Apple finally unveil details about Apple TV plus and its pricing point. The company used a press event for the introduction of the new iPhone Tuesday to announce that its Apple TV Plus service is going to launch in 100 countries on Nov. 1
Yup 100 countries you read it right, The service will be priced at $4.99 per month, and Apple is granting loyal customers a long introductory period: Anyone who buys a new Apple device will receive a whole year of free Apple TV Plus.
Apple TV Plus will be available on Apple devices, the web, and Samsung smart TVs at launch, and come to Amazon Fire TV, LG, Roku, Sony and Vizio devices at some point int he future as well.
People will have three months after activating their new device to claim the offer, according to a press release. If the device is purchased and activated before Apple TV Plus launches, customers will have three months starting November 1st. Apple is also allowing up to six family members to share one Apple TV Plus subscription, and watch using their own Apple ID and password. It’s important to note that the subscription will automatically renew at $4.99 per month after one year.
At $4.99 per month, TV Plus sits directly below two of its major competitors, Netflix and Disney. Netflix’s most popular plan is currently available for $12.99 a month, and Disney+ is set to launch on November 12th for $6.99 a month. Disney will also offer its own bundle with ad-supported Hulu and sports streaming service, ESPN+, for $12.99 a month.
Apple is launching its service with only a few key series, including Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston’s The Morning Show and Hailee Steinfeld’s drama series about poet Emily Dickinson, Dickinson.
Lets see what other shows the service will bring, as its is quite few compared to its competitors.