Apple purchase a Texture, the Netflix of magazines

Today, the platforms streaming have gained great relevance, because everything we have at hand on the same service. If you want to choose from thousands of movies, fortunately we have the ability to log to a single interface; the same thing happens with music, books… and also with the magazines.

Recently, Apple said that it would purchase Texture, an application of content that collects a whole catalog of magazines in one place. This would be with the goal of filling the gap left Facebook when they leave the distribution of news.

The company Tim Cook has employed great efforts to provide content, news and entertainment through its streaming services and the purchase of Texture involves the movement latest Apple to develop its platform, which occurs three months after the announcement of its plan of $ 400 million to acquire Shazam, an application that works as a listener of music.

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The application Texture was launched in the year 2010 and is described as the Netflix of magazines, as it collects information of more than 220 publications, including People, Vogue, Vanity Fair, National Geographic, The New Yorker, among others.

Users who subscribe, you must pay 10 dollars to access all the content; however, it is unclear if Apple plans to change the price of the application, or has contemplated to keep the same dynamic.

“We are excited that Texture is an Apple, together with an impressive catalog of magazines from leading publishers of the world”, said in a press release Eddy Cue, senior vice president of internet services and software from Apple.

The announcement does not disclose the plans of Apple to the future of Texture, if you join the company and if the application will continue to operate or will remove the version for Android. Apple recommended that app as one of his favorites and as a recommendation of the editors in the App Store in 2016.

We will be on the lookout for more information in this regard.

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