Apple is all set to launch its own video streaming service by mid-April itself, something that is hardly surprising considering that this was being widely speculated for some time already.
In fact, plans towards the same are already in advanced stages with several exclusive shows being in the works. Those have already entered the casting phase and filming too is slated to begin sometime soon as well. From what is known at the moment, there is going to be shown to suit almost all tastes, which ranges from science fiction and children’s shows to family dramas and all.
Apart from the exclusive TV shows, several movies too are in the pipeline and are in third-party advanced stages of being finalized. TV producers of the likes of Jason Katims and Justin Lin have also been roped in to give shape to Apple’s ambitions in this space.
Of course, all the details aren’t available at the moment though what is being speculated is that some of the content will be free while some will be available via a paid subscription plan. Apart from its own content, Apple will be beaming shows from other media firms like HBO or STARZ as well. Towards that, the company has already been letting the media firms to be prepared for a launch of the upgraded Apple TV by mid-April itself.
Also, as per information currently available, Apple will be allowing consumers to sign up for content from other companies like HBO from right within the Apple TV app itself, thereby saving the users from having to switch to the HBO app for the same. However, for viewing the content, users will likely be transferred to the third part app for viewing of the actual content. Then again, that might change later on so that users will benefit from in-app streaming as well sometime later, possibly within 2019 itself.
Meanwhile, the upgraded Apple TV service is slated to launch in only the US first though Apple has ambitious plans to make it available to more than 100 countries within 2019.