TV Via Apple For $30 A Month? Where Do I Sign Up?

November 2, 2009

Supposedly Apple is shopping around a subscription service for its iTunes television offerings to the various television networks. The price point is floated at $30 a month.

Where do I sign up?

Basically this would be yet another needed baby step toward the concept of “digital video nirvana” I’ve been wanting for a while now – a huge on-demand video library, delivered via the internet.

Of course the devil is in the details. Does this mean everything in the iTunes Store, as in music, and movies too, or just the television shows? We don’t know if this would be a streaming service, or the current download model. If this does mean all-you-can-download, there might restrictions on the number of shows or devices you could play them on. Ideally, this would be $30 a month for all you can download and any authorized devices (computers, iPhones, Apple TVs) you have.

But I’m reminded how many times I browse content on the Apple TV, only to pause before hitting download until I check what other services said content is available on.

I’d pay a monthly fee just to not have to go through that process anymore.