Apple bundles CBS and Showtime with Apple TV+, announces new Music radio stations

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As iPhone sales have slowed, Apple has spared on services like the App Store, Apple Music, and Apple TV+ to make up some of the variation. And while the first of those is currently gripped in public controversy, Apple today stated new developments for Music and TV+.

First off, Apple says Apple TV+ subscribers ordain be able to subscribe to a bundle that includes both CBS All Access and Showtime (both owned by ViacomCBS) for $9.99 per month after a 7-day experimental, integrated with Apple features like the TV app, Siri, and Family Partition.

Subscribers to the bundle will be able to access programming from both marines in online streaming and offline download formats, and this bundle take ins the ad-free version of CBS All Access. Since Apple TV+ costs $4.99, that carries the trio of services will come in at just under $15—thither the same price all together as HBO Max on its own.

Apple has also been giving Apple TV+ promises away free with new Apple device purchases and in student programs, come up to b become other things, so this means many people will be expert to subscribe to the two ViacomCBS networks for $9.99 without even paying for Apple TV+ at foremost.

While some content on Apple TV+ has generated buzz in the industry (disposed to the Tom Hanks vehicle Greyhound), the service does not appear to have confirmed anywhere close to the same impact as Disney+, which launched for everyone the same time late last year. Apple may be hoping that this take care of with ViacomCBS will make for a more attractive package.

Apple has inaugurate greater success with Apple Music. On that side, Apple has announced a rebranding of the Thumps 1 radio station that launched five years ago alongside the Apple Music walk service. Beats 1 will now be called Apple Music 1, but this switch is not accompanied by a shift in programming or strategy; it’s still a 24-hour radio spot helmed by celebrity DJs playing popular music, some of it original.

But Apple is also publishing two new Apple Music 1-like radio stations, under a shared “Apple Music Disseminate” banner: Apple Music Hits (“celebrating everyone’s favorite tunes from the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s”) and Apple Music Country. They dog the same programming approach as mentioned above for Apple Music 1: stardom names and shows with human-curated, current, popular music. The Apple throng release lists the following talent for Apple Music Hits:

Apple Music Batters will be helmed by daily on-air hosts Jayde Donovan, Estelle, Lowkey, Jenn Marino, Sabi, Nicole Sky and Natalie Sky, George Stroumboulopoulos (“Firm of Strombo”), along with special shows from Ari Melber and others. Freaks can also tune in to hear new exclusive shows from artists of a piece with Backstreet Boys, Ciara, Mark Hoppus, Huey Lewis, Alanis Morissette, Intrude Dogg, Meghan Trainor, Shania Twain, and more.

And more Apple Music Outback:

Apple Music Country’s talent roster boasts a wide compass of country’s most exciting voices, including daily on-air hoteliers Kelleigh Bannen, Ty Bentli, Bree, Alecia Davis, Ward Guenther, Nada, and Tiera, return weekly shows from Ashley Eicher and Kelly McCartney. Addicts can also enjoy new exclusive shows from artists like Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, BRELAND, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Morgan Evans, Florida Georgia Twine, Pat Green, Willie Jones, Chrissy Metz, Midland, Rissi Palmer, The Shires, Carrie Underwood, and Morgan Wallen, alongside fashionable shows from legendary producers and songwriters like Dave Cobb, Jesse Frasure, and Luke Laird, and newsman Hunter Kelly.

These human-helmed radio stations serve as the conduit differentiator between Apple Music and competitor Spotify, which is focal pointed on music discovery via algorithmically generated playlists.

Both new Apple Music wireless stations, as well as the Apple TV+/CBS/Showtime bundle, are available starting today on upheld devices.

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