At a star-studded event in Cupertino, California, on Monday, the technology giant unveiled an original content service called Apple TV+, a revamped TV app, and an Apple TV channels service for tapping into outside providers including HBO, Showtime, and Starz.
Another perk of the subscription service is that players with multiple Apple devices can pick up where they left off immediately after shifting to a new platform. The company is emphasizing privacy and says it won't know what you bought or where.
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Then there was Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carrell, talking up their new "high-velocity thrill-ride", The Morning Show, set in the high-pressure and personal politics-driven world of breakfast talk shows. The show will address our "complicated cultural moment".
The event also touted a new children's series, a performance by Sara Bareilles, who is producing a show with JJ Abrams, and another sci-fi series starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard. It's a futuristic world devastated by war, and centuries later, the human race has existed for so long afterward without sight that it's disputed whether or not it ever existed. That means you can't find any of there games on any other mobile platform.
Apple is putting a lot of weight behind the idea that it's helping people tell unbelievable stories, and it's doing so with original programming from a wealth of creators. The majority of the writers and directors are either immigrants or the children of immigrants.
Aniston and Witherspoon introduced their new drama called The Morning Show. There's music and dancing, too. The main character is a flawed musician living in NY, learning to find herself and her voice alongside bandmates. She gave us a taste by performing the theme song. The first two will look at sexual harassment in the workplace and mental health. Apple also can't see what you've spent your money on, with all processing taking place on your device and not on Apple's servers. They will be able to play both offline and online, with their data and progress available to access on every device. More information is available at this link. There are several things the rumor mill has predicted for this even, but it all boils down to Apple's upcoming video-streaming service.
Apple has revealed Apple TV Channels, a feature that lets users manage all of their entertainment content from within the TV app.
The event is already underway and this is how you can tune in. Apple's Services business grew 24 percent in its 2018 fiscal year, to more than $37 billion.
Apple event's live stream "It's Show Time" can be watched on the company's dedicated events page. Beginning in May, customers can subscribe to Apple TV channels separately on the Apple TV app with no additional apps, accounts, or passwords required.
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