Apple TV+ Reveals Launch Date and Price

Written by: Rachel Goodman – September 11th, 2019 10:46am PT

We’ve been teased with the trailers, and now we finally know when we can watch the new shows (and Reese Witherspoon’s news show) coming to Apple TV+!

With already over 100 million views on the trailer for See, one of the upcoming shows to appear on Apple’s new streaming service, the future looks promising for Apple’s entry into the world of streaming. Back in March when Steven Spielberg first announced this new service, we didn’t know exactly what to expect. For the greater part of the year, we’ve known little more than some teases and hints at a few upcoming projects and stars attached.

That all changed Tuesday, September 10th, when Apple announced that their streaming service would be released on November 1st and priced at $4.99 per month. This is just two weeks shy of the much-anticipated Disney+ release.

Like Netflix, Apple TV+ will not have any ads. However, most of their shows will drop three episodes on release day followed by a new episode each week, making this a slightly less binge-worthy experience. Apple confirmed that a few of their shows would drop all episodes at once.

But here’s the real kicker…

Anyone who buys a new Apple device will receive a whole year of free Apple TV+ for free. This includes anyone who buys a new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or Mac. With this sort of incentive and low cost, it seems like a no-brainer that many will at least give this new service a chance.

Subscribers will be able to access Apple TV+ on all Apple devices, the web, and Samsung smart TVs. The service will also eventually extend to customers with Amazon Fire TV, LG TVs, Roku, Sony, and Vizio devices.

Aside from See, we also caught additional glimpses of a few other shows coming to an Apple device near you. The Morning Show is a drama about a morning news broadcast starring Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, and Jennifer Aniston. Dickinson is a comedy about poet Emily Dickinson starring Hailee Steinfeld. Other programs confirmed are a series featuring Oprah Winfrey, a program for children called Ghostwriter, and The Elephant Queen (a movie acquired from the Toronto Film Festival).

Look for Apple TV Plus releasing on November 1st, 2019.

About The Author:

Rachel Goodman is a Los Angeles based actress, host, and writer originally from a suburb of Philadelphia, PA. In college, Rachel wrote for the Penn State Abington Literary Review and was an editorialist for The Lion’s Roar and The Montgomery County Ticket.

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