Netflix Testing Low-Cost Mobile Only Subscription Options

Apple Special Event

The dark-horse prediction for the event is a potential announcement or a teaser of Apple's plans to launch a gaming subscription service.

Apple's video streaming service, which will be an upgraded version of its TV app, will offer original shows as well.

Any such service could also include content created and produced by the firm itself, similar to the in-house studios that both Netflix and Amazon have in place.

A subscription news service is among those suggested to be in the pipeline, in which users would pay Apple to access stories via the app from pay-walled sites.

The launch of new streaming services is a given, though hardware likely isn't on the agenda after Apple launched new iPads and iMacs during the week. Apple's App Store, where the service is likely to be distributed, is now available in more than 100 countries. Original video content has not necessarily been Apple's strong suit over the years, but with big tech competitors like Amazon making moves in the space, Apple is expected to follow suit. It dominates the market for many years.

The news subscription service has been rumored since Apple acquired the news aggregator startup Texture previous year.

New Zealand shooter is ‘lucid’ and understands charges, lawyer says
At the Linwood mosque, Abdul Aziz said he had run towards the gunman outside the mosque, throwing a credit card machine at him. Ardern's cabinet will meet on Monday for the first time since the attacks , with a tightening of gun laws on the agenda.

Expected to launch later this year, BritBox is a joint venture between the BBC and ITV into the TV streaming market. "We will be testing different options in select countries, where members can, for example, watch Netflix on their mobile device for a lower price and subscribe in shorter increments of time". It now offers Apple Music, and if the reports are correct, it will soon offer a news reading service and television platform as well. But ultimately, the TV app is just an intermediary that sends users away to the real service provider's app when the users want to actually stream the video.

Fans of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia will be pleased as creator Rob McElhenney and co-star Charlie Day are said to be producing a comedy series about a video game company for the Apple platform. This service won't take on new cloud-based streaming offerings like Google Stadia. The revamped App Store will show a bundle of games at a monthly subscription plan.

Apple is also rumoured to showcase on a "Netflix for Games".

Netflix has started testing out a new streaming plan in India to lure more people into using the service in the country.

Meanwhile, equally as revealing from the newspaper's reporting of details about tomorrow's event is a related anecdote about how Apple CEO Tim Cook has begun meeting regularly with Apple's services division.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mueller report brings moment of reckoning to USA politics
Mar 25, 2019 - 00:30
The White House has not received or been briefed on the report, spokesman Hogan Gidley said on Sunday morning. He said that therefore, Congress will "look at a broader picture", when investigating President Donald Trump.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty to mailing explosive devices to politicians, media figures
Mar 24, 2019 - 00:46
When Rakoff asked Sayoc whether he intended the devices to explode, or to kill or injure people, Sayoc said he did not. Last week, though, court documents indicated that he planned to change his plea. "I'm truly sorry", he said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New Zealanders gather for public prayers 1 week after mosque shootings
Mar 24, 2019 - 00:38
He provided the required references and was interviewed the following month in person in his home, which was also inspected. Many people responded to the tweet , with one person saying: "Our PM reflects the hearts of the New Zealand people".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump says the USA should recognize Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights
Mar 22, 2019 - 01:23
The White House announced Wednesday that Netanyahu would be welcomed in Washington over two days next week. Netanyahu's spokesman tweeted out this picture of a phone call with President Trump.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top System Shock 3 teaser unveiled at Unity's GDC keynote
Mar 22, 2019 - 01:15
Well, that all changed today as a teaser trailer for System Shock 3 was released during Unity (game engine) GDC 2019 Keynote. This remake looks incredibly faithful to the original game and that has me very excited.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Get ready for the 'super worm equinox moon'
Mar 21, 2019 - 00:26
Google introduced this year's seasonal series protagonist, Quinn, with the spring equinox doodle . On the equinox, which happens twice a year, both hemispheres receive the same amount of daylight.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Patriots owner Robert Kraft offered plea deal in prostitution case
Mar 20, 2019 - 00:26
It's unclear if the plea deal will be accepted by Kraft or any of the other 24 men who were arrested, the Palm Beach Post noted . In the wake of the bust hitting the news, a spokesperson "categorically denied" any wrongdoing on the part of Kraft.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Angels' Mike Trout finalizing record-breaking $430M US extension
Mar 20, 2019 - 00:25
When told that fact, Chicago Cubs first baseman Kris Bryant told reporters that 'Mike Trout can buy that team now - twice'. Trout has already earned two MVP awards, a Rookie of the Year award, six Silver Sluggers, and seven All-Star selections.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Israeli rabbi, injured in Palestinian attack, dies
Mar 20, 2019 - 00:23
People attend the funeral of 47-year-old Rabbi Achiad Ettinger in the settlement of Eli in West Bank, on March 18, 2019. Since 2015, Palestinians have killed over 50 Israelis in stabbings, shootings and car-ramming attacks in the West Bank.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Anil Ambani thanks Mukesh, Nita for timely support in clearing RCom dues
Mar 19, 2019 - 00:46
The dispute with Ericsson started when the Swedish firm sought to recoup 16 billion rupees from Reliance Communications. The Supreme Court had last month held Ambani in contempt for not paying Ericsson's dues despite promising to do so.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ethiopian plane flight recorder reveals what happened before tragic crash
Mar 19, 2019 - 00:43
The planes in both crashes flew with erratic altitude changes that could indicate the pilots struggled to control the aircraft. In November, Boeing issued a bulletin on how to reset the stabilizer if it started to push the plane's nose down.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Liverpool's Klopp: No concern over players' nerves after Fulham win
Mar 18, 2019 - 10:47
Obviously beating Burnley at home was hard , as they are in a similar position to what Fulham are in, and we fell behind there. Liverpool were caught out and without Salah's help, Fulham's chances of equalising would have been greatly higher.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hurricane kills 166 in southern Africa as heavy rains persist
Mar 18, 2019 - 10:45
It's also cut electricity exports from a hydropower dam to South Africa , worsening a shortage there . The storm has already affected 1.5 million people, according to the United Nations .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple hits back at Spotify over European Commission complaint
Mar 18, 2019 - 10:28
And we built a secure payment system - no small undertaking - which allows users to have faith in in-app transactions. When Spotify filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple this week, it fired a direct shot at the tech giant's strategy.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Philadelphia Eagles: Golden Tate to the Giants is a best-case scenerio
Mar 17, 2019 - 00:39
Tate told reporters after the season that if he didn't stay with Philadelphia, he hoped to latch on with a contender. Meanwhile, the Giants also added outside linebacker Markus Golden on a one-year deal, according to multiple reports.