Apple reveals its new streaming service, Apple TV+

Apple reveals its new streaming service, Apple TV+

Apple reveals its new streaming service, Apple TV+

Chief executive Tim Cook introduced Monday's event at the glass-enclosed Steve Jobs Theater at Apple's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters, saying the event would focus on the technology company's services, not its hardware.

Spielberg briefly took the stage to announce the revival of Amazing Stories, an anthology series he will be bringing to Apple TV+. The line-up consisted of Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, Jason Momoa, Alfre Woodard, Kumail Nanjiani, J.J. Abrams, Sara Bareilles, and even Big Bird. "What you read about in Apple News will not follow you across the web".

Apple introduced its new streaming service, Apple TV+ at their March 25 event, with the help of some celebrities who have created, and star in, their new original shows. The newest version of Apple TV will launch in May via a software update. The Apple TV app will be coming to the Mac (macOS) this Fall.

Its revamped app for subscribing to channels from others will come out in May, but Apple's own original shows will not arrive until autumn, with pricing not yet announced. Still, at least in this case, Apple's incentives and publishers' incentives are generally aligned, which was not always the case in partnerships with Google or Facebook.

As an avid gamer, I have downloaded hundreds of games onto my iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV over the years. Apple won't take the chance that'll happen here, we hope.

In the wake of Apple's much-ballyhooed, two-hour live unveiling of its new video, credit-gard, gaming and news publishing offerings, shares in the iPhone maker have declined 2% to $187.37 in the final minutes of the trading day.

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The announcement also teased gameplay for several games. Apple Pay will be available in more than 40 countries by the end of the year.

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

Cook also said Apple Pay, its digital wallet, will soon be usable on public transit systems in Portland, Oregon, Chicago and New York City. Apple is entering the streaming market at a time when it is extremely saturated. Also, there the possibility of a new credit card, but a new report says that the company still has another subscription service to unveil. It has positioned that as leverage against Netflix's 139 million global customers and the 100 million subscribers to Amazon's Prime shipping program, which includes the video service.

In this case, it sounds like Apple's own original content may simply be another subscription that users can choose to sign up for alongside premium channels like HBO, although no information is available on what Apple will charge for its own original content, or whether it may choose to bundle it with other subscriptions.

In addition to announcements about Apple News+ and Apple Card, we learned a bunch of details about their exclusive entertainment output.

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