Bloomberg: Apple Considering Bundling Apple Music, TV+, and News+ as Early as 2020

Apple is considering bundling its subscription services as early as 2020, including Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple News+, according to Bloomberg.


The report indicates that Apple has included a provision in its contract with Apple News+ publishers that permits Apple to bundle News+ with its other services if it desires. The monthly price of the bundle would presumably be lower than the cost of paying for each service separately in a bid to attract more subscribers.

Apple Music and Apple News+ each cost $9.99 per month in the United States, while Apple TV+ is $4.99 per month.

Apple is already experimenting with at least one services bundle. Last month, the company began offering free access to Apple TV+ to students who subscribe to Apple Music. The offer is available for a limited time only.

The report goes on to cite "some media executives" who said the amount of money they have received from Apple News+ so far has been less than expected. On the other hand, some executives are pleased with the service so far, including Los Angeles Times executive editor Norm Pearlstine.

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7 months ago
Give me Arcade and/or iCloud storage instead of News+ and I’m interested.
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7 months ago
Disappointing that they’re pushing a news service nobody cares about. I’d be all over an Arcade, TV, and Music bundle.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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7 months ago


Disappointing that they’re pushing a news service nobody cares about. I’d be all over an Arcade, TV, and Music bundle.

I love the News service. I'd rather read thoughtful articles instead of tweets, instagram or facebook posts, or read the latest up-to-the-minute crap on the news sites.

Why do people think if they don't care about something, 'nobody' does?

I'd love if Apple put the services together. Right now, Apple TV, even though price-wise it has a low cost, it's not worth it as there isn't enough content. Bundle it. And maybe someday down the road when there is more content, you can separate it.
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7 months ago
I love Apple products. Not a fan of any of these services.

News, arcade and pointless TV shows I guess are not my cup of tea.

I get more value out of Youtube.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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7 months ago
It would be cool to pick which the services you want in the bundle.
Want it all? Sure
Music and TV only, OK.

Prices would vary of course.

Currently paying for Family Music, and personal 50gb iCloud.
I'd go for Family Music, Arcade, TV and 200gb iCloud for a decent price.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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7 months ago
And call it... iTunes+?
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