Welcome to the streaming wars, Apple!
After years of rumors and months of speculation, we’re finally going to get some details on Apple’s new streaming service. The tech company is hosting a special event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park in Cupertino, California today — and Decider is on the scene. While our hosts have been tight-lipped about the news that’s about to be unveiled, we’re expecting to finally learn the name of Apple’s new streaming service, its launch date, price point, and debut slate of original programming.
We already have some idea of what shows might pop up on day one of Apple’s streaming service. There’s Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston’s morning news dramedy, Octavia Spencer’s crime thriller, and a slew of other projects already finished and ready for their premieres.
Decider.com is in the Steve Jobs Theater and we’ll be doing something of an old school live blog, constantly updating with new news as it drops. Stay tuned and get ready to hit your refresh button. You can also watch the Apple event live stream on Apple TV, or any Apple device.
9:50 AM: It’s a brisk and windy day in Cupertino, and Apple Park was full of oppressively friendly staff welcoming guests to today’s event. Right now I’m seated in the Steve Jobs theater. The seats are comfy, and the gossip that Oprah Winfrey is here is good. Apple Music, featuring DJ Zane Lowe, is blasting.