UPDATE (September 10, 2019): Apple has announced that the official launch date of its anticipated Apple TV+ service will be November 1 in over 100 countries. The all-original video subscription platform will cost users $4.99 USD per month, a subscription fee that comes in at around half of the rumored $9.99 USD per month rate.
Each Apple TV+ show will be original to the platform. Confirmed shows so far include star-studded The Morning Show, space-centered For All Mankind, new Peanuts film Snoopy in Space, and more. “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,” assures Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video.
The service will be available on all Apple devices, and up to six people can enjoy watching from a single account. “Apple TV+ is an unprecedented global video service with an all-original slate,” says 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 online and via the Apple TV app for $4.99 USD per month beginning November 1. Those who are commitment shy can try the platform’s free seven-day trial, but as of today anyone who purchases any new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch or Mac will receive one year of Apple TV+ for free.
In other Apple news from the “Innovation Only” 2019 presentation:
- Check out the new iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max models.
- Here’s what you get with the new Apple Watch Series 5.
- View all six colors for the iPhone 11.
ORIGINAL STORY (August 20, 2019): According to new reports, Apple TV+ is expected to launch in November at a subscription cost of $9.99 USD with a possible free trial attached. Apple‘s new streaming service is expected to debut with several new original films and shows, including Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon’s The Morning Show, which reportedly costs $150 million USD a season to produce.
Apple is also spending over $1 billion USD on content in an effort to build up its library, a similar move made by Netflix a couple of years back. The original content push is all in an effort to break into the streaming service market alongside Netflix and the upcoming Disney+ and HBO Max services. Bloomberg notes Apple is considering launching new shows with its first three episodes being instantly available before offering future episodes in weekly installments.
The service will launch globally in over 150 countries for $9.99 USD, competing with Netflix, Amazon, and Disney+’s $8.99 USD and $6.99 USD entry-level prices.
In other entertainment news, the name of Daniel Craig’s final James Bond film has been revealed.
Apple TV+ expected to debut in November at $9.99 per month, and a free trial is likely. https://t.co/o0WFitSXBa
— Collider (@Collider) August 20, 2019