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Apple is working on games subscription for gadgets: Bloomberg

FILE PHOTO: Apple’s logos are reflected on the glass window outside an Apple store in Shanghai, China January 3, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Apple Inc., later on Monday is expected to unveil a television and movie streaming service, is also working on a games subscription service for the App Store, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people with knowledge of the plans.

The gaming service will not challenge new cloud-based streaming offerings, such as the Alphabet Inc Google Stadiums. Instead, it will focus on iPhones and iPads and bundle together paid games from other developers that the consumer can access for a monthly fee, according to the Bloomberg report.

Hollywood celebrities are expected to make the trip to Apple in Cupertino, California, the home of greet the debut of a revamped Apple TV digital storefront. Apple has commissioned the programming of A-list names, such as Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg.

Writing by Nick Zieminski in New York; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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