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What you need to know about Apple’s new streaming service

What you need to know about Apple’s new streaming service

The Apple News app will still show the Top Stories, Trending Stories, and For You tabs. According to Apple, they don't know what you read and they also don't let advertisers track you.

Issued by Mastercard Inc through Goldman Sachs, there will also be a physical card that earns 1 percent cash back on all purchases.

Earlier this morning Apple revealed not just a TV streaming service, but a gaming one as well. All of that authorization information is stored directly in the Apple Wallet app.

As speculated, Apple has announced Apple News Plus, a news subscription service that brings content from more than 300 popular magazines including The New Yorker, Esquire, National Geographic, Vogue, The Wall Street Journal and The Atlantic.

How much this will all end up costing remains to be seen.

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New games will be introduced on a monthly basis and family sharing will be available at no additional charge. This one, though, has been rumored for many months now - and it's finally been unveiled. For Apple products, it's three per cent.

Phil Schiller, Apple's Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing, discussed the subscription-based service on Apple Newsroom. As for specific games, Overland, Beyond A Steel Sky, Where Cards Fall, and Sonic Racing were announced.

Apple on Monday threw its own hat into the games-streaming ring. It's coming this fall, and will include shows created by the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Octavia Spencer, J.J. Abrams, Jason Momoa, M. Night Shyamalan, Jon M. Chu and other big Hollywood names. New Apple originals will launch each month and will be available ad-free.

Apple TV+ will be available on all Apple devices, which will also include Mac, and go outside the walled garden to smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony and Vizio, as well as to Roku and Amazon Fire TV.

The move comes as Apple shifts to emphasize digital content and other services to offset a pullback in the once-sizzling smartphone market, and with many news organizations struggling to monetize their online services.