Apple's video streaming service will launch on November 1 in over 100 countries with shows such as Dickinson, See, For All Mankind and The Elephant Queen. A subscription will cost $5 per month.
Apple TV+ streaming service
Earlier this year, Apple unveiled its video streaming service as Apple TV+. However, it omitted many details including launch date and monthly subscription price.
At today's event, the company confirmed that Apple TV+ will launch on November 1 in over 100 countries. At launch, viewers can enjoy TV series such as The Morning Show, Dickinson, See, For All Mankind and The Elephant Queen. More titles will be added over the coming months. We have included all confirmed titles in the table at the end.
- "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."
Apple TV+ will be accessible via the Apple TV app on Apple TV, iOS, Mac and other platforms, including select Smart TVs from LG, Samsung, and Sony as well as Roku and FireTV. It will also be accessible via web browsers through tv.apple.com.
The app supports notifications for new episodes, which may prove useful. Apple confirmed that it will not follow Netflix's example. It will typically release the first 3 episodes on premiere day and then new episodes weekly. However, there will be exceptions as some shows will be available to "binge-watch" on premiere day.
5 dollars per month
Bloomberg recently reported that Apple had been contemplating a $10 per month subscription price, making it considerably more expensive than Disney+. That did not happen.
Apple TV+ will cost 5 dollars per month. Pricing details for Europe and other regions have yet to be confirmed. A subscription to Apple TV+ can be shared with up to six family members.
Content will be available to stream and download, and the service will be ad-free. Apple TV+ originals will be dubbed in nearly 40 languages, including subtitles for deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Apple confirmed that its original content will be available to stream in up to 4K HDR picture quality as well as Dolby Atmos audio.
Apple TV+ will launch on November 1 in over 100 countries and regions. There is a 7 day trial after which a subscription plan will cost $5 per month (5 Euro per month in Europe). Customers who purchase any new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod Touch starting September 10 can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free. The offer will apply to all launch regions and all sales channels, the company said.
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These Apple TV+ originals from the world’s most celebrated creative artists will debut on the Apple TV app on November 1:
See an epic drama starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard, is 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.
The Morning Show a cutthroat drama starring and executive produced by Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, and starring Steve Carell, explores the world of morning news and the ego, ambition and the misguided search for power behind the people who help America wake up in the morning.
Dickinson a darkly comedic coming-of-age story, explores the constraints of society, gender and family through the lens of rebellious young poet, Emily Dickinson.
For All Mankind a new series from Ronald D. Moore, imagines what would have happened if the global space race never ended and the space program remained the cultural centerpiece of America’s hopes and dreams.
Helpsters a new children’s series from the makers of Sesame Street stars Cody and a team of vibrant monsters who love to help solve problems. It all starts with a plan.
Snoopy in Space a new original from Peanuts Worldwide and DHX Media, takes viewers on a journey with Snoopy as he follows his dreams to become an astronaut. Together, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts crew take command of the International Space Station and explore the moon and beyond.
Ghostwriter a reinvention of the beloved original series, follows four kids who are brought together by a mysterious ghost in a neighborhood bookstore, and must team up to release fictional characters from works of literature.
The Elephant Queen an acclaimed documentary film and cinematic love letter to a species on the verge of extinction, follows a majestic matriarch elephant and her herd on an epic journey of life, loss and homecoming.
Oprah Winfrey joins the world’s most compelling authors in conversation as she builds a vibrant, global book club community and other projects to connect with people around the world and share meaningful ways to create positive change.
More Apple TV+ originals will be added to the Apple TV app each month, including:
Servant a new psychological thriller from M. Night Shyamalan, follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.
Truth Be Told a gripping new series starring Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer and Emmy Award winner Aaron Paul, explores America’s obsession with true crime podcasts and navigates urgent concerns about privacy, media and race.
Little America inspired by the true stories featured in Epic Magazine, brings to life the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring and surprising stories of immigrants in America.
The Banker a feature film inspired by a true story, stars Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson as two African American entrepreneurs who try to circumvent the racial limitations of the 1950s and quietly provide housing loans to the African American community in Jim Crow Texas. Nia Long and Nicholas Hoult also star.
Hala a feature film and official selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, follows a high school senior struggling to balance being a suburban teenager with her traditional Muslim upbringing.