The streaming market is about to get very crowded with heavy hitters like Apple and Disney preparing to throw their hat in the ring. Consumers already have a ton of choices with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and specialty services like HBO GO, WWE Network and CBS All Access. Users are going to have to decide what movies and television shows are worth watching and subscribe accordingly, and Warner Bros.' DC Universe should be a serious contender for fans of the superhero genre.
Apple on Monday announced three new subscription services, Apple Arcade, Apple News+ and Apple TV+. Apple Arcade will allow iOS users to access over 100 premium games for a monthly subscription fee. The service will also routinely add new games which can be played across all devices including the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. Games will not include any ads or in-app purchases.
Apple launched a new subscription service today, providing access to over 300 magazines from the Apple News app. Starting a premium subscription to Apple News+ happens from directly within Apple News, alongside free content. Like other Apple services, News+ delivers expert curated content that is personalized, private and secure.
It was a lackluster week on the Apple App Store with mostly freemium titles being released. That doesn't mean there wasn't anything worth playing, just that there wasn't any title that stood out as the App of the Week. Here is a quick look at 5 games worth checking out during a slow week of releases.
Cure Hunters (Free) Side-scrolling, platform fans will want to check out Cure Hunters. A virus has infected most of earth's population and General "Vaccinez" has formed a squad of "Cure Hunters" to set out to find an antidote. You play as "Dr. Dellton" who has been ordered to clear an infected area. This roguelite platform title features simple onscreen controls with one button, fast-paced shooting. You can collect a variety of characters with unique guns as you blast fun looking pixel art aliens.
Yes, Angry Birds is still and thing and a VR version is coming to iOS this spring, according to TechCrunch. Angry Birds: Isle of Pigs has had a long path the iPhone originally launching for the Magic Leap One, then landing on Steam for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.