Mar 25 2019
But Apple is Apple, after all, and its deep pockets, massive base of iPhone users, and tech expertise could help it find a way to succeed in the streaming-video world.
Like Netflix, Amazon may also lose content from studio libraries in the coming years but it too has its original shows and movies including the Oscar-winning "Manchester by the Sea".
The move comes amid deepening woes for the news sector facing a hard transition to the digital world where few people want to pay for information and advertising is problematic.
It could be that the company will work with other companies, instead of competing against them.
While Apple's events usually follow the same agenda each year, there are a lot of announcements that create a roadmap of the year ahead.
Apple is the latest company to offer a direct-to-consumer streaming video, along with a news subscription service, by leveraging the power of its more than 1 billion devices. Netflix now competes with Amazon's Prime Video and Disney's Hotstar in the Indian video streaming segment.
Having seen a pullback in the once-sizzling smartphone market, Apple will seek to diversify by getting deeper into the television business, and with the likely launch of a subscription news service. In fact, an average Indian user is said to be using at least 35 apps on a monthly basis, and spending most on video-streaming, with Netflix being the most-downloaded paid app. The Apple video service will be tied to a TV app that is already pre-installed on Apple devices, putting the company's content at the fingertips of hundreds of millions of potential viewers.
It's show time: When, where to watch Apple's March event
At this moment in time, nobody knows a huge amount about Apple's streaming service - but what we do know is that Netflix doesn't want anything to do with it, with its Chief Executive, Reed Hastings confirming that it Netflix has "chosen not to integrate with [Apple's] service".
Apple could discuss the service as soon as Monday, or it may choose to detail the offering at its conference for developers later this year.
Apple has big ambitions for the service, and is hiring people with experience in promoting movies and TV shows for awards including the Emmys and Oscars. For a price expected to be around $10 per month, users will have access to content from a wide variety of newspapers, magazines, and news websites. The service will come as part of an upcoming iOS 12.2 software update, which will also include a redesigned icon and interface for the Apple News app.
In streaming, Apple is taking on not just Netflix and Amazon but some of the biggest names in the media-entertainment world.
Apple based the service on Texture, an app it acquired previous year. All that said, even if we do get a peek at this bundle on Monday the lion's share of attention is still no doubt going to fall on Apple's video plans.
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