What sort of direct relationship are they expecting? Customers have shown on other platforms that they don't approve of subscriptions with ads, and serves that attempt it are often devalued (Hulu and Peacock). Personal data including reading habits are an additional form of payment and customers are becoming weary of offering that to faceless corporations.A Direct Relationship with the customer is key.
If Media sites lose that, they will absolutely abandon Apple News+ !
There's a world of a difference between "letting the user know" and redirecting a link via another company's service.It’s only for paying users who ALREADY pay the publisher via News+. This is so they can use their subscription on/from the web too. This has nothing to do with antitrust, just letting the user know that they can read the article with the News+ subscription they already have, instead of subscribing to another one for the web version.
The app itself is fine. I can easily turn off sources i dont like. Except in the special apple sections at the top (for you, top stories). Please apple, there are some sources I never want to read. Let me block them everywhere.I believe there are many users who find the News app to be biased and/or politically skewed. And unlike entertainment, one can’t really publish and/or consume news without being political; it’s just an inherent quality.
I haven’t used News(+) myself, so I can’t personally comment on how true I find the above to be.
I refuse to open the app anymore because of those sources that cannot be excluded. If I wanted to read lies I would go to CNN/MSNBC on my own.The app itself is fine. I can easily turn off sources i dont like. Except in the special apple sections at the top (for you, top stories). Please apple, there are some sources I never want to read. Let me block them everywhere.
Actually it seems very similar to Google Amp's behavior. Unwanted, with no way to turn it off, unless you are using a different search engine. I like Apple News, but pretending it's the only game in town is obnoxious behavior by its designers.Could be worse, could be Google Amp
Exactly. The more you use it, the more it curates to your tastes and most important things you don't like e.g. Fox Opinions.This is how it should be. It fixes a lot of issues I had with Apple News as a News+ subscriber from day 1.
Browsing the news directly in the News app is only one of the ways in which we get news. If you found a link in Safari of that someone sent you on social media or scrolling through Twitter, the link would open in a web view. If that news site had a paywall, even if you had access to that publication with your AppleNews+ subscription, you couldn’t read it. You’d have to search for the story manually and search in News is still pretty terrible.
iOS 14 solves most of this. Links to news stories from sources available in AppleNews are now identified system wide and directed to the News app to read in one tap.