Netflix Tests Cheaper Mobile-Only Subscription Plans In India

Oscar PerryMar 25, 2019

Its newly released data shows that subscriptions to online video services hit 613m past year, an increase of 27% on 2017. "Not everyone will see these options and we may never roll out these specific plans beyond the tests".

The tech giant recently sent out invitations for the March 25 keynote with the suggestive title "It's show time", which further fueled rumors that the now unnamed streaming service will launch next Monday.

It nearly goes without saying that Apple's streaming service should have support for 4K playback, in line with other streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

Amazon Prime Video, along with a slew of home-grown OTT players like Hotstar, ALTBalaji, ZEE5, Voot, etc, are now enjoying a king's share in India's video-streaming market, but the tables could turn soon.

Will Apple's streaming service suffer without content from the likes of HBO and Netflix?

After what seems like an interminable wait, Apple is ready to take the covers off its video streaming service next week. The company spends billions of dollars each year to license some of the best third-party content around.

The event will be taking place in the United States, and Apple's Indian fans can watch the event's proceedings live at 10:30 pm (local time) on Monday.

A New York Times report said the Wall Street Journal would be part of the Apple service likely to cost $10 a month, but that many other news organisations including the prestigious New York daily and the Washington Post were balking due to Apple's demand for a 50 per cent slice of revenue.

Google's plans for the future of gaming sound wildly ambitious
But, at present, we know that Stadia will support Assassin's Creed Odyssey , Doom Eternal , NBA 2K and precious little else. It will be streamed on YouTube, and you can even watch it live by heading back to this page later this afternoon.

After sorting through the rumors and speculation, from original content to what it will cost, this is everything we expect Apple to announce at their big event.

Apple is expected to launch a new entertainment and paid digital news service next week but it looks like its number one fanboy will not be involved.

Apple has been so secretive about its bundling plans that numerous main participants in its "channels" product don't know how it plans to package the services and what it plans to charge, according to people familiar.

The venue itself indicates the importance of the event to Apple.

Apple is investing in original content, at least some of which will be available for free to Apple device users within the TV application.

It would be impressive if Apple just offered all its services in one, like $20 (or £15 / AU$25) for everything including Apple Music, newspapers and magazines.

Another company that will launch a streaming service this year is WarnerMedia. For all those who don't usually follow Apple's announcement events, the Cupertino company usually hosts around 4 events each year. However, Apple is definite about providing its customer with the latest and live news.

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