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Apple TV+ may allow users to download videos for offline viewing

23 August 2019 0

Apple announced Apple TV Plus at an event in March this year where it also introduced a few other services. The company offered many details on its upcoming video streaming service by roping in several celebrities on the stage. But it seems like, many details are still under the rock and they do need a mention before the service could go official.

Well, there is no exact release date of the Apple TV Plus but referring to a recent report, the service could go live in November with a suggested price of $9.99 per month as a subscription fee. Apple will release all the details when the service goes live, but a new leak is throwing light on a possible feature.

According to code strings found in the recent betas of macOS Catalina, Apple will allow the users to download the videos for offline viewing, but with some limitations, of course. For example, limitations on the total number of downloads. Another bondage could be downloading the same video on multiple devices.

According to MacRumors, Apple TV app will notify users that to download the same episode again on a different device, they would need to delete it from the existing device. Also, if a user reaches the total download limit, a message would appear, stating “you have reached your limit of [present number of] downloads.”

It’s also possible that simultaneous streams will also be limited when using Apple’s on-demand movie and TV show streaming service. The details are pretty obscure but the limitations would likely be defined according to the subscription, family sharing configuration, or registered devices.

We aren’t too away from the said release timeframe of the Apple TV Plus. So stay tuned and see how it goes.


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