Long-awaited video service expected from Apple to compete with Netflix

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Apple is hosting an event on Monday at the Steve Jobs Theater on its campus in Cupertino, California, where it is expected to launch a television and video service.

Apple's upcoming video service is expected to ultimately offer both the company's own original content as well as a collection of participating third-party premium channels.

In this latest episode, we talk about Dragon Ball Super maybe returning, we're breaking down Kofi's trip to the set of Godzilla: King of the Monsters and more! A report from Recode also suggested that Apple will offer its original content to users free of charge. That makes sense for its first effort: this is exactly what the company did when it introduced the Apple Music streaming service despite selling music via iTunes.

This time around, Apple announced new products including new iPad Mini and long-awaited AirPods 2 through press releases.

Spotify's chief executive accused the company of taking an "unfair" 30% cut when users purchased an upgrade on Spotify's plan through the App Store.

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Apple has been hinting at the unveiling of its new video strategy, but next week we will get a better look at it. It dominates the market for many years.

Walt Disney Co has announced its new streaming service Disney+ will launch this year, as will another from WarnerMedia, the newly acquired media-entertainment division of AT&T. In comparison, the mobile-only plan will also offer SD quality and one device limit but that device now has to be a mobile device.

As a result of those private meetings, Apple has also reportedly begun paying closer attention to apps that could potentially help as well as "threaten" the company. This service won't take on new cloud-based streaming offerings like Google Stadia.

According to a Bloomberg report, there could be a monthly games subscription as well, which will bundle paid games from different developers. Recently, the New York Times reported that the Wall Street Journal would be one of those publishers.

But the Silicon Valley company has a history of making quick progress when coming from behind: It launched its Apple Music streaming service years after rival Spotify Technology SA but has garnered 50 million listeners, almost half of Spotify's 96 million premium subscribers. But ultimately, the TV app is just an intermediary that sends users away to the real service provider's app when the users want to actually stream the video.

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