A few hours before the presentation of Apple TV Channels edition of the Wall Street Journal published information about the benefits of a corporate aggregator of streaming services from Apple. Journalists reported in particular that the companies can purchase subscriptions to third-party services are cheaper than them. For example, the cost of a subscription to HBO Apple TV Channels will be 9,99 $ 14,99 instead of the standard. However, it turned out a few hours ago, everything is completely wrong.
In the night of 1 may 2 in Apple TV Channels appeared HBO. He became the fifth service in the list available on the site. Now branded aggregator Apple opens access, in addition to HBO, to Showtime, Starz, The Smithsonian Channel and Tastemade. Unfortunately, they only broadcast on the US, but because to watch them, only users residing in the territory of one of the States.
Apple TV Channels — benefits
Apple has failed to agree with HBO about a discount for its subscribers. Apparently, the service manual found that a thirty percent reduction in the price of the subscription given the breadth of the audience Apple TV Channels can have a negative effect on his revenues and authority. But users of Apple TV Channels free 7-day access to HBO and all the movies and series hosted on the site. Thus, subscribers will be able to see a fourth series of the final season of “Game of thrones” is totally free.
But week trial-period is not the only benefit that will be available to subscribers of HBO on Apple TV Channels. Users of proprietary platforms Apple apply for a subscription to access HBO, will be able to download all of the content available within the service, for offline viewing. This opportunity is exclusive to Apple TV Channels and is not available even in his own HBO app for Apple TV.