Today Apple is holding an event to announce several new products including new iPhones, iPads, and Macbook Pros. It was reported that we may also hear about a new Apple TV or even new details on the upcoming Apple TV+ streaming service. Apple did already announce Apple Arcade will launch next week for $4.99 a month with a month free trial.
Now Apple has officially newly announced that the Apple TV+ will cost $4.99 a month for a family subscription and will launch November 1st 2019. Plus, if you buy a new iPhone, Mac, or iPad you will get a free year of Apple TV+. This puts Apple TV+ at a lower price point than Disney+ which will cost $6.99 per month and Hulu with ads, at $5.99 per month.
The service will be available in more than 100 countries through the Apple TV app at launch.
“Apple TV+ is an unprecedented global video service with an all-original slate,” said Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “We look forward to giving audiences everywhere the opportunity to enjoy these compelling stories within a rich, personalized experience on all the screens they love.”
Apple TV+ will be available on Apple platforms, along with Amazon Fire TV, LG, Roku, Sony and VIZIO platforms in the future.
We’ve already heard about several series being developed for Apple TV+ including The Morning Show with Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carrell, Dickinson starring Hailee Steinfeld, and For All Mankind about the space race.
Today, we also got a first look at a new original series, See. The series is an epic drama starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard set 600 years in the future after a virus has decimated humankind and rendered the remaining population blind. When all humanity has lost the sense of sight, humans must adapt and find new ways to survive.
Other new series will include Helpsters, Snoopy in Space, Ghostwriter, The Elephant Queen, and content from Oprah Winfrey. Each of these series will be available at launch. Most series will premiere with 3 episodes and new episodes will be released each week. Some series will be released all at once.
“With Apple TV+, we are presenting all-original stories from the best, brightest and most creative minds, and we know viewers will find their new favorite show or movie on our service,” said Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “Each Apple TV+ original offers its own unique story, fresh perspective and powerful message — all meant to entertain, connect and inspire cultural conversations.”
According to Cook, not all of the new shows being created for the streaming service will be available at launch. New content will be added each month. Some of the upcoming series include Servant, Truth Be Told, Little America, The Banker, and Hala.
This is breaking news as Apple is still on stage making new announcements. This post will be updated with all the Apple news targeting cord cutters. So please keep checking back for more Apple news.
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