Apple to make a low-cost streaming dongle, much like Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV
Apple is reportedly planning to launch an reasonably priced dongle much like Google’s Chromecast and Amazon’s Fire TV Stick, according to a report by The Information, citing folks aware of the event.
Apparently, Apple who is anticipated to launch its TV streaming service someday in 2019 will straight tackle the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime.
The service could be out there free of charge to Apple machine homeowners, which incorporates the Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad. Also, the dongle could be unique to Apple TV, iPhones and iPads solely.
With the Apple TV prices $149 for the non-4K mannequin and $179 for the 4K mannequin, it does make sense for the corporate to give you its personal low-priced dongle and get folks to subscribe to their streaming service to be able to enhance its client base.
Apple may both bundle the service as a standalone app or throughout the present TV app, suggests rumors. It is anticipated to incorporate a great mixture of authentic programming content material, third-party video companies in addition to the choice to subscribe to TV channel packages.
Apple has already spent greater than $1 billion to supply its authentic content material for the TV streaming service.
The streaming service will launch within the U.S. first and can later be made out there in additional than 100 international locations after a couple of months.
The new TV service is anticipated to launch someday in 2019 and can embrace a TV sequence by the La La Land director Damien Chazelle, a drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, a youngsters’s present, and a science fiction present by Ron Moore amongst others.
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