Ex-Netflix exec thinks Apple TV+ will have no problem competing

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Tim Cook talks up the potential of Apple TV+ to change the world.
Former Hulu and Netflix executive thinks Apple TV+ is making all the right moves.
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A former Netflix and Hulu executive thinks that Apple TV+ has a good shot at holding its own against its streaming TV rivals.

Despite the increasingly crowded streaming landscape, Simon Gallagher said that Apple is making all the right moves for success.

Disney reveals $13 bundle with ESPN+, Hulu and Disney+

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Disney+ launches in November.
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Apple TV+ and Netflix are about to get some serious competition from Disney’s upcoming streaming bundle that will combine three services into one.

Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed to investors during the company’s third-quarter earnings call today that customers will be able to get Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for $12.99, the same price as Netflix.

AT&T gives free Spotify Premium to unlimited subscribers

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This should help Spotify grow its subscriber base.
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AT&T is ready to sweeten the deal for some of its monthly subscribers by offering free Spotify premium as of its new entertainment perks.

The carrier revealed its new entertainment perks today that also gives customers the option to choose HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz or Pandora as their free entertainment options. Even if you don’t have a qualifying wireless plan, you can still get some other Spotify perks.

Hulu 4K streaming comes back to Apple TV

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Hulu subscribers should seriously consider an Apple TV 4K.
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The latest Apple TV is one of just two devices that can stream Hulu programming in 4K. Still, until recently there were none.

Watching Hulu shows in Ultra HD is a feature that was removed last year, but now it’s back for a very limited selection of shows and players, including one of Apple’s.

AT&T’s rival for Apple TV+ might cost just $17 per month

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AT&T's WatchTV combines streaming TV channels with unlimited data.
AT&T has a war chest of great content.
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AT&T’s upcoming video streaming service is taking different shape after the company reportedly abandoned plans to create a three-tiered service.

The service allegedly has a launch date slated for later this year and will compete directly with Netflix, Apple TV+, Disney+ and others. Instead of selling HBO, Cinemax and the Warner Bros. TV and movie library separately, AT&T’s will package them altogether. And the price point could be the best feature.

Disney takes over Hulu as Apple TV+ competition builds

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Live sports could be Hulu’s biggest selling point.
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The Walt Disney Company now owns not one, but two TV streaming services.

After partnering with various media companies on Hulu for years, Disney has slowly been buying up its partners’ stake in the streaming service. Its recent acquisition of 21st Century Fox gave it 60% ownership, but Disney just revealed that it struck a deal with Comcast that will give it complete ownership of Hulu.

5 Apple original shows finish filming ahead of March 25 event

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But they won't be ready for streaming for a while.
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Five of Apple’s original TV shows have now finished filming, according to a new report. They have entered post-production ahead of the company’s March 25 event, but they’re not expected to be available until the fall.

Apple is said to be working on around six other shows that are still in production. The company is also developing lots more original content that is planned to debut in 2020.