Apple TV+ launches, Foxtel rewards loyalty, Telstra hooks up Xbox All Access: Vertical Hold – Episode 252

Can Apple TV+ really take on Netflix and “win” — and what might that look like? Why is Foxtel suddenly looking for loyalty from long-term subscribers? And does Telstra’s Xbox All Access deal represent good value?

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We’re joined this week once again by Steve Molk from TV Blackbox to go behind the headlines and into the world of TV streaming as we examine Apple TV+, as well as Foxtel’s new “Foxtel First” loyalty scheme.

Meanwhile, Telstra’s hooked up with Microsoft to offer Xbox All Access, and all-you-can-play software service tethered to an Xbox One on contract — but is it a good deal? I catch up with Alex Walker from Kotaku Australia to delve into the details!

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Author: Alex

Alex Kidman is a multi-award winning Australian technology writer, former editor at Gizmodo, CNET, GameSpot, ZDNet, PC Mag, APC, Finder and as a contributor to the ABC, SMH, AFR, Courier Mail, GadgetGuy, PC & Tech Authority, Atomic and many more. He's been writing professionally since 1998, and his passions include technology, social issues, education, retro gaming and professional wrestling.

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