At the March event, Apple presented Apple TV channels, a feature that allows you to subscribe to third-party streaming services directly in the TV app on iOS and tvOS. Apple teased CBS All Access as a partner, but the service was not among the services available at launch. Now it may soon be about to change.
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In a post on Twitter the CBS All Access Help account has revealed that CBS All Access comes to Apple TV Channels July 29. That will mean a launch date next Monday for the service via the TV app.
How much will CBS All Access cost through the TV app? It is still unclear at this time, but as a standalone service, CBS All Access earns $ 9.99 per month. Generally, content providers have not charged customers more when they subscribe via Apple TV channels, but it is not set on rock at this time.
The Apple TV Channels feature of the TV app integrates standalone subscription services with several key benefits. First, all billing is handled via Apple itself, as opposed to having to create and manage separate accounts for each service. It also syncs your progress on all your Apple devices.
Furthermore, all Apple TV channels content is seen in the actual TV app on iOS and tvOS (and soon macOS), without having to jump to third-party applications. As part of this, all content also hosts Apple. In some cases, such as HBO, Apple TV Channels integration has also added unique features such as disabling display support.
We've reached out to CBS All Access for more information on the integration with Apple TV channels, and will update when we hear back.
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