Apple to shut down Texture on May 28th now that News+ exists – Engadget

Unlike when Apple closed Beats Music, there’s currently no support for Android or Windows. You’ll have to pick up an iOS device or Mac if you want to use News+ right now. And simply speaking, the likelihood of a subscriber buying an iPad or Mac just to keep service going is rather slim. Those users are more likely to jump to alternatives like Scribd, even though those services might not offer the same selection as Apple.

It’s an unusual move when Apple is otherwise making its services widely available. Apple Music is available on Android, Windows and even third-party smart speakers, while Apple’s TV app will be available on smart TVs as well as competing media hubs like Fire TV and Roku players. It doesn’t appear that Apple is eager to make News+ ubiquitous, at least not in the short term.

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