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.

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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.