Apple has revealed its own video streaming service–sort of. Essentially, it’s a new version of the existing Apple TV app that compiles existing streaming services into one place.
That means you can watch content from, for example, Amazon Prime Video, CBS All Access, and Hulu from one app. Notably, the service does not include anything from Netflix. In addition, the service will include original content from Apple’s own TV channels.
The service was revealed at Apple’s “show time” event in California, USA. The company stated the new Apple TV will come to Mac, Smart TVs, Amazon FireTV, and more after the service itself begins in May.
Additionally, Apple revealed Apple TV+, a premium version of Apple TV that also includes exclusive shows. Some of those shows already announced include a reboot of Amazing Stories from Steven Spielberg’s production company, as well as a new comedy from Jennifer Anniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carrell called The Morning Show.
Apple has been preparing for this moment for a while. Aside from its music streaming service, Apple Music, the company has also commissioned multiple original shows such as Planet of the Apps and See, as well as a standalone Carpool Karaoke series. For more, check out every Apple TV show and series announced so far.
Elsewhere at Apple’s latest event, the company revealed a new gaming subscription service named Apple Arcade, and confirmed it was releasing a new credit card named Apple Card.
More to follow.