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Apple could steal Netflix’s streaming crown, but it is only for a year

(Reuters) – Apple Inc’s (AAPL.D) move to offer a free TV subscription for a year, with each new unit, the kroon, for the iPhone maker, as the biggest streaming service by the user, in numbers, leapfrog, Netflix, Inc (NFLX.D).

The Apple logo will be displayed at an event at its headquarters in Cupertino, California September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

But that doesn’t mean that Apple is going to hold on to the lead.

Under the company’s plans, announced on Tuesday, each and every owner of an iPhone, Macbook, iPad, or iPod Touch to the Apple TV, the streaming service is free of charge and you will be charged a $5 fee per month only if you decide to stay on after the year is over.

Given Wall Street’s expecting Apple to sell at least 130 million worth of iPhones out of China over the next 12 months, and that last year it sold more than 60 million Macbooks and iPads, which will allow the TV to easily on top of Netflix’s nearly 160 million people. a little bit.m/2lL8G1X

After that, however, all bets are off, Apple is faced with the need to have fresh shows to get subscribers to pay, which drove Netflix to the sinking, as reported here, a $12 billion program last year.

The company has spent months building a roster of Hollywood talent and schedule of the shows, with analysts saying that the $2 billion that Apple is planning to do this year, it is a long way from a guarantee from the first, it would need to pull in the viewers, regardless of whether the less expensive $5 per month, the price for the TV.

“We believe that Netflix’s 10-year projection, the scale, and the breath of the content, as well as the involvement of the customer is not likely to be adversely affected by, have an Apple TV and a subscription with a rather low content of shale and not a library of content,” the Credit Suisse analysts said.

Hustle and BUSTLE

The video-streaming market is on the verge of becoming a very crowded space with a new service from Apple, and Walt Disney (DIS.(N) is set to compete with Hulu, Amazon.com Inc. ‘ s (AMZN.(O) Prime Video, and HBO / Max.

Analysts say that the change in the nature of a company and the relatively limited number of services, and the nature of them is a Prime example, along with Amazon’s free delivery service meant that users rarely needed to to to to choose.

Whereas Netflix is in the past, which took the content from a wide variety of studios and networks, now that many of them will have their own streaming services, and love franchises such as the Marvel cinematic universe, to make himself out to be.

The launch is on Nov. A 1-in-100-countries, the Apple TV and promises to launch a new show every week, and it has already been announced, the drama “Shows” starring Jason Momoa, of “The Morning Show”, featuring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, and “Helpsters,” a children’s series from the creators of ” sesame street.”

But that still leaves it short of the 700 or so separate shows to Netflix in the past year, including dozens in the U.S. a list of the top 100 list of the most popular. The streaming pioneer is also reportedly planning to spend $15 billion this year

“Apple has been primarily focused on the sale of subscription services such as HBO, Showtime, and documents focused on original content,” said Daniel Morgan, a portfolio manager at Synovus Trust Company in Atlanta, georgia, which is currently Apple’s stock.

“It is unlikely that new entrants, such as Apple TV, and will be able to find something to hold on to, given how busy the area is.”

In light of this, Apple’s the main focus of the project, it may turn out to be as much like the iPhone and iPad sales roles such as wading into a costly, streaming the war.

Analysts at other Wall Street brokerage, Wedbush, said the company’s base of 900 million worldwide iPhone users to be able to steal the 100 million streaming subscribers within a 3-4 year period. However, they also pointed to the iPhone sales, especially in China, as the company, the greater the priority.

Apple offers the Apple TV for free a year, to help stimulate demand for the trifecta of new smartphones,” Wedbush said. “Cook & Co. we recognise this is a vital product in the cycle.”

Reporting by Tanvi Mehta and Supantha Mukherjee in Bengaluru and Caroline Valetkevitch in New York; editing by Patrick Graham

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