All this in exchange for 6 euros a month, the same amount they are currently being charged for the company’s decoder.
This movement is most interesting, Canal+ subscribers need a decoder that allows them to view the content broadcast on their televisions, this decoder is usually offered by the company itself, but you can also use alternatives such as Apple TV. Now, Canal+ allows customers to choose between their own decoder or the Apple TV , which among other extra benefits includes being able to use all the apps in the tvOS catalogue or the controls with the Siri Remote.
The interesting thing about this movement is the clues it can give us about the future of tvOS and Apple TV itself. Canal+ France has reached its own agreement with Apple directly for this. According to Frank Cadoret, deputy director of Canal+ France:
Since the Apple TV does not have a coaxial connection , customers will have to use the MyCanal app to view the content. This is virtually no problem given the high Internet speeds we have today.
This agreement with Canal+ gives us clues about where Apple’s TV app can land next. The company’s idea is to be able to use the TV app as a hub for all the content available in the user’s different subscriptions. Thanks to this, we will be able to have in one place the complete catalogue of various services such as Canal+, HBO, Netflix… and easily choose what we want to watch at any given time.