Barely greater than a yr after buying the digital journal subscription service Texture, Apple is unsurprisingly shutting it down in favor of its just lately introduced alternative, Apple Information+ — however it’s leaving former Android and Amazon Hearth HD subscribers with out service.
Texture’s remaining day will probably be Might 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 kinfolk utilizing Apple’s iCloud Household Sharing characteristic. 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 operating the free Apple Information app. By comparability, Texture’s app is out there for iOS, Android, and Amazon Hearth HD pill customers. Apple hasn’t stated something about plans to convey 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 opponents’ TVs and video streaming gadgets — notably omitting Google’s Android platform.
Other than probably needing to modify gadgets to proceed utilizing the all-you-can-read journal service, there’s no extra cost to maneuver from Texture to Apple Information+. Each companies carry $9.99 month-to-month charges for limitless iOS and macOS use, which started on Monday.