Last few days were exciting waiting for Apple’s streaming service, which now has a name. Apple tv+ is the name of the new streaming service. Honestly, from what we watched in the event, Apple may have a tough time competing against its rivals in this new video streaming space.
That’s mainly because of a limited number of shows that were introduced at the event, precisely, only five. The exclusive content will be produced by the likes of Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, Octavia Spencer, and Reese Witherspoon. Of course, Apple won’t be rolling out the streaming service with just five shows; it was just a trailer of what may unveil in the future.
Apple TV Plus Release Date and Pricing
According to Bloomberg, “Apple plans to roll out the Apple TV+ movie and TV subscription service by November, part of a drive to reach $50 billion in service sales by 2020.”
About the subscription of Apple TV+, people close to the matter reveals, “Apple hasn’t announced pricing for Apple TV+, but is weighing $9.99 a month, which would match Apple Music and Apple News+.”
The pricing of Apple TV+ is close to Netflix and Amazon Prime, which charge as little as $8.99, while Disney+ plans to seek $6.99 when its service debuts in November.
During its March event (2019), Apple CEO Tim Cook laid special emphasis on the TV shows and movies the company was planning to launch. To make it a tremendous success, Apple roped in the most creative minds in TV and film.
One of the notable points of the entire TV Plus launch was how Tim Cook emphasized on the art of storytelling. From this, it is almost sure that Apple exclusive shows will have a solid script and great storyline to entertain viewers. On the contrary, it is was somewhat disappointing because the shows that were introduced didn’t look that appealing.
Maybe that is because of the hype that was created around the streaming services. We had our expectations in the sky, while Apple bought us back on the earth – to reality.
It was also called as Netflix killer by some well-known blogs; honestly, it was nowhere near it. But I may be completely wrong; only time can tell that if you are wondering about the release date and pricing, head south.
That’s all for now!
Personally, I was a bit disappointed with today’s Apple event. Not just content, the event stream wasn’t entertaining; it didn’t have that suspense or surprise element at any point. And when finally, TV Plus was announced, the hopes were high. But they quickly shattered as the curtain raised. I hope my disappointed is proven wrong with the public version when rolled out. Until then, I’ll just wait and watch what Apple has in store for its users.