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Apple unveils TV+ and News+ subscription service

Apple’s video streaming service is set to launch in over 100 countries in the second half of this year, writes BRYAN TURNER.

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Apple also announced Apple News+, a new subscription service that brings together over 300 magazines, newspapers and digital publishers  within the Apple News app. Available in the US and Canada, Apple News+ includes articles from publications like Vogue, National Geographic Magazine, People, ELLE, The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times. 

However, the service will not be available in South Africa or markets like India and Nigeria for the forseeable future. However, all Apple News users in the US, Canada, UK and Australia will continue to have access to free news in the app on iPhone, iPad and Mac.

“We’re committed to supporting quality journalism, and with Apple News+, we want to celebrate the great work being done by magazines and news outlets,” said Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of Apple News. “We think the breadth and quality of publications within Apple News+ will encourage more people to discover stories and titles they may never have come across before.”

Apple News+ is available in the US for $9.99 a month and in Canada for $12.99 a month. Users in other countries can use VPN software to sign up for a free one-month trial. To access it, users must update to iOS 12.2 or macOS 10.14.4. Through Family Sharing, up to six family members can share one Apple News+ subscription.

Apple News+ will be available in the UK and Australia later this year.

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