Finally, Apple has detailed Apple TV+'s pricing and release date, at long last. If you were itching for some additional information on how much dough you were going to have to fork over each month for the new streaming service, Apple has you covered.
During today's Special Event in Cupertino, CA, Apple took the stage to announce that Apple TV+, the company's first video subscription service, will cost just $4.99 a month with a 7-day free trial. Plus, starting today, anyone who buys an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, or Mac gets one year of Apple TV+ for free. Then, if you use the Family Sharing program, you can share the subscription with up to six family members. That's really not a bad deal, especially with the variety of shows coming to the platform.
At launch, it will include series, movies, and documentaries like "See," "For All Mankind," "Dickinson," and more. It will be available November 1 in over 100 countries, and will continue to rotate in new content as time stretches on, much like Netflix or Hulu.
“Apple TV+ is an unprecedented global video service with an all-original slate,” said 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.”
Those who sign up can watch content online and offline with ad-free and on demand options on the Apple TV app, which will be available on all iOS devices and most Samsung smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and other devices. You can go ahead and start watching trailers and adding Apple TV+ shows and content to Up Next on the app, so you can get notifications on what's coming up on the service and when the episodes of the show you want to watch are ready to go.
Will you be subscribing to Apple+, or is it another service that you'll find difficult opening your home and wallet up for? Let us know in the comments below.