Apple TV+ has in just two years achieved a reputation of offering quality over quantity. The company sees its many award nominations and wins as a testament to that promise.
Apple TV+ after two years
Apple TV+ was launched a little over two years ago in November 2019. Apple has since brought the nascent streaming service to more or less all competing TV platforms via apps.
Without a back catalog of content and with only one or a few weekly releases, Apple TV+ cannot yet match Disney+ and Netflix but it is still pulling in awards from left and right. Viewers also seem to love the content as evidenced by the ratings on sites like Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb.
- "In just two years, Apple TV+ has made streaming history by achieving major milestones in a short span of time. Apple TV+ has been honored with 763 award nominations and 190 wins, including Academy Award and BAFTA Award nominations, 12 Primetime Emmy Award wins across major program categories, Daytime Emmy Awards, SAG Awards, NAACP Image Awards, Peabody Awards, AFI Awards, Critics Choice Awards, Critics Choice Documentary Awards, Kidscreen Awards, and many more," the company said in a press release.
Apple highlighted comedy series Ted Lasso as one of its most popular titles.
An Oscar? Not yet even though Greyhound and Wolfwalkers were nominated. The Tragedy of Macbeth, which will premiere on the service tomorrow January 14, is widely viewed as one of the most promising Oscar contenders this year.
Netflix, which has produced original content since 2013, has landed at least 267 award wins and 1018 nominations, according to a list on Wikipedia. In 2013, Netflix became the first streaming service to land an Emmy nomination for House of Cards, which also won an Emmy later that year. Netflix produces far more shows and movies than Apple TV+.
The Tragedy of Macbeth is Apple's most promising Oscar contender for 2022. Photo: TV+
Apple TV+ in 2022
In 2022, you can look forward the new seasons of Ted Lasso, Servant, Mythic Quest, Ted Lasso, Physical, and Truth Be Told.
New confirmed titles include WeCrashed, The Afterparty, Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock, Severance, Suspicion, and The Sky is Everywhere.
Most, if not all, Apple TV+ titles are available in 4K Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
The Apple TV app, which is required to watch Apple TV+, is available on over a billion devices, according to the company. This includes recent TV models from LG, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sony, TCL and Vizio, consoles like PlayStation and Xbox as well as the Apple TV box.
Apple TV+ has a free 7-day trial after which it costs $5 per month.