Ah, here we go: following the news that Apple is developing TV shows with several big stars, we’ve now heard that the iconic iPhone manufacturer is set to announce its own streaming service to house them all in the coming weeks. Here’s everything we know…
In recent months, we’ve been reporting on Apple’s big TV projects. They’ve cast such popular actors as Brie Larson, Chris Evans, Jason Momoa, Steve Carell, Jennifer Anniston and Reese Witherspoon in exciting new TV shows. We also heard, just yesterday, that Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi is making a Time Bandits series for Apple.
It hasn’t been clear where these shows would be available to watch, though, but now it seems like we have a clue in that regard. CNBC reports that Apple is planning to host an event at the Steve Jobs Theater in California on March 25th, which could provide some info on where these new shows will live.
According to CNBC, “Apple is expected to introduce a new streaming TV service that will, at least to start, offer iPhone and iPad owners access to free original shows that will be provided along with the option to sign up for other streaming services including Starz and Showtime”.
This streaming service, which won’t have connections to Netflix or Hulu, could apparently launch as soon as April or May.
Apparently, Apple could also announce “a revamped Apple News product that will include a bundle of subscriptions from major news outlets in a single monthly plan.”
We’ll be sure to keep you posted as we hear more about these projects, and how Apple is planning to wade into the crowded streaming service market.