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Apple Said to Charge $9.99 USD for Video Service Staff are Calling ‘Netflix Killer’: WSJ

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The Wall Street Journal has shared some tidbits on Apple’s rumoured video and news subscription services set to be announced at Monday’s special event.

Specifically, unnamed sources familiar with the matter claim Apple plans to charge $9.99 USD per month each for their video service and news service:

On Monday, the tech giant plans to unveil the first footage from some of its new original TV shows, according to people familiar with the event. Apple has used a $1 billion budget to buy dozens of original TV shows in hopes it can land a breakout hit. It has cut deals with Hollywood stars including actor Reese Witherspoon and director J.J. Abrams, who have been invited to attend Monday’s event on Apple’s campus, according to those people.

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The original series will be delivered in a new TV app that staff have been calling a Netflix killer. It will make it easier for people to subscribe with a single click to channels such as Starz, Showtime and HBO, with which Apple has been negotiating to offer their shows to users for $9.99 a month each, people familiar with the talks said.

Sources also note Apple has been negotiating with companies to bring this new TV app to smart televisions, including Roku.



As for Apple News, premium news will be charged at $9.99 USD per month, according to unnamed sources.

Apple plans to target its 1.4 billion iOS and Mac devices worldwide with its streaming video service and news service, as the company aims to seek more services revenue, amid declining iPhone sales.

There’s no word specifically on whether Canadians will be included as part of the video service launch, but we do have Apple News so far here. Would you be willing to pay $9.99 USD per month for yet another video service?

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