Apple’s new video streaming service is here – sort of

Apple’s new video streaming service is here – sort of

Apple’s a lot anticipated video streaming service was unveiled Monday — nevertheless it received’t be out there to viewers till not less than September.

The iPhone maker revealed its new Apple TV Plus video streaming service at a star-studded occasion in Cupertino, Calif. that included Hollywood A-listers like Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston and Oprah.

However particulars of the product, which is anticipated to compete towards Amazon and Netflix, stay scarce, together with no launch date or worth.

The corporate introduced on a slew of celebs to speak about their reveals, which can embody a office comedy starring Steve Carell and Reese Witherspoon; an anthology sequence from “Silicon Valley’s” Kumail Nanjiani, and a new present for younger viewers from Sesame Workshop.

However the the movie star shows have been adopted solely by transient clips of the new reveals, together with an anticipated launch date that merely stated “Fall.” Apple didn’t give any indication of what the new service may cost.

Apple has additionally revamped its Apple TV app to middle it round its new video technique, the place prospects can buy subscription packages from content material suppliers like HBO and Showtime in a central market.

Different merchandise unveiled Monday embody a new bank card and a information subscription service.

The iPhone maker has given Apple Information a makeover, introducing a new, paid tier dubbed Apple Information+ that can enable prospects to pay a single month-to-month subscription price for entry to a quantity of magazines and newspapers, together with the Los Angeles Instances, Nationwide Geographic and Sports activities Illustrated.

The $9.99 plan options customized designs for every journal, with Apple saying that every title has been given the liberty to create a glance that matches greatest for them.

Apple Information+ can be utilized as a household plan at no further price, Apple stated, and every member of the family will obtain custom-made suggestions based mostly on their studying historical past.

Apple additionally unveiled its first bank card, the Apple Card. The bank card is designed for use by Apple Pay, with Apple software program serving to prospects observe their spending and fee habits.

The tech big’s card can be accepted by MasterCard’s international fee community, and is backed by Goldman Sachs. Apple Card homeowners will get three p.c again on purchases made immediately by Apple, 2 p.c on purchases made by Apple Pay, and 1 p.c on purchases made with its bodily, titanium bank card.

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