Apple TV+ to get first bundle with CBS and Showtime as soon as next week
What you need to know
- Apple is rumored to be launching an Apple TV+ bundle soon.
- It would bundle Apple TV+ with CBS All Access and Showtime.
- The bundle could launch as soon as next week.
Apple is getting ready to launch its first Apple TV+ bundle.
Reported by Bloomberg, Apple plans to launch a bundle that contains Apple TV+, CBS All Access, and Showtime. Currently, all three of these services are sold separately through Apple's App Store and the TV app. The deal will reportedly almost cut the cost of the two other streaming services in half.
In order to subscribe to all three services the cost would normally come to around $25 per month. Under the new bundle, customers will have access to all three for around $15 per month. Customers will have to be a subscriber to Apple TV+ in order to qualify for the bundle, but with the money saved, it will still be less expensive than subscribing to just CBS All Access and Showtime.
Apple is also reportedly working on a bundle for all of its own services. Earlier today, it was reported that Apple may release an 'Apple One' services bundle as soon as October. The bundle would potentially include all of Apple's services, including Apple Music, Apple News+, Apple TV+, and Apple Arcade for one discounted price. Apple has been rumored to be working on such a bundle for years now.
An Apple spokesperson declined to comment on the report about the potential CBS/Showtime bundle.
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Showtime? The Penthouse of streaming services? Not a chance. That being said, I'm in just for CBS All Access! Star Trek is back baby!
Uhhh are you thinking of a different network? Showtime is the one with Homeland, Billions, Shameless, Ray Donovan, etc. It’s also owned by CBS Viacom which owns CBS All Access so it would make sense the company would bundle both.
Only if they give a pay by the year option
You mean you would only sign up if there was a pay by the year option? Or that you think they only plan to offer the bundle price if you pay by year?
Looking forward to the supposedly Apple One bundle as I am paying for all of these services separately. It always seemed odd they did not have a package deal in place, especially when they offered family packages within the products themselves. The streaming bundle seems interesting as well, one would hope this grows over time.
You and me both man! The music contracts that Apple signed seemed to be holding a bundle up but perhaps they've worked through that and we'll finally get something here.