Apple is planning to launch its TV streaming service early next year

Cupertino's answer to Amazon Prime Video and Netflix may be landing soon

Apple TV streaming service coming in 2019

An Apple TV streaming service may be just around the corner, with a new report indicating that the company is planning a rollout in early 2019.

According to The Information, the Cupertino giant is preparing a service to rival the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, and will launch in the US first before expanding to more than 100 countries before the end of next year.

Read this:The best streaming sticks and boxes

The streaming platform, which currently doesn't appear to have an official title, may exist as a standalone app or within the current Apple TV app, giving users a window into a mixture of original programmes and third-party services. That original programming will reportedly be free to those who own an Apple device, while subscriptions to other networks, such as HBO, would be encouraged through the new platform.

And the conversations regarding which TV shows and movies would make it onto the Apple streaming service, and how much they would cost to carry, have reportedly already begun. It's not yet been established how Apple would offer programming in different territories, but the likelihood is that it mirrors what we've seen from rivals, in that it varies from country to country.

But with rumours indicating that Apple already has more than a dozen original TV shows in the pipeline, including deals with Oprah Winfrey and Sesame Workshop, there should be plenty to go at when the company eventually makes its big leap into the world of streaming services.

Can it really compete with the space's big boys, despite entering a number of years late? Expect the picture to become clearer as we approach the expected launch date.


Top HomeKit compatible tech

Wemo Mini Smart Plug
Wemo Mini Smart Plug
Amazon
$34.99
Philips Hue starter pack
Philips Hue starter pack
Amazon
$54.99
Lifx smart light bulb
Lifx smart light bulb
Amazon
$54.99
Logitech Circle 2 camera
Logitech Circle 2 camera
Amazon
$179.99

The Ambient may get a commission


TAGGED   apple   televisions

Recent stories

speakers How to add your Apple HomePod smart speaker to your Sonos system
speakers Apple HomePod vs Amazon Echo: Which smart speaker should you choose?
apple The best Apple TV apps: games, entertainment and 4K essentials

What do you think?

Reply to
Your comment