The Truth About Apple TV+

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  • Published: 28 September 2019
  • Apple is diving head-first into the streaming wars, with a new slate of original programming. That sounds great, but what does it all mean? From the shows you'll get to the price you'll pay for it, we've rounded up everything you need to know about Apple TV+.

    Everyone clutching their wallets can breathe a sigh of relief. Apple TV+ is going to be among the most affordable of the major streaming services, launching at only $4.99 per month. This is less than half the cost of Netflix's most popular plan, which is $12.99 per month, or Hulu's ad-free plan at $11.99. It's also less than a third of the cost of the upcoming HBO Max, which is likely to cost anywhere from $15 to $18 per month.

    More comparable to the price point of Apple TV+ are CBS All Access at $5.99 per month, Hulu's $5.99 ad-supported plan, and Disney+, which will cost $6.99 per month when it launches in November.

    However, for early birds who jumped on Disney's special offer and paid up-front in August of 2019, they'll have gotten the best bargain of all, snagging Disney+ for three years for less than $4 per month. It's a commitment, but a cheap commitment.

    Right now, Apple TV+ can't compete with that not unless they also decide to roll out a similar discount, designed to tie subscribers to their service for a few years.

    Just a little over seven months after the tech company first announced their new streaming service, Apple TV+ will hit screens beginning on November 1, 2019. The app will launch simultaneously in over 100 countries and regions, meaning that no matter where you're located, there's a pretty good chance you'll be able to access the service before the end of the year. Keep watching the video to learn the truth about Apple TV+!

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    How much does it cost? | 0:20
    When's it launching? | 1:23
    Show me the shows | 2:09
    Show me the movies | 3:16
    Can I get a freebie? | 4:25
    What devices does it work with? | 5:18
    All-access pass | 6:28
    Can I download and go? | 7:18
    Binge time | 8:08
    What's in the library? | 9:11
    Can I take it for a spin? | 10:17
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Comments • 170

  • Looper
    Looper   3 weeks back

    What's your preferred streaming service?

    • Freddie Flintstone
      Freddie Flintstone  2 days back

      There don’t get what I want. I want to pick my channels. Maybe 10-15 channels. I don’t need a their shows.

      I think charter just came out with this option. Had anyone tried it?

    • Hippie Mind
      Hippie Mind  2 weeks back

      The one that's free

    • Daniel Harvey IV
      Daniel Harvey IV  3 weeks back

      YouTube

    • Howlstone 16
      Howlstone 16  3 weeks back

      Netflix ain't done yet

    • Ronan Stark
      Ronan Stark  3 weeks back

      @Franko u sike.

  • The Dude Abides
    The Dude Abides  38 minutes back

    So far, I'm not impressed with any of the planned content. Hopefully, Apple eventually gives me a hook to subscribe down the road with some juicy content.

    • Smokey187um1
      Smokey187um1  4 days back

      There are too many services, I'll be sticking with Netflix and Amazon prime, and I barely have time to watch them.

      • THE TORTURE CHAMBER
        THE TORTURE CHAMBER  4 days back

        Lmao this is a real negative video 😂😂😂😂😂😂 so many underhanded complements... 🤦🏾‍♂️

        • Ninjareml NR
          Ninjareml NR  5 days back

          Is Apple just adding + now

          • Mickey Conway
            Mickey Conway  5 days back

            Apple TV + is on Roku currently

            • Just J
              Just J  5 days back

              They (Netflix,Hulu, internet providers aka isp’s ect..) always start at a lower price, remember the 4.99 price? ... once hooked it slowly goes up in price by a few dollars at a time, just so you don’t panic, just like the frog in the pot of water that boils slowly phrase...standard business model, sadly, every single product of the sort does it... we all, well a majority has tried to “cut the cable” have now found all these corporations seemed to work together on gathering up content and putting up a monthly fees to get access, seems like it was all planned to get you back, add up what you pay then look at who funds what.. it’ll make sense when you do...

              • Nicolaas Drijver
                Nicolaas Drijver  6 days back

                One big advertisement. Lucky I'm with android.

