Streaming services like Amazon, Netflix and Hulu are going to be competing with even more new streaming services like NBC’s Peacock, Disney+, HBO Max, and, of course, Apple TV+. Here is what you need to know about Apple TV+.
In a press release from Apple in September, it reveals details about the streaming service. Including the date in which the service plans to come online which is set to be on November 1st in approximately over 100 countries. At 4.99 a month which is considerable cheaper compared to its competitors. As of September, Apple has made a deal with consumers who purchase any apple products including IPads, IPhones, Apple TV, IPod Touch, or Mac computers. They will be gifted with the first year of the television subscription free. The Apple TV+ App will be pre-installed on all up to date and recently purchased Apple devices and can be available for download on all smart televisions like ROKU, Samsung, Amazon Fire, Sony and VIZIO TV’s.
The subscription will allow for consumers to view shows on the Apple TV app. Original Shows that are included are those like “See” starring Aquaman’s Jason Mamoa, “Dickenson” with Haliee Steinfeld, “For All of Mankind”, “Ghostwriters” and “The Morning Show” with Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston as its co-leads. It’s important to note, the plan for the platform in place will start by only premiering these nine shows out of the long list of movies, non-fictious shows and documentaries over the next coming months. The service plans on debuting more programs like, but not limited to, Planet of The Apps, a documentary called The Elephant Queen, Little Voice which is rumored to have J.J Abrams Executive Produce and an adaption of The Late Late Show with James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke named Carpool Karaoke: The Series. CNET’s Rebecca Fleenor, also comments that even Day-time talk show host and philanthropist, Oprah even signed on with the Apple streaming services to debut some documentaries called Toxic Labor and Book Club. Alfonso Cuaron has also signed on to the streaming service, we have more information about that in an another mxdwn article link here.
It’s quite surprising that Apple has made the decision to venture over into this platform as their niche has always been computers and computer software. So far, Apple has spent over a billion dollars on creating and implementing content for their original programs. (USAToday) It will certainly be a sight to see how well Apple will do competitively.