Published: Wed, September 11, 2019
Tech | By Anita Cain

Apple Arcade Available On 19 September; Family Subscription Costs US$4.99

Apple Arcade Available On 19 September; Family Subscription Costs US$4.99

The shares of Netflix (NFLX) and Disney (DIS) fell sharply on Tuesday, after streaming rival Apple announced its long-awaited Apple TV+ subscription would cost $4.99 - a rock-bottom level that undercuts the pricing on both services. Clients can anticipate the platform to be accessible in 100 global locations and shall be accessible by the Apple TV app. Apple introduced that subscribers will get one of many streaming service without spending a dime whenever you purchase a Mac, iPhone, or iPad. There will be no ads or in-app purchases in any of the Arcade games and they will be playable on or offline on iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV, with Xbox or PS4 controller support on certain devices.

The service will also allow up to six family members to access one subscription using Family Sharing.

Apple is finally ready to enter the streaming wars, and its new service will cost about half as much as we thought.

To quickly recap, Apple Arcade is a video game subscription service by the company.

What just happened? Apple's Arcade and TV Plus subscriptions will make their proper debuts on September 19th and November 1st, respectively. The company is offering a seven-day free trial for the service, so you'll be able to test everything out and see if you like the content library. It will be available on November 1, not long before Disney's new service Disney+, which launches on November 12.

Considering its $4.99 price tag, the Apple Arcade gaming service seems like a pretty sweet deal.

On stage on Tuesday, Cook introduced a new trailer for a fourth original show: "See", starring Jason Momoa of "Aquaman" and "Game of Thrones" fame. The half-hour comedy stars Hailee Steinfeld of True Grit fame as poet Emily Dickinson.

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.

Subscribers will pay $5.99 per month for access to the service, which includes original TV shows, movies and documentaries.

Apple also announced the upgraded new seventh-generation iPad, starting at $329, featuring a 10.2-inch Retina display and innovations including Apple Pencil2 support, the fast A10 Fusion chip, and advanced cameras and sensors. Winfrey will also revive her famous book club at Apple.

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