Where is Apple TV’s Streaming Service?
Here in the Streaming TV community, we have been anxiously awaiting the day that Apple throws it’s weight around and rolls out a streaming service.
Yes, we’re huge Sling TV fans, but Apple is Apple. They change industries. They change the world. Yet they haven’t been able to cobble together a streaming package to offer to the millions of consumers in their ecosystem.
The rumor mill has been churning overtime for the last several months regarding Apple’s entry into the streaming TV market. The fourth generation Apple TV was recently released, and all signs point to a streaming service being debuted by Apple in early 2016.
It will be very interesting to see how Apple positions their streaming service. Originally, Apple was rumored to be trying to provide a full-service replacement to traditional cable TV. After numerous years of negotiating with cable and content providers, it sounds like this isn’t coming to fruition. However, there are still a handful of questions that remain unanswered:
- Do they follow a similar path as Sling TV and attempt to grab a few anchor content providers (ESPN, CNN, Disney)?
- Do they go with more of an a la carte format that will allow you to chose between different packages (sports, news, entertainment)?
- What price point do they come in at? Latest rumors are that the monthly subscription fee will be higher than Sling TV’s $20 per month but still priced at a very attractive discount from a traditional cable TV package.
- Finally, would they offer access to the subscription service without directly using an Apple device? Providers such as Sling TV, currently allow you to access their content from several different devices (tablet, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, etc…)
We think that all of these questions will be answered sometime in early 2016 as Apple gets ready to launch their first pay for TV subscription service.
Stayed tuned to FreeTVReview.com for updates!
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