Apple Unveils TV Streaming Service

Apple Unveils TV Streaming Service
TV+ subscribers will be able to watch new content created by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey.

(CCM) — Apple has taken the wraps off TV+, a new TV streaming platform which will compete head to head with the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

TV+ will offer shows from existing television services such as Hulu and HBO, as well as content created especially for the platform by big and little screen stars including Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Jennifer Aniston, according to a BBC report. However content from Netflix will not be available on the service.

A new Apple TV+ app will launch in the autumn, and a smart TV app will also be available on devices made by Samsung, LG, Sony, and Vizio, as well as apps for Amazon's Firestick and the Roku streaming player.

Apple has not yet announced what the subscription fee for the new service will be.

The company has also announced a subscription news service for iOS devices called Apple News+, which enables subscribers to read over 300 magazine titles including Marie Claire, Vogue, New Yorker, Esquire, National Geographic, and Rolling Stone, according to the BBC. Newspapers including the LA Times and the Wall Street Journal will also be included in the montly subscription fee of $9.99.

Apple News+ is available now in the U.S.A. and Canada, and it will be launched in Europe later this year.

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