Published: Wed, August 21, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Streaming Service Might Launch in November, Here’s How Much It’ll Cost

Streaming Service Might Launch in November, Here’s How Much It’ll Cost

In March, Apple announced its grand plans to launch a streaming service called Apple TV+, without giving out many details. With both companies taking very different paths to get there.

That's far less than what Netflix is expected to spend this year.

The streaming service will provide new competition for Netflix, Amazon and the forthcoming Disney+ and HBO Max services, all of which are aimed at cord cutters, many of whom consume content on mobile phones. You get a 3% Daily Cash on all purchases on Apple services, and 2% every time you use the Apple Card with Apple Pay.

Such a launch date will see Apple going head-to-head with Disney+, will the entertainment behemoth has confirmed will launch in the USA on 12 November.

Apple is allegedly throwing everything into the service to rival its competitors, however, with the Financial Times reporting that its spending on original programming has ballooned from early rumours of $1bn to a whopping $6bn.

Starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell in lead roles, the trailer for Apple TV's upcoming series The Morning Show is out.

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The accounts are said to be provided by Rakuten Trust Co., Ltd., which will then move to savings accounts on Rakuten Bank, Ltd. The Rakuten Wallet will provide trading services for three cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash .

Alongside Apple Card's wide release, Apple is announcing that its Daily Cash program is getting better thanks to a new partner that supports the highest 3% Daily Cash rate which was previously exclusive to Apple purchases.

The company is also still weighing its options about how to release the content. Will consumers likewise frown on that release schedule when they're used to an all-at-once-release pattern from Netflix? It was once thought that Netflix would always have a backstop, in that it could be bought out by one of the studios or even Apple or Disney.

Apple has officially launched its credit card, with all USA customers now able to apply for it through the Wallet app on their iPhones.

The most obvious security measure is the hidden credit card number. The Disney+ library will include 18 of Pixar's 21 films, most of Marvel's film library, 30 seasons of The Simpsons, Disney's back catalog of movies and much more. Sure, they have the director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the star of Friends, but is that enough to lure that fanbase?

About the bundle we mentioned above, that's another strong point.

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