Apple has various subscription services under its belt at the moment. However, all these subscriptions are sold separately, which when added together can be rather pricey, but it seems that Apple is hoping to take out some of that bite with a subscription bundle that could combine various services together at a cheaper rate.
Apple TV+ has a long way to go before it can challenge the likes of Netflix or Hulu, but it seems that Apple has scored a pretty good deal with American Airlines. It seems that the next time you fly American Airlines, there is a chance that you will be able to stream Apple TV+ on your mobile device.
Last year during WWDC 2019, Apple announced that for macOS, they would be doing away with iTunes. Instead, the company opted to split up various aspects of iTunes into its own dedicated apps, like a standalone app for Apple Music and so on. However, back then Apple suggested that Windows users might have to wait.
AirPlay is basically Apple’s answer to Bluetooth, where users can stream content from one device to another, assuming they support the AirPlay standard. For example, through AirPlay, users will be able to stream movies, videos, or music from their iPhone or iPad or Mac computer to another device, like speakers, the Apple TV, and so on.
According to reports from last year, it was rumored that Apple could be working to bundle its services together and sell them in a single subscription package. This would include the likes of Apple TV+, Apple News+, and Apple Music, all of which would be bundled together and sold as a single subscription.
Apple is kind of late to the streaming game with its Apple TV+ service, but given the company’s considerable wealth, they have certainly spent a lot trying to attract a lot of talent to help them create original new shows for its service. However, it seems that it might not be enough where according to Bloomberg, Apple might start populating its TV+ service with older shows.
Back in 2017, Apple finally gave the Apple TV a much-needed update where they finally introduced support for 4K. The update was praised by many, but it seems that Apple hasn’t updated the device since, but that could change because a tweet by Jon Prosser has revealed that a new Apple TV is apparently ready to ship.
In the past, if you wanted to pair a gaming controller with your iPhone or iPad, you would usually need to look for an accessory labelled as MFi, meaning that it has been certified by Apple as being compatible with their iOS devices. However, with the release of iOS 13, Apple has finally allowed controllers like those made for the PS4 to pair with iOS devices.
Apple’s HomePod speakers were initially powered by its own software that is largely based on iOS. However, according to a report from 9to5Mac, they discovered that in the latest update to the smart speaker system, Apple has made some changes where the HomePod is now powered by tvOS, the same OS used to run Apple TV.
Streaming services like Netflix allow users to stream directly from the company’s catalogue of TV shows and movies. However, unlike Netflix, Apple has a slightly different approach where on the Apple TV, there is a feature known as Channels in which it allows users to subscribe to various streaming services directly within Apple TV.
Just last year, Apple launched their video streaming service Apple TV+. Prior to the launch, Apple had been busy going about buying up shows and courting A-list actors and celebrities to create shows for their platform. Now it looks like Apple could be looking to progress by buying up a movie studio.
Apple TV+ is fairly new to the scene having launched just last year, but according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, it seems to be doing pretty well because in terms of subscribers, Apple TV+ is reported to have more subscribers compared to the likes of Hulu, who has been around for a while, and the recently-launched Disney Plus.
For a while now, we have been hearing that Apple could be planning some kind of subscription bundle where it would consist of various Apple services all bundled into a single subscription, making it easier and potentially cheaper for customers to subscribe to multiple Apple services all at once.
If you’re a streamer or if you enjoy watching people stream games, you’ll be pleased to learn that Twitch’s availability just got a bit wider because following the announcement last month, it looks like Twitch’s app is now available for download for Apple TV users, where they’ll be able to enjoy Twitch’s streams on a larger screen in their living room.