You can now access Apple TV Plus service in every way as a device, as its release date of November 1 has finally arrived – but will it, according to Tim Cook's mayor, be "unlike anything that has come before? " 19659002] We are currently working on a full review, but we have all the information you could want if you want to give it a free seven-day trial.
We know a lot more about Apple TV Plus pricing and release date, with a monthly subscription model of $ 4.99 / £ 4.99 / $ AU7.99 that undermines many competing services like Netflix or Hulu – with the ability to share between six different family members , if you have so many close relatives.
Plus, when you buy an iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV, you get one year's subscription for free ̵
We've kept a close eye on programming scheduled for service, and you can check out our guide to the Apple TV Plus show for specific titles with everyone from Aquaman's Jason Mamoa to Deadpool's Ryan Reynolds. Apple already dominates as a content seller and distributor, so it will be interesting to see how they go about creating that content themselves.
For all the prices, launch dates and hype you need to know about Apple TV Plus, read on below.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? A competing streaming service on which Apple will place its own content, among other titles.
- When is it released? It's out now
- How much will it cost? $ 4.99 per month / £ 4.99 / AU $ 7.99, but when you buy an iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV you will get one year's subscription for free.
Our ongoing review of Apple TV Plus
It's almost too easy to sign up for Apple TV Plus, so if you think you will stick to it doesn't matter right now. We were able to get a 12-month free trial thanks to the purchase of an iPhone 11 Pro Max, and it did not require proof of purchase or receipt as we had feared. Apple's TV app already knows, which was a relief.
Of course, there's a 7-day free trial of the Apple TV Plus service if you haven't purchased a new iPhone, iPad, or Mac recently. We needed to confirm our credit card for $ 4.99 a month after the lawsuit ended, and we paid with Apple Pay (which means 3% back when we are eventually charged).
With the press of the blue & # 39; Enjoy 1 Year Free & # 39; button and a face-lock confirmation of a payment method, a Play Episode button on the first show we navigated to: The Morning Show.
It was nice to see an episode of this almost pulled from the headline drama, and we can enjoy had the Max version of the iPhone. While watching it on an iPad, Mac or Apple TV will provide a larger screen, it will be durable on a 6.5-inch screen when traveling. Dolby Vision and HDR10 on the new iPhones show their true colors here.
We had the option to download or stream the four original content programs in the app. They are mixed with mainstream movies and TV shows to buy or rent from Apple and other vendors, including Amazon.
Apple TV Plus release date and price
At Apple's iPhone 11 launch, Tim Cook confirmed that Apple TV Plus will launch on November 1, and the company has made good on that promise.
Unlike the Hulu base package, Apple TV Plus is ad-free from the start, and available in 100 plus countries through part of the Apple TV app on smart TVs, macOS and iOS.
Apple TV Plus Prices
Apple TV Plus will cost only $ 4.99 / £ 4.99 AU $ 7.99 per month – and if you buy an iPhone, iPad, Mac or AppleTV, you get a year subscription free.
It's even cheaper than Netflix's cheapest subscription, which costs $ 9 (£ 5.99 / AU $ 9.99) per month, in addition to cheaper than the soon-to-be-launched Disney Plus, which will cost $ 6.99 (around £ 6 / AU $ 10) per month.
Apple TV Plus: Stars, Shows and Channels
The streaming service will offer exclusive shows, films and documentaries from renowned filmmakers, including JJ Abrams, Steven Spielberg and M. Night Shyamalan.
The service will include shows like Amazing Stories and The Morning Show, and stars such as Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell and Jason Momoa are signed up to join. There is even a show for young people called Helpsters.
The Helpsters are aimed at primary school and follow a team of "lively monsters who love to solve problems," according to Apple. It is led by Sesame Street puppet Cody, who (as her name suggests) will help children learn the basics of coding – which will no doubt appeal to parents.
It has also been announced that Oprah and Prince Harry will also team up for a mental health docu-series, coming to Apple TV Plus in 2020.
In a statement posted to Instagram, Prince said Harry "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 better understand ourselves and those around us."
Most recently, Apple dropped a trailer for a revisionist comedy biopic about poet Emily Dickinson's life, starring Hailee Steinfeld, and Apple is so confident that it has already renewed it for a second season. You can get a taste of the anachronistic music and dance moves – in the style of Yorgos Lanthimos & # 39; The Favorite – in the trailer below.
Other new shows include a musical recording of Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol, with Will Ferrell (Anchorman, Step Brothers) and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool, Green Lantern).
WWDC 2019 also saw the unveiling of a new alternative historical show from Battlestar Galactica's show lead, Ron Moore – also renewed for a second season before the first one has even dropped, for All Mankind will reflect the space race of the 1960s and 1970s, from a position that sees the Soviet Union put the man on the moon first Find its first trailer below:
Recently we found out that M. Night Shyamalan's Servant TV series is coming to Apple TV Plus 28. November, Engadget reports that a couple are bringing an "unnecessary life-like doll into their home after losing their baby." Sounds spooky.
What are Apple TV channels?
In addition to Apple TV Plus introduced Apple Apple TV channel laughs, which combine cable subscription services and streaming services like Amazon Prime Video in the Apple TV app. (Unfortunately, Apple TV channels have not integrated Netflix.)
Apple TV channels will be integrated into the Apple TV app on iOS as of May, and on MacOS later this year, but will sit outside Apple TV Plus "Purview.
So Apple TV Plus is like Netflix?
That's where things get a little confusing, while on stage, Tim Cook makes it very clear that Apple TV Plus isn't like Netflix – at least not yet. the service will offer original content with boat load, Apple TV Plus will not offer licensed content like Netflix or Amazon Prime does, covering all syndicated shows, such as The Big Bang Theory, Mr. Robot or Seinfeld.
For now, you still need to purchase these programs through iTunes or via your terrestrial cable app on Apple TV channels and contact Apple Plus for the library of originals.
There is also the question of availability. Cook named a number of major TV producers to offer the new Apple TV app pretty in the main note, but never came close to mentioning all of the platforms where Netflix is available, such as Android TV, PCs and laptops and non-Apple tablets. We now know that Samsung will at least support Apple TV Plus on its launch through smart TVs.
It's also worth mentioning that Apple Plus has been compared to Disney's upcoming streaming service, Disney Plus. But it seems that even if they can compete on the streaming site, Disney Plus will still be available through Apple TV.
- Disney Plus: Disney streaming service on Netflix (and Apple)