Apple is joining the streaming service competition this November with Apple TV+, which will cost viewers only $4.99 per month!
Apple first announced its new streaming service, Apple TV+, in March and since then has teased us with a list of its shows and debuted a few trailers for its original programming.
However, specific details about the streaming service were few and far between, and since that March announcement, other streaming contenders have not only thrown their hat in the veritable streaming ring but done so while revealing premiere dates, price points and extensive programming details.
Luckily, Apple finally realized it needed to do more than drop a few hints to entice potential viewers, and today finally released specific details about their streaming service.
We learned that Apple TV+ will launch on November 1 and will cost a mere $4.99/month — by far one of the lowest monthly price points among the streaming services. Apple TV+ will be available in 100 countries and accessible through the Apple TV app on iOS devices, on MacOS beginning with Catalina, as well as through the actual Apple TV set-top box.
While the streaming service will have some licensed shows Sesame Street and Peanuts, the focus will be on original shows, movies and documentaries. In addition to The Morning Show with Steve Carell, Jennifer Aniston, and Reese Witherspoon, Apple TV+ has also partnered with artists and producers like Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Octavia Spencer, J.J. Abrams and Jon M. Chu.
They also used the event to drop a preview for the Jason Momoa headed post-apocalyptic sci-fi show, See. Check out the trailer below!
Unlike Netflix or other streaming services, most of the series on Apple TV+ will premiere with the first three episodes before settling into a weekly release schedule.
In addition to shows like See and The Morning Show, Apple TV+ will also have Ronald D. Moore’s For All Mankind, an alternative-history drama series about the space race; an anthology series from Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon called Little America, which presents real stories of immigrants; a Sara Bareilles/J.J. Abrams romantic dramedy titled Little Voice; and Dickinson, based on the life of poet Emily Dickinson and with Hailee Steinfeld as the titular lead.
With big names like those, it’s no wonder that Apple is reportedly spending over $6 billion altogether on its initial slate, with shows like See costing $15 million per episode and The Morning Show costing $300 million overall.
Apple TV+ will be available on Apple devices, the web, and Samsung smart TVs at launch, with Amazon Fire TV, LG, Roku, Sony and Vizio devices availability at some point in the future.
Apple also announced that subscribers will get one year of the streaming service for free with any purchase of a Mac, iPhone, or iPad.
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