Thursday, 17 October, 2019

For a Flat Monthly Rate? Tech Giant Considers Super-Bundle

Labels 'nervous' about Apple Music & TV+ subscription bundle plan - report Apple is reportedly considering bundling Apple TV+ and Apple Music
Lora Ball | 09 October, 2019, 14:03

The concern appears to be that Apple might undercut the current price it charges for Apple Music by bundling it in with other services.

Apparently the feeling isn't shared across the board, with the sources speaking with the FT claiming some major players in the industry are open to the idea.

According to a report by the Financial Times, the iPhone maker is considering bundling Apple TV+ and Apple Music under a single package.

The FT has also suggested that Apple and the music executives have still yet to decide a pricing formula, with Apple not yet set on an appropriate amount for its all-in-one bundle.

Unlike Netflix, Apple owns all of the rights to everything that will be shown on Apple TV+ when it launches next month, and therefore doesn't need to negotiate with anybody for video content - something that makes us wonder if this was another factor behind Apple's choice to rely exclusively on its own original content for its new movie and television streaming service.

Toni Sacconaghi, an analyst at Bernstein, said it was a "genius" move for Apple to give away 12 months of Apple TV+ for free to new buyers of iPhones, iPads and Macs.

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What Apple seems to be working on with this new proposed bundle offers some interesting possibilities, such as an opportunity to include the company's subscription news service Apple News+.

We don't know whether this bundle would include other services like News+, Arcade, AppleCare+, or iCloud storage.

The music industry has benefitted from the advent of streaming music service, but licensing negotiations remain a point of tension between streaming platforms and record labels.

Apple is planning to bundle together its subscription services - Apple Music, Apple Arcade, Apple News+ and Apple TV+ - to create a more compelling offering, according to reports.

However, there is a catch - a catch 22 - if you drop the Apple subscription, you lose every piece of music you have acquired.

A logo for Apple Music is pictured.

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