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20 March 2019, 12:41 | Ivan Casey
Netflix confirms it won't be part of Apple's er Netflix-rivalling video service
CEO Reed Hastings put an end to rumors about the inclusion of Netflix on Apple's upcoming TV streaming service. "We want to have people watch our shows on our services". "We have chosen not to integrate with their service", Hastings told Reuters and other news agencies. The idea is to combine original content with programming from partners, including HBO and Starz.
According to Recode, Hastings said "Apple's a great company".
Apple's services business - which ranges from its Apple Music streaming service to the App Store and Apple Pay - is becoming increasingly important to the firm as an alternative revenue source following a fall in iPhone sales at the start of the year.
"We've been competing with 500 channels of cable and penetrated almost every household in the world for a long time", he declared with no small air of dismissal that Netflix could be heading the way of Napster as the new kids on the block begin launching. "But you do your best job when you have great competitors". Users can subscribe to any streaming platform they like from within the app.
The development may not come as a shock to the industry, given that Netflix, famed for series such as The Crown and hit original films including Bird Box, represents competition for Apple's new offering.
On being asked how Netflix planned to compete with tech giants who are planning to get into the video subscription game, such as Apple, Warner and the already existing Amazon Prime Video, HBO, Hulu and others, Hastings responded, "With difficulty".
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