The wait is over. After Apple announced at its September 2019 event that its Apple TV Plus streaming service was going to be officially launched in more than 100 countries and regions globally. Now the streaming platform is available.
As of November 1, Apple TV Plus offers a series of new and exclusive programs, films and original documentaries. It has also included ‘The Morning Show’, ‘Dickinson’. Watch ‘For All Mankind’ and ‘The Elephant Queen’.
The service is available on a variety of devices from the Apple TV application. Such as iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac and other platforms such as Roku, as well as online at tv.apple.com.
Apple TV Plus has arrived to try to dethrone Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and other streaming platforms. Its price is lower than the competition $ 4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial.
To make the offer even more attractive, Apple announced that customers who buy any iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch or Mac can enjoy a year of Apple TV Plus for free. In addition, through family sharing up to six family members can share a single subscription.
“With Apple TV Plus we present completely original stories of the brightest and most creative minds, and we know that viewers will find their new favorite show or movie in our service. Each Apple TV Plus original offers its own unique story. A fresh perspective and a powerful message; all to entertain, connect and inspire cultural conversations,” said Apple’s World video chief Zack van Amburg.
Original Productions which can beat Netflix
It is no longer a secret that Apple TV Plus wants to beat Netflix in its own playground that of the original productions. The technology giant plans to make six medium-budget films every year. With the intention of generating enthusiasm for Apple TV Plus and obtaining Oscar nominations.
According to the New York Post, the original Apple TV Plus movies will cost between $ 5 million and $ 30 million each and will be in charge of recognized talents in Hollywood. The movement towards the original content was inspired by the film Roma, directed by Mexican Alfonso Cuarón, who was a candidate for the Oscar for Best Film in 2019. And he won the category of Best Foreign Film.
On the other hand, focus features, the studio behind Lady Bird and the Dallas Buyer’s Club were also a great inspiration.
However, Apple does not have the kind of accumulated content that Disney is taking advantage of explosively launch its Disney Plus service. In addition to calling attention to Apple TV Plus during the awards season, the production of new films will be a good way to generate material for your streaming service. Although it is not ruled out that the company buys a complete library of productions from a good purchaser.