Apple launched its own video subscription service in November. It is one of the ad-free video-on-demand subscription services. The subscription fee for this service is $4.99 per month (Rs 99 per month in India). Now, to attract more and more customers, Apple is planning to combine all of its streaming services- Apple TV+, Apple News+ and Apple music.
According to the sources, the company is planning to launch the combined service in 2020. This will not include Apple Arcade- The gaming service from Apple. The word is that the subscription of this new service would be around $20 (Rs 1,437 approx). Users have to pay $25 dollars(Rs 1800 per month) so now this combined price will definitely attract new users because it is affordable. It is hassle-free also, which means users will not have to recharge to three different services.
Apple’s rival in this category- Amazon is already serving a similar service. Amazon has combined Prime Videos, Prime Music, Prime Reading, and express delivery. According to a report, Apple was planning to do the same with its Apple TV+ and Apple Music services back in October. Along with This Apple was trying to make deals with the record labels, so that it can increase its music library.
There is no official statement from Apple about this news and the executives close to the matter have also maintained that the company’s plans could change given the complex nature of deals it has with publishers and record labels.