Published: Thu, March 14, 2019

Apple expected to announce new streaming TV service at March 25 event

Apple expected to announce new streaming TV service at March 25 event

Apple is also expected to share more information about a possible "Netflix for news" service that would allow people to pay a monthly fee to consume news from participating outlets, without having to buy one subscription per outlet, according to the Wall Street Journal. Apple often launches products and services in the weeks following an event.

The US technology firm has just sent out invitations to the world's media and Monday, March 25 is the date that Apple fans need to put in their diaries.

While we don't know precisely how Apple's streaming service will look until that March 25th showcase, it's very likely to get its hooks into almost all of the company's media-consuming hardware, from iPhone to Apple TV.

The TV service is expected to launch globally, an ambitious move to rival services from Netflix Inc and Inc.'s Prime Video.

Apple will also reportedly launch a new 9.7-inch iPad that will keep a similarly low price as the current 9.7-inch model, as well an updated version of its AirPods headphones, which are overdue for an update that includes better sound, wireless charging and some additional health tracking features. Its Apple-produced content will be free to Apple device owners, while the subscription "channels" (such as HBO in the US) that sit next to it in Apple's TV app will allow users to subscribe to them.

We'll know exactly what Apple is going to announce once it actually announces it all, so we'll be glued to the live stream on March 25th.

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