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Technology Apple’s First Services Bundle: Free TV+ With Music for Students

18:40  30 october  2019
18:40  30 october  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Apple Inc.’ s first services bundle is not an Amazon Prime-like combination of all of the iPhone maker’ s services for one monthly fee. Instead, it’ s a free Apple TV+ subscription for Apple Music subscribers, and the deal is only for students .

Apple has announced the first of its Apple TV+ bundles via one of its marquee stars, Hailee Steinfeld. The actress who plays the lead role in the original production Dickinson detailed the deal Students who are on the per month Apple Music plan will get Apple ’ s streaming video service for free .

(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc.’s first services bundle is not an Amazon Prime-like combination of all of the iPhone maker’s services for one monthly fee. Instead, it’s a free Apple TV+ subscription for Apple Music subscribers, and the deal is only for students.

Tim Cook that is standing in the dark: Tim Cook speaks about Apple tv+ during an event.© Bloomberg Tim Cook speaks about Apple tv+ during an event.

Apple has long offered a $4.99 Apple Music subscription for users who are verified students, and that offer will now include the TV+ video streaming service for free, according to an Instagram post by Hailee Steinfeld, the lead actress in “Dickinson,” one of Apple’s first original shows. Without the student discount, the price for the two services is about $15.

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Subscribers to Apple Music ' s .99 student plan will get access to Apple TV+ at no additional charge when the streaming video service launches on November 1 . First spotted by 9to5Mac, the bundle deal was revealed in an Instagram Story by "Dickinson" star Hailee Steinfeld and later shared on the official

Apple TV+ features shows and movies from the world’ s most creative storytellers. New Apple Originals every month. Always ad- free and on demand. For up to six family members. Be the first to watch when Apple TV+ premieres. Please notify me via email and push notification.* Apple Music .

The company hasn’t indicated that it plans to release a similar bundle for all customers, but anyone can get a year of access to the new video streaming service with the purchase of a new Apple product.

Apple has been exploring a bundle of all its major services for one price but hasn’t confirmed such plans, Bloomberg News has reported. Apple TV+ debuts on Friday for $4.99 a month, undercutting all of its major rivals.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mark Gurman in San Francisco at [email protected]

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Tom Giles at [email protected], Alistair Barr, Mark Milian

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