Things We Expect Apple to Announce About Their Streaming Service on Monday

Things We Expect Apple to Announce About Their Streaming Service on Monday

Troy Powers
March 25, 2019

Walt Disney Co has announced its new streaming service Disney+ will launch this year, as will another from WarnerMedia, the newly acquired media-entertainment division of AT&T.

The spokesperson emphasized that the new pricing tier is part of an experiment, which means not everyone will be able to take advantage of it, and Netflix might decide not to roll it out after the tests.

Currently, the streaming market is growing and crowded.

It nearly goes without saying that Apple's streaming service should have support for 4K playback, in line with other streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. The phone maker just wants to provide its customers with the up-to-the-minute news and videos with just a single click.

Will Apple's streaming service suffer without content from the likes of HBO and Netflix?

The subscription price of Apple's new video streaming service is one of the biggest mysteries surrounding the launch, but some reports do claim it'll be cheaper than Netflix.

Apple is also spending about $1 billion on its own original content.

We don't know exactly what Apple will debut during its big press event on Monday.

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Last month, it was revealed that Brie Larson had signed on to star in a Central Intelligence Agency drama for Apple, following news that Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon would star in a TV Drama about the rivalry of morning TV shows. A rival streaming service that Apple will place its own content on among other titles.

Since last Spring, there have been reports that Apple has been working on an Amazon Channels competitor that will allow you to use your Apple credentials to subscribe and pay for premium subscriptions.

Apple has been so secretive about its bundling plans that numerous main participants in its "channels" product don't know how it plans to package the services and what it plans to charge, according to people familiar.

"Following Apple'sacquisition of Texture, we are expecting to hear about an Apple News Magazines" on March 25.

Similarly, a new video service will expand on what's available through Apple Music, with original TV shows and movies from partnering studios and celebrities. For instance, Apple could create an entirely new storefront for Apple TV users that would offer multiple bundles of content, similar to what cable providers have been doing for years.

It could be that the company will work with other companies, instead of competing against them.

The move comes amid deepening woes for the news sector facing a hard transition to the digital world where few people want to pay for information and advertising is problematic. However, this would make Apple's bundle feel more like a "trial" for third-party services, so we're fairly sure that this is something Apple prefers to avoid - and may in fact be one of the sticking points in its negotiations with big players like HBO.