Apple is all set for its “It’s Show Time” media event tomorrow, 10AM PST, Monday (1AM MYT, Tuesday) where it’s slated to announce new services including Netflix-rival TV and video and possibly news subscription services. Ahead of the big reveal, the company is teasing about the event with a cheeky “live stream” of the Steve Jobs Theater on its website.
According to the people at Macrumors who watched the stream for hours, they’ve seen “everything from people cleaning the stage to a video of a dancer to an incoming iPhone call from Captain America actor Chris Evans.”
NBA star Kevin Durant may also be at the Apple Event tomorrow based on the latest teaser of an iMessage conversation with Apple CEO Tim Cook. Apple is said to be working on an original series about the NBA star’s early life, for its streaming video service.
Kevin Durant at the Apple Event tomorrow? Apple ordered a TV series about the NBA star's early life for its streaming video service. pic.twitter.com/ihUB120DFA
— MacRumors.com (@MacRumors) March 24, 2019
Apple’s move into the video streaming space is not unexpected. While it wasn’t physically present at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, its presence was felt nonetheless; Apple partnered major TV makers including Samsung, LG and Sony to add the iTunes Movies and TV Shows app and content to smart TVs. Additionally, selected Smart TVs will include AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support.
The company is rumoured to also introduce a paid news subscription service riding on Apple News. Last year, Apple acquired a magazine subscription service called Texture.
Catch the livestream at www.apple.com/apple-events/livestream
The stream is best experienced on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using Safari on iOS 10 or later; a Mac using Safari on macOS Sierra 10.12 or later; or a PC using Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge. Streaming to Apple TV via AirPlay requires an Apple TV (2nd generation or later) with the latest Apple TV software or tvOS. Other platforms may also be able to access the stream using recent versions of Chrome or Firefox (MSE, H.264, and AAC required).
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