Report: Apple TV to launch with Netflix

Bloomberg reports that when the Apple set-top box debuts, Netflix will be the featured digital-movie service.

Soon featured on the next Apple TV? Screenshot by Greg Sandoval/CNET

The next generation of Apple TV will feature the Netflix streaming-movie service, according to a report from the Bloomberg news service.

According to the Bloomberg report, Apple will debut the new feature along with the upgraded Apple TV during a media event the company has scheduled for Wednesday .

Apple TV users would need to pay Netflix's subscription rental fees to acquire the service, according to the report, which also said Apple will release a $99 version of Apple TV, $130 less than the current model.

This isn't much of a surprise. Netflix has worked closely to provide the streaming service for Apple's other devices .

Also on Wednesday, CNET has reported that the company may announce that it will allow iTunes users to sample at least 60 seconds of music , twice the 30 seconds that Apple has allowed in the past.

Correction, 3:19 p.m. PDT: A previous headline on this story incorrectly stated Apple and Netflix's relationship. Apple TV will feature the Netflix service, according to Bloomberg.

 

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