Apple Could Debut 'Netflix for Games' Subscription Service at Monday's Event

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For some publishers, like the New York Times, being there wasn't worth what Apple was asking - reportedly up to 50 per cent of any revenue, according to one report.

Apple is expected to announce plans for TV and news subscription services on Monday when the technology giant hosts a live event at its California headquarters.

Big questions to be answered include how compelling content will be; how much the service will cost, and what makes it unique in an increasingly crowded streaming television market, according to the analyst.

Apple fans should cancel their plans for this evening with the United States technology giant set to announce some major news tonight.

Fans of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia will be pleased as creator Rob McElhenney and co-star Charlie Day are said to be producing a comedy series about a video game company for the Apple platform.

The trial, part of the streaming service's plan to expand its user base in the country, allows subscribers to pay only 250 rupees, or $3.62, to access the site from their mobile devices.




Apple Music and Apple's App Store have already benefited from being standard features of iPhones and other gadgets made by the company.

The Cupertino company will reportedly unveil an Apple News bundle at $9.99 a month.

It is being touted as a "long-term home" for many shows after they are no longer available on catch-up services such as the BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub. Services like these and others are a way to keep Apple users tied to their devices - and for the company to tap into new and potentially lucrative revenue streams that it didn't have before. Apple's App Store, where the service is likely to be distributed, is now available in more than 100 countries.

A speculative eye has been given to any new financial offer from Apple.

Another service still to be launched, Disney+ is expected to go live in the United States later this year with a collection of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic-based content. This will offer access to over 200 magazines as well as newspapers like the WallStreet Journal.

But Bloomberg's report about Apple's pursuit of paid games for the platform - as opposed to those that pull in cash through in-app offerings - would appear to be one more way that Apple could boost its service offerings.

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