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AppleTV 4K and Apple Video Services.

New Basic Tier Subscription due Q42020

BS
BiggieSMLZ Granada North West Today
rdd posted:
Reports today that a new entry level subscription is incoming with the next slew of product releases, in October, combining AppleTV+ and Apple Music, enhancements including gaming, news and fitness to be add ons to this new basic tier.


Another report running round, and this would obviously apply only in the US, is that Apple TV+ may be bundled with Showtime and CBS AllAccess (which itself is being touted for a rebrand under the Paramount name). Either way it seems Apple are recognising that the service isn’t attractive enough on its own. I’ve a free trial and have only watched two shows, the Morning Show (which is quite good imho) and Mythic Quest (which suffers from being somehow missmarketed as a fantasy medieval series when it’s actually a relatively standard work com based in a gaming company).


Wait a minute, have Apple and ViacomCBS formed some kind of "streaming bundle" alliance? Shocked I wonder how that one would play out.
Ahh, the joys of TV.
RD
rdd Founding member
Not announced yet. This report appears to be the original source of the talk:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-13/apple-is-to-launch-first-discounted-video-content-bundle-for-tv
RD
rdd Founding member
And here is the announcement:

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/08/apple-tv-plus-subscribers-get-cbs-all-access-and-showtime-bundle-at-a-great-value/
AN
another_beauty
I hope they do something similar over here, with who that would be i'm not sure.

We are still waiting for the Apple Card so I don't hold out much hope!
NW
nwtv2003 Granada North West Today
I’m looking to get an Apple TV 4K box through EE (Sky contract is at an end and they’re not offering a good deal... yet) and I’m impressed with the box having checked reviews online, however can anyone who has the box confirm whether the Now TV app ever got upgraded from its original form?
steve
steviegTVreturns
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Sadly not yet, but an update is being tested, but as to deployment, that’s a complete unknown.

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DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Interesting EM survey from Apple tonight focussing on the ATV4K clearly skewed to content. I might have got this wrong but I infer from the line of questioning that they're looking at content and extending options. Maybe looking to offer mainstream broadcasters the option of directly streaming via the AppleTV app rather than via their own. It'd be an interesting way of adding content the costs of which would be minimal to Apple considering their cash pile.

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