Release date, possible price, shows, and everything we know

Release date, possible price, shows, and everything we know

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.

At a star-studded event in Cupertino, California, on Monday, the technology giant unveiled an original content service called Apple TV+, a revamped TV app, and an Apple TV channels service for tapping into outside providers including HBO, Showtime, and Starz. But Apple also said it would be integrating its updated Apple TV app with Amazon Prime Video and the Seattle company's Fire TV streaming hardware.

Apple announcements are usually a big event, but the first of 2019 was a bit more celebrity-laden than usual.

The product that has garnered the most buzz up to this point has been the original programming, which will live on a new streaming service called Apple TV+. The app will be available across iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, smart TVs and streaming devices. Among those artists and storytellers is Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Octavia Spencer, J.J. Abrams, Jason Momoa, M. Night Shyamalan, Jon M. Chu, and more.

Based on what's now known about the streaming service, it will be impossible for Apple TV+ to even consider itself as competition to Netflix, with its massive library of popular original series' and established licensed content, like Friends.

As part of its efforts to make quick connections, Apple hired two longtime Sony television executives, Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, in 2017.

Apple Inc. said Monday it will launch an online video streaming service in the fall, jumping into a business dominated by Netflix Inc. and Inc. All the content will be available with a monthly subscription in the Apple News app. The company said pricing will be announced sometime in the fall. But, instead of having to jump to different apps to watch specific shows, users will be able to watch it all from within the TV app. With Family Sharing, one Apple News Plus subscription can be shared by six family members.

What are your views about the services that Apple has announced tonight?

With Disney Corp now owning a massive slice of the movie and TV industry through their recent acquisitions, and its plans to launch Disney+ later this year in the USA (we can expect it to arrive locally next year), Apple's announcement conspicuously omitted the House of Mouse.

You can still see the full presentation through Apple's website.

Apple's original video subscription service will feature a new slate of programming from the world's most celebrated creative artists.

But Apple remained focused on making on gadgets: iPhones, iPads, computers and its Apple TV streaming box for TVs.

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