £10 a month, plus the one month free trial.

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Apple is expected to announce Monday that it's launching a video service that could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself.

After this morning's event, the question hasn't been concretely answered.

Creations from Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Octavia Spencer, J.J. Abrams, Jason Momoa, M. Night Shyamalan, and Jon M. Chu are just a few Apple gives as examples for its slate of programming.

According to a recent report, Roku held 37% of the market share of streaming media players as of early 2018, while Apple TV held a maker share of only 15%.

"This represents a landmark moment for Apple with a major event exclusively focused on services", said Paolo Pescatore, media analyst at PP Foresight.

The specifics of how this is going to work, and the subscription fee, have all yet to be announced.

Using Apple Card, consumers will get 2% cash back from transactions, and 3% for Apple purchases.

Apple TV+ will launch in the fall, with new shows being added every month.

Addressing concerns around data, Apple has partnered with Goldman Sachs and Mastercard for Apple Card and claims it will not have access to any data. The company is also clear on its rivals.

The card will have no late fees, no annual fees, no global fees and no over-limit fees.

The common thread is an expansion of Apple's services business, moving the company further beyond software and hardware, and a focus on privacy as a competitive advantage against Google, Facebook and other companies that rely on advertising revenue to fuel their businesses.

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