Apple has about 24 original shows in production and development. Last year, it was reported that the company was making a heavy push into original content creation with an initial budget of $1 billion. And after spending all that money, how much are they going to charge for users to watch it? The company is reportedly reworking its TV app for its products that will introduce new content, as well as a new digital TV service. The app will contain Apple's library of original content and the option to, as with Amazon Prime, subscribe to media services like HBO and Starz.
CNBC has the news about Apple original shows being offered for free to Apple users.More news: Harvey Weinstein Gets One Sexual Assault Charge Dismissed
Netflix, following a successful run with its DVD-by-mail business, pioneered original content creation by non-traditional studios and the on-demand concept.
If the content will only be accessible through the "TV" app on Apple devices, that would explain why the tech company isn't too keen to charge a separate fee for access to the content. There's also Disney's own streaming service coming next fall that will prove competitive, but Apple's move away from the kind of R-rated content that seems to flourish on Netflix is a curious decision. After all, customers will have to buy an Apple device in order to get access to these shows, and that's what's providing all the cash to pay for these shows anyway.More news: Don’t be too hard on him, Vladimir Putin tells Khabib’s father
- Owners of Apple devices, such as the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV will find the still-in-the-works service in the pre-installed "TV" application, said the people, who asked not to be named because the details of the project are private, reported CNBC. Think "Game of Thrones", but without the sex and violence.. Sure, the "TV" app has helped with that now, but it still need to be improved in order to be as helpful as users want it to be.
This revamped digital video service is said to debut early next year, in an update to the TV app.More news: Novak Djokovic cruises past Jeremy Chardy at Shanghai Masters
Apple was reportedly among the first to explore the possibility of revolutionizing how we watch television but as we all know, that never materialized.
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