Apple has confirmed that it is launching its TV subscription offering in the United States within the first six months of 2019.
By the end of next year, the streaming TV service is foreseen to have reached more than 100 territories.
The nascent TV service of Apple is anticipated to be free for iOS device owners. They can access the original Apple content without shelling out additional fees.
In addition, the streaming TV service will exist as the home interface of Apple’s TV line. It is reported to be like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
Apple’s streaming TV service will comprise a mesh of original content, availability of third-party services, and the capability to directly subscribe to TV channel packages offered by cable firms and networks.
These features make it a mirror reflection of the channels feature of Amazon. Apple’s TV subscription offering may run within an existing TV application or as an independent application.
Apple has been attempting to engage in the highly profitable streaming bandwagon, the same way that it did with the smartphone and digital media applications.
However, because of the stringent control of bundling and costing of media conglomerates as well as the complicated licensing deals, the iPhone X manufacturer has not been victorious than its rivals like Netflix and Amazon.
These two major streaming service providers have established fortified ecosystems, amalgamating original programming and licensed content.
The technology giant has started to discuss with programmers about its budget plans for its films and TV shows.
The content is predicted to differ from territory to territory due to the complex licensing terrain. For example, HBO licenses its content to third-party services such as the UK’s Sky plc.
Apple has inked a multi-year agreement with talk show luminary, Oprah Winfrey, to create new shows. The creators of Sesame Street have also been commissioned to make programs for children.
Hollywood A-list director Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories” is also expected to have a reboot in the streaming TV service.
Apple device owners can expect to see the screen adaptation of “Foundation,” the classic science fiction book series written by popular science author, Isaac Asimov.
Recently, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has been reported to express his disdain for R-rated programs with explicit scenes of violence, sex, and drug use.
Hence, streaming enthusiasts can look forward to family-friendly programming with Apple’s soon-to-be-launched streaming TV service.