In what would be a bit of an obvious move (as in it makes perfect sense), Apple is rumored to start selling subscriptions to third-party streaming video services from within its own TV app, according to a report from Bloomberg.
So instead of signing up for, say, HBO and MLB TV and ESPN+ separately, and then logging in through an Apple TV or iPad or iPhone, you'd just be able to do it in one fell swoop, paying everything through Apple. Same basic end result, it's just easier. Amazon basically has this with Amazon Prime Video Channels. You sign up for any of a (ridiculously large) number of "channels" and pay through your usual Amazon mechanism. The channels — which range from HBO to Russian TV — are then viewable through Amazon Fire TV.
The triple-bylined report, citing anonymous sources, says Apple could launch this within the next year.
As it stands today, Apple's TV app aggregates shows from certain services. But it doesn't pull in everything. Netflix has been the biggest holdout, not wanting to give Apple the knowledge of what folks are watching on Netflix. (Irony, thy name is ...)
Apple currently doesn't have any live streaming video services.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
There's a new official trailer for Apple TV+'s 'Visible: Out on Television'
Apple has shared an official trailer for "Visible: Out on Television" on YouTube.
Apple signs multi-year Apple TV+ deal with Seinfeld's Julia Louis-Dreyfous
Apple has signed a multi-year deal with Julia Louise-Dreyfus, formerly of Saturday Night Live and Seinfeld.
The first three episodes of 'Truth Be Told' are now live on Apple TV+
A month after Apple TV+ went live, "Truth Be Told" is now available to stream. The first three episodes are online now, with a new episode arriving every week.
Streaming videos that help keep MLK's dream alive
Today — Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 — is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a holiday that commemorates the birthday of the famous Civil Rights Leader. While many of us enjoy having the day off, this can also be one of those holidays where the focus can be on learning about the person being honored, and their life's work. This is especially important for kids. There are a lot of ways that people...