Apple 'fires shot' at Facebook during its big streaming event


No information about pricing was revealed at the event, though if Apple follows a model similar to streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, it could be a monthly subscription service.

Apple News+: This was also launched to bring together over 300 popular magazines, leading newspapers and digital publishers within the Apple News app.

The Apple TV app will be available on Samsung smart TVs beginning this spring and on Amazon Fire TV, LG, Roku, Sony and Vizio TVs in the future. Several Hollywood directors and actors appeared on stage to debut their upcoming projects, including Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Momoa, Big Bird, and Oprah.

"This is how TV should work", said Apple's Peter Stern.

"This is what we call now the battle for the lounge room", futurist Steve Sammartino told 3AW Breakfast.

Apple officially announces its own gaming subscription service
As we are getting closer to the event, Apple video streaming service is looking to be less interesting than previously rumored. The Apple TV Channels service will be a system in which users will only pay for the content to which they'd like to subscribe.

"We've also been creating a collection of world-class services, and that is what today is all about", Apple CEO Tim Cook said in his opening remarks.

Apple has also revamped its Apple TV app to center it on its new video strategy, where customers can purchase subscription packages from content providers like HBO and Showtime in a central marketplace. In order to maximize its potential audience, Apple is making the Apple TV app available to non-Apple TV users. Apple Arcade will allow users to choose from a selection of over 100 titles without having to pay for each one individually. Apple says advertisers won't track readers inside the app.

A new version of the Apple TV app is coming to multiple platforms this year, and along with it, Apple TV Channels.

So, instead of a user having to purchase individual games on iOS or macOS, the Arcade service will give them access to a variety of paid games.

Apple's original video subscription service will feature a new slate of programming from the world's most celebrated creative artists. Available in the USA and Canada, Apple News+ presents a range of renowned publications such as Vogue, National Geographic Magazine, People, ELLE, The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times.

Apple will use Monday's keynote to pivot in a bold new direction
According to Bloomberg , Apple might be getting ready to announce a gaming subscription service for iOS devices. The company spends billions of dollars each year to license some of the best third-party content around.

Apple also announced it was overhauling its news app, which Cook said is the number one news app in the world.

Apple Arcade launches this fall.

Not content to simply be a publisher, Apple is also looking to help fund games that are released through its service.

After weeks of teasers, Apple finally cracked the mystery surrounding its new subscription services at a press conference yesterday.

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

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