18 February 2020
Apple's on-demand movies and TV shows streaming service Apple TV Plus is set to become available from November 1st. There is no doubt that the team must be working on the same but as per a new Financial Times report, it is not the only thing that Apple is working on. Apple has already started discussions related to offering Apple TV Plus and Apple Music as part of a single bundle.
The report mentions that Apple is currently holding talks with all major music record labels regarding the bundle. While nothing has been confirmed or considered related to the flat pricing, one of the big record labels has already raised concerns. Its reason behind not being in the favor of bundle is that it is worried about seeing a decline in music streaming revenues.
As of now, Apple Music is priced at $9.99 per month for the basic plan and Apple TV+ will cost $4.99 per month once it becomes available in the coming weeks. A single bundle of both these services will surely bring the overall cost down for customers interested in subscribing to both of them. The current total cost of these services is about $15 per month which means we can expect the bundle to cost around $12-$13 per month.
It should be noted that Apple has two more subscription services as well. These are Apple Arcade (gaming subscription) and Apple News+ (news and magazine subscription) which are priced at $4.99 per month and $9.99 per month respectively. If Apple manages to bring Apple TV+ and Apple Music under a single bundle, it would not be surprising to see it extending the bundle to include the other two services as well. We, personally, would love to see at least Apple Arcade become a part of the bundle but we will keep you updated with all the developments.