Barely greater than a 12 months after buying the digital journal subscription service Texture, Apple is unsurprisingly shutting it down in favor of its lately introduced alternative, Apple Information+ — but it surely’s leaving former Android and Amazon Fireplace HD subscribers with out service.
Texture’s closing day can be Could 28, 2019, after which subscribers are inspired to transition to the Information+ service. Apple Information+ guarantees entry to 300 magazines and newspapers, up from Texture’s 200 magazines, plus full studying rights for a number of kin utilizing Apple’s iCloud Household Sharing function. A free one-month trial is obtainable to all Information+ customers, with no particular privileges for former Texture subscribers.
However the newer service is suitable solely with iOS and macOS gadgets working the free Apple Information app. By comparability, Texture’s app is obtainable for iOS, Android, and Amazon Fireplace HD pill customers. Apple hasn’t stated something about plans to carry Information+ to competing gadgets, though it devoted a portion of its Present Time media occasion on Monday to extending its iTunes and Apple TV choices to rivals’ TVs and video streaming gadgets — notably omitting Google’s Android platform.
Aside from doubtlessly needing to change gadgets to proceed utilizing the all-you-can-read journal service, there’s no extra cost to maneuver from Texture to Apple Information+. Each providers carry $9.99 month-to-month charges for limitless iOS and macOS use, which started on Monday.