Apple plans to offer a subscription-based news service within the next year, according to Mark Gurman, reporting for Bloomberg News. Apple declined to comment on the report, as it has not announced the plans publicly.
The service is said to be based on subscription-based digital magazine app Texture, which is expected to be integrated into the Apple News app on iPhone and iPad, pending approval of Apple’s agreement to acquire the company.
Texture provides unlimited access to over 200 digital magazines for $9.99 per month. Available magazine titles include People, Vogue, Rolling Stone, National Geographic, GQ, Sports Illustrated, Wired, Maxim, Men’s [...]
Spotify and Hulu today announced an expansion of their previous students-only initiative that bundled both services together for the low monthly cost of $4.99. Now all Spotify and Hulu subscribers in the United States will get a chance to lock into the same bundle through a single $12.99/month subscription price.
This bundle includes the ad-free Spotify Premium tier of the music streaming service (normally $9.99/month) and the Hulu With Limited Commercials plan (normally $7.99/month). The $12.99 bundle amounts to savings of $5 per month, and the companies noted that existing Spotify Premium subscribers will have early access to the offer.
iOS and Android ride-hailing app Lyft has begun testing monthly subscription plans for „high-frequency users,“ in a style comparable to services like Netflix, Apple Music, and MoviePass.
According to The Verge, the terms of each „All-Access Plan“ vary and an overall detailed report from Lyft has yet to come out, but prices appear to start at $200/month for 30 standard Lyft rides. Standard rides are defined as those costing up to $15 for each ride. Higher tiers are priced at $250, $300, and one for $400/month provides 60 rides.
All-Access Plan image via Hunter Owens Images of the ads for All-Access Plans promote [...]
Apple today on the iOS App Store shared a new interview with the founders of MoviePass, touching on the service’s origins and its integral ties to the iPhone and modern smartphone app development. MoviePass debuted in 2011, but grew in popularity last August when the company dropped its subscription price to $9.95/month, which lets customers see one standard 2D film every day in the theater
In Apple’s new interview with Stacy Spikes and Hamet Watt — the pair of entrepreneurs who founded MoviePass seven years ago — the conversation eventually focuses on where the idea for MoviePass emerged. According to Spikes, the kernel of the idea that would [...]