Netflix and Amazon have long held the top spots for streaming TV and films. With new exclusive content not available anywhere else, such as The Marvellous Mrs Maisel, Outlander and Sneaky Pete from Amazon and from Netflix Stranger Things, Orange is the New Black and BoJack Horseman, they’ve set a high standard at a low monthly price.
Apple are said to be investing billions in a bid to rival Netflix and Amazon. Having already had success with Carpool Karaoke, Apple seem determined to break in to the streaming market. High-profile movie stars and directors are rumoured to be working with them to create their own TV series and movies. With the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Anniston, Reese Witherspoon, Jason Momoa and Richard Gere said to be involved in upcoming projects, the release date is eagerly awaited.
So far the indication is that the Apple streaming service will launch March 2019, though we will have to wait for confirmation for an exact date.
One huge rumoured advantage is that Apple are said to be in talks to release new movies just weeks after first appearing on the big screen. Meaning that miTunes customers worldwide will be able to access new movies quicker than ever before.
We may have come to expect that the service from Apple will be costly, however good news on that front as Apple are thought to be planning to undercut the competition. There’s even speculation that access to tv shows and films might be free via an Apple TV, iPhone and iPad via the TV app.
No word yet on which countries the service will launch in, but we will of course be helping our customers access it wherever they are!
It’s all just rumours at the moment so we’ll update this blog as soon as there are any definite details – check back soon!
This news comes at exciting times for Apple with their recent announcement that for the first time iTunes TV and movies will soon be available on Samsung and Sony TVs – read more about that here.
To see how you can create a new iTunes account for any country click here for our tutorial.