Published: Wed, October 09, 2019

Apple plans to bundle Music and TV+

Apple plans to bundle Music and TV+

Apple Music is now available for $10 a month, and Apple TV Plus will launch on November 1 for $5 per month.

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.

A new report from Anna Nicolaou and Patrick McGee of the Financial Times says that Apple has entered into talks with the music industry to make a subscription bundle a reality, but record labels are concerned that they will lose revenue from the deal.

At present, Apple Music costs $9.99 per month in the U.S. ($4.99 for students and $14.99 for a Family Sharing subscription, offering access to up to six users of the same family), whilst Apple TV+ is expected to be priced at $4.99 per month with a year's free subscription for those who purchase an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod Touch or Mac after September 10. This huge bundle, which will include all songs from Apple's music streaming service as well as the shows included in Apple TV+, is said to have a low price. A year ago, the company only offered Apple Music but now, it has Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, and Apple News.

The iPhone maker has recently approached the big music companies about bundling together Apple Music and Apple's upcoming television service, but the two sides have not yet discussed a pricing formula, said people familiar with the negotiations.

Now, Apple isn't required to pressure these record labels to lower the price of each song for the rumored super bundle.

When it comes to music, however, Apple is at the mercy of the record labels and whatever licensing agreements it can work out. Should Apple decide to create tier bundles, the prices will vary depending on the services included.

Are you excited for an Apple bundle?

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.

A logo for Apple Music is pictured.

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