Apple TV+ Streaming Service Set to Launch November 1 for $4.99 Per Month
Posted Tue Sep 10, 2019 at 10:30 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
Pricing and availability for Apple's new streaming platform have finally been revealed.
Apple has officially announced a launch date and subscription price for Apple TV+. The new ad-free digital video service will be available November 1 for a monthly subscription price of $4.99. In addition, customers who purchase an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch or Mac can also now receive one year of Apple TV+ for free.
"With Apple TV+, we are presenting all-original stories from the best, brightest and most creative minds, and we know viewers will find their new favorite show or movie on our service," said Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. "Each Apple TV+ original offers its own unique story, fresh perspective and powerful message — all meant to entertain, connect and inspire cultural conversations."
Apple TV+ content will be available through the company's existing Apple TV app, offering access to exclusive movies, shows, and documentaries from an impressive roster of filmmakers, writers, and performers. Exclusive shows and movies will be added regularly starting November 1, and all content will be available to stream online or to download for offline playback via the Apple TV app.
Here's a rundown of some of the launch titles set to premiere exclusively through Apple TV+ on November 1 per Apple:
- See - An epic drama starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard, is set 600 years in the future after a virus has decimated humankind and rendered the remaining population blind. When all humanity has lost the sense of sight, humans must adapt and find new ways to survive.
- The Morning Show - A cutthroat drama starring and executive produced by Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, and starring Steve Carell, explores the world of morning news and the ego, ambition and the misguided search for power behind the people who help America wake up in the morning.
- Dickinson - A darkly comedic coming-of-age story, explores the constraints of society, gender and family through the lens of rebellious young poet, Emily Dickinson.
- For All Mankind - A new series from Ronald D. Moore, imagines what would have happened if the global space race never ended and the space program remained the cultural centerpiece of America’s hopes and dreams.
- Helpsters - A new children’s series from the makers of “Sesame Street,” stars Cody and a team of vibrant monsters who love to help solve problems. It all starts with a plan.
- Snoopy in Space - A new original from Peanuts Worldwide and DHX Media, takes viewers on a journey with Snoopy as he follows his dreams to become an astronaut. Together, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts crew take command of the International Space Station and explore the moon and beyond.
- Ghostwriter - A reinvention of the beloved original series, follows four kids who are brought together by a mysterious ghost in a neighborhood bookstore, and must team up to release fictional characters from works of literature.
- The Elephant Queen - An acclaimed documentary film and cinematic love letter to a species on the verge of extinction, follows a majestic matriarch elephant and her herd on an epic journey of life, loss and homecoming.
- Oprah Winfrey Projects - Winfey joins the world’' most compelling authors in conversation as she builds a vibrant, global book club community and other projects to connect with people around the world and share meaningful ways to create positive change.
The Apple TV app is currently available on Apple TV 4K as well as iPhone and iPad devices, and select Samsung TVs. In addition, customers can use AirPlay2 to stream content from the app on iOS mobile devices to select Samsung, VIZIO, and LG TVs. Likewise, access is also set to expand to smart TVs from Sony, along with Roku and FireTV devices in the future.
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