Apple announced on Monday (25) Apple TV +, a new streaming service for series, films, documentaries and TV shows. Housed in a revamped version of the Apple TV app, the launch follows in the footsteps of the company’s successful platforms in the past, such as iTunes and Apple Music, and brings a selection of original content along the lines of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. The novelty will be available from September in the United States and in more than 100 other countries. The price of the monthly fee has not yet been released.
In addition to the online video solution, the company announced a revamped version of Apple News, which includes subscription to digital magazines; the Apple Card, a digital credit card that works on Apple Pay; and Apple Arcade, with a selection of more advanced games for a monthly fee. All services work on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV. Check out all the news from Apple.
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Apple TV + is the new streaming service with Apple’s own productions – Photo: Disclosure / Apple
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Names like Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carrel, JJ Abrams and Oprah Winfrey took the stage at the Steve Jobs Center in Cupertino, USA, to present projects that will be available on the service. With Apple production, the titles still have little information released – no trailers have been shown to the audience.
The service will be launched in an update to the Apple TV application, which has been revamped and aims to facilitate navigation by different content providers. In the same environment, the user can explore videos from HBO, Netflix, titles purchased from iTunes or original Apple TV + shows. In addition, users in the United States will be able to subscribe to a cable TV channel service integrated with Apple devices.
Apple TV + will work on new Apple TV app for apple devices – Photo: Disclosure / Apple
Little is known about the company’s streaming service. The price will be released only in the autumn of the northern hemisphere in 2019, when the first productions are expected to be launched and the platform will be released to users. For now, Apple has only guaranteed that the value of a subscription will be enough to share with several people in the same family, through the Family Sharing feature.
One of the novelties is Apple News +, a powered version of Apple News that includes more than 300 magazines, newspapers and digital publications in a single monthly subscription package. Including Times, National Geographic and Wall Street Journal, the service is available in the United States and Canada for $ 9.99 a month, free of charge in the first month.
In addition, it is possible to add dependents in Family Sharing at no additional cost. The service will debut in Australia and the United Kingdom in 2019. Apple News + is not yet available in Brazil.
Apple News + brings together more than 300 digital magazines and newspapers in a single subscription – Photo: Disclosure / Apple
The Apple Card is the new digital card from Apple. Created in partnership with Goldman Sachs bank and operated by Mastercard, it works mainly digitally within the Wallet application on the iPhone, and is accepted in all establishments that already accept Apple Pay as a payment method.
The app shows expense charts with automatic expense categorization based on information processed on the device itself, without sending data to the company’s servers. There is no annual fee or any other maintenance fee and customers receive a daily cash back of 2% on all purchases, or 3% on purchases of Apple products or services.
Apple Card is Apple’s digital card without fees – Photo: Disclosure / Apple
There is also an optional physical card made of titanium with a clean and simple design: just the Apple logo, name of the owner and chip. Card number and other payment data are recorded on the electronic component’s secure element. According to Apple, the Apple Card provides a different identification code in each transaction so as not to leak user information to third parties. The card is not expected to arrive in Brazil.
Apple Arcade is a game streaming service that will have, at launch, more than 100 new and exclusive games for subscribers. The promise is to offer titles with more advanced graphics than the existing ones for mobile devices, all without ads or additional purchases to end the game. Subscribers will be able to play online or download to play offline on their iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV. The novelty will be present in a new tab of the App Store application. The service will launch in September in more than 150 countries.
Apple Arcade offers more elaborate games in subscription package – Photo: Disclosure / Apple
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