Published: Thu, September 12, 2019
Tech | By Anita Cain

Apple's new streaming service targets Netflix, Amazon Prime

Apple's new streaming service targets Netflix, Amazon Prime

The Apple TV+ price range will begin at A$7.99 per month and be available in over 100 countries. Which ones will be ready by then?

Apple TV+ will be available to users in India starting 1 November and will be available to users at just Rs 99 per month.

Apple's news comes on the heels of Disney's big announcement at their special event D23 in Anaheim, California, of their own new streaming service, Disney+ with a higher price point of $6.99 per month. There's also a drama planned, The Morning Show, starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, and Steve Carell. Through Family Sharing, up to six family members can share one Apple TV+ subscription.

'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 favourite show or movie on our service'.

Apple, in fact, is already using the video service to promote iPhones, offering a free year of Apple TV Plus with new device purchases.

Apple TV+ will arrive about two weeks before a new Disney+ streaming television service, which costs $2 more per month.

Additionally, content will be accessible through tv.apple.com on the internet, newer Samsung smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV, LG, Roku, Sony and Vizio in the future. However, if choice is what is required, users can subscribe to other premium services and Apple TV Channels.

Apple Arcade features a library of over a hundred games from popular and indie developers, which aren't available on any other mobile platform or subscription service.

With Apple's shows, most series will debut three episodes at launch, with new episodes released weekly thereafter.

This is a subscription service that has been called the Netflix of games.

The Sunrise Freedom Europe Data is available for CHF 65 instead of CHF 75 per month, while the Sunrise Freedom Europe & US is available for CHF 75 instead of CHF 130 per month.

But there was no bundle with Apple Music or other services at the latest launch as some analysts had expected, although Creative Strategies analyst Ben Bajarin said the TV service, gaming service and the base model iPhone 11 seem created to draw in users for the longer term.

At launch, it will include series, movies, and documentaries like "See", "For All Mankind", "Dickinson", and more.

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