13 September 2019
It is official. Apple TV Plus streaming service is coming to screens near you starting November 1st. Apple made the announcement at its annual launch event where it also unveiled the new iPhone 11 series, iPad 7th generation, and Apple Watch Series 5. The service will go live in over 100 countries around the world on the same day.
Apple TV Plus has been priced at $4.99 per month which is half of what the rumors suggested. The best part is that it is a family plan which means a single subscription can be shared with up to six family members. And if you happen to buy a new iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV or a Mac, then you will get a one-year free subscription of Apple TV Plus. This offer will need to be availed within three months of the new device activation.
The service will allow users to download Apple originals for offline viewing which is a feature offered by most of the major streaming service providers. Apple further said that most of the shows will be launched with three episodes followed by one new episode per week. There will also be some shows that will have all the episodes available right at the time of launch like Netflix has been doing it.
Apple TV Plus will launch with a total of nine TV shows which seems to be the reason behind such lower pricing. Some of these shows include See starring Jason Momoa, The Morning Show featuring Steve Carell, Jennifer Aniston, and Reese Witherspoon; Dickinson starring Hailee Steinfeld, and For All Mankind by Ronald D. Moore.
The service will be accessible via the Apple TV app on your Apple devices as well as select Samsung smart TVs. The team is working on bringing the app to Amazon Fire TV, LG, Roku, Sony, and VIZIO devices. You can also stream Apple TV shows by visiting the official website (tv.apple.com) once the service launches on November 1st.