The Truth About Apple TV+
- Published: 28 September 2019
- Apple is diving head-first into the streaming wars, with a new slate of original programming. That sounds great, but what does it all mean? From the shows you'll get to the price you'll pay for it, we've rounded up everything you need to know about Apple TV+.
Everyone clutching their wallets can breathe a sigh of relief. Apple TV+ is going to be among the most affordable of the major streaming services, launching at only $4.99 per month. This is less than half the cost of Netflix's most popular plan, which is $12.99 per month, or Hulu's ad-free plan at $11.99. It's also less than a third of the cost of the upcoming HBO Max, which is likely to cost anywhere from $15 to $18 per month.
More comparable to the price point of Apple TV+ are CBS All Access at $5.99 per month, Hulu's $5.99 ad-supported plan, and Disney+, which will cost $6.99 per month when it launches in November.
However, for early birds who jumped on Disney's special offer and paid up-front in August of 2019, they'll have gotten the best bargain of all, snagging Disney+ for three years for less than $4 per month. It's a commitment, but a cheap commitment.
Right now, Apple TV+ can't compete with that not unless they also decide to roll out a similar discount, designed to tie subscribers to their service for a few years.
Just a little over seven months after the tech company first announced their new streaming service, Apple TV+ will hit screens beginning on November 1, 2019. The app will launch simultaneously in over 100 countries and regions, meaning that no matter where you're located, there's a pretty good chance you'll be able to access the service before the end of the year. Keep watching the video to learn the truth about Apple TV+!
How much does it cost? | 0:20
When's it launching? | 1:23
Show me the shows | 2:09
Show me the movies | 3:16
Can I get a freebie? | 4:25
What devices does it work with? | 5:18
All-access pass | 6:28
Can I download and go? | 7:18
Binge time | 8:08
What's in the library? | 9:11
Can I take it for a spin? | 10:17