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October 12, 2019

The Release Date, Price and Everything to Expect:

At the Apple’s Spring event March 2019, a brand-new Television streaming service was announced by the company. According to Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, Apple TV + is ‘’unlike anything that has come before’’. Now finally at the launch event of iPhone 11 in September 2019, Tim Cook formally revealed the date of release and the price of Apple TV Plus. For long Apple wanted to break the bubble of mighty Hollywood and with Apple Tv+, the company has taken a leap. It is not just confined to selling movies and TV but is even going to produce as well. Sharing the details below what we know till now. 


What Apple TV Plus is?

A streaming service by Apple to place its own created content on along with streaming other titles. Apple TV+ is going to be ad-free from its basic package (unlike Hulu) and will be available in more than 100 countries via Apple TV app on iOS, MacOS and other Smart TVs.

Price

Apple TV+ is going tocost $4.99 / £4.99 / $AU7.99 / AED 19.99 per month and within this cost itself, it can be shared between six family members. The price is same as that of Apple Arcade and can be said is cheaper than the lowest subscription cost of Netflix.

 Besides, on purchase of iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV one-year subscription of Apple TV+ service is free of cost.

Release Date

As announced in the launch event, the streaming service will be available from 1st November 2019.

Stars, Shows and channels to expect

On Apple TV+. We are going to get Some of the most exclusive shows, documentaries and movies from well known filmmakers on our screens. M. Night Shyamalan, Steven Spielberg and JJ Abrams to name a few names.

Apple confirmed about a few titles at the time of launch for Apple TV Plus-

  1. the post-apocalyptic thriller starring Momoa
  2.  ‘The Morning show’ starringstarring WitherspoonAniston and Steve Carell , which is about the morning news broadcast and another show ‘Amazing Stories’ as well.
  3. The comedy show ‘Dickinson’ about the poetEmily Dickinson as a young woman starring Steinfeld. Creator of the show, Alena Smith calls it as "crazy psychedelic" version of the 1850s.
  4. A reteller of the space race ‘For All Mankind’
  5. There are shows specifically designed for children, which is brilliant shot by the company. A show named ‘Helpsters’ created for youngsters, which according to Apple is about ‘’vibrant monsters who love to solve problems’’. Another one named Sesame Street puppet Cody, which is going to help children in learning coding.
  6. Another kid’s show ‘Ghostwriter’ about four kids who team up with a ghost in a neighbourhood bookstore.
  7. ‘Snoopy in Space’ which is an animated series.
  8. A documentary film called ‘The Elephant Queen’ which is about a mother elephant.
  9.  Oprah's Book Club that features Winfrey herself.

Besides these shows being streamed in the service by Apple, a few stars like Steve Carell, Reese Witherspoon, and Jason Momoa have been signed up as well.

Another big news which says that Oprah and prince Harry are teaming up for a series which revolves around mental health issues and it’s going to be somewhere in 2020. Regarding this series, Prince Harry on his Instagram profile wrote, "our hope is that this series will be positive, enlightening and inclusive – sharing global stories of unparalleled human spirit fighting back from the darkest places, and the opportunity for us to understand ourselves and those around us better."

There are many exciting series and shows jamming some big stars in the row. For instance, a trailer is recently released by Apple of a revisionist comedy-biopic on the life of the poet Emily Dickinson, which has Hailee Steinfeld as the starring cast.

There is another thing Apple TV Channels, along with Apple TV Plus, that combines streaming services like Amazon prime Video and Cable subscription services onto the Apple TV app. However, Netflix is excluded from being the part of the Apple TV channels.

What else we know?

Unlike Netflix, the shows of Apple TV Plus will won’t have any commercials or ads. It is also confirmed that we can download the shows to watch them later offline. There will be some shows which will be released all at once while some will be released with three episodes at first and then on weekly basis. 4K resolutions for videos will also be supported by Apple TV Plus. Everything sound exciting and cool about this streaming service by Apple and we are pretty sure that through the exclusivity of content, the company is going to be benefitted in the sales of iPhones as well. 


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