Netflix Apparently Opts Out Of Apple's Potential New Streaming Service

| February 13, 2019

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Netflix will not participate in Apple's rumored video streaming service, according to a new report. HBO's inclusion is also unclear.Apple is aiming to launch its video offering in April or early May, as a previous report has also indicated.

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Why video streaming needs to stop fighting the last consumer war

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