                • Ant Brad
                  Ant Brad  6 days back

                  What are you talking about??? The €4.99pm Apple plus does not grant access to movies etc! That is the fee to the gameplay only!! So you can’t compare that to Netflix!! You need to do your homework sweetheart

                  • Bubble Vest
                    Bubble Vest  1 weeks back

                    $5 a month to watch Jennifer Aniston and Oprah shows?
                    I’d rather watch public access tv

                    • bwalya kauseni
                      bwalya kauseni  2 weeks back

                      WOW. this video is seriously well made.

                      • Paul D
                        Paul D  2 weeks back

                        It’s only a little bit cheaper than Netflix in the UK...but lets face it - Apple TV+ is not offering anywhere near as much Netflix, hulu, or amazon prime... had they included their iTunes titles (just like Apple Music does) then I’d be happy to pay £9.99 ... at the moment it is a very poor service

                        • JB Dragon
                          JB Dragon  2 weeks back

                          Remember this service is FREE when buying most Apple Products including an Apple TV. Then you get the service for FREE for a year!!!

                          • David Jacobson
                            David Jacobson  2 weeks back

                            Me and my 3 teens still subscribe to NETFLIX. I just subscribed to Disney+ yesterday for 3 years at a discount. I attended an event in NYC on: 10/3//19: A night with M Night and full cast for Apple TV+ new show: SERVANT. I might consider Apple TV+, if Apple comes up with another lower price promotion.

                            • Stefan Lee
                              Stefan Lee  2 weeks back

                              I don’t understand. I live in the UK and I’ve had Disney Life for a while now and been paying £4.99 a month for it. It has all the Pixar movies, Star Wars cartoons Disney Classics etc... is this some pre service cos I keep hearing its yet to be released? What’s the difference going to be?

                              • battlefronter007
                                battlefronter007  3 weeks back

                                Gosh.... These streaming Services are getting way outta hand
                                I hope in five years half of these are gone

                                • pr0jectSkyneT
                                  pr0jectSkyneT  3 weeks back

                                  Every video streaming service still has mediocre video and audio quality due to heavy compression that is lossy. I'll stick to REMUXED Blu Ray and 4k thank you.

                                  • fulaan1
                                    fulaan1  3 weeks back

                                    No licensed content??? 👎

                                    • The Dude Abides
                                      The Dude Abides  33 minutes back

                                      Uh.. that's a GOOD thing. A streaming service is only as good as the originals it produces. Licensed content is pretty much worthless if other services provide the same content or if it can be rented elsewhere.

                                    • JB Dragon
                                      JB Dragon  2 weeks back

                                      fulaan1

                                      Why have the same crap as other streaming sites? Netflix has been moving to all their own content. After all, everyone else wants their content on their own service which is why all Marvel will be gone from Netflix for example. If I can watch the content someplace else, why sigh up to Apple? If you buy pretty much any Apple product, you get the service free for a year, otherwise wait a few months as more and more content gets released.

                                  • Vicious B
                                    Vicious B  3 weeks back

                                    The shows all look rubbish..

                                    • Ben Y. Thomasian
                                      Ben Y. Thomasian  3 weeks back

                                      I canceled Netflix and bought into the special 3 year deal for Disney+

                                      • The Dude Abides
                                        The Dude Abides  31 minutes back

                                        In a month or two, you'll be resubscribing to netflix since you'll get bored as hell from the kiddy content on Disney. Disney+ is pure hype. There will be a hype bubble for several months, but then it will eventually die down and Netflix will end up being the winner (since a lot of people will probably cancel cable and stick with Netflix).

                                    • Mike Zerker
                                      Mike Zerker  3 weeks back

                                      They need to release the entire season all at once! I’ve gotten used to Netflix doing this to the point that I will DVR an entire season of episodes of a tv show before I watch it

                                      • Bummy Davis
                                        Bummy Davis  3 weeks back

                                        YouTube, Disney and Netflix is all I need..oh and prime

                                        • Darth Tater
                                          Darth Tater  3 weeks back

                                          So far apple doesn’t have anything I want to see

                                          • Trigger Happy
                                            Trigger Happy  3 weeks back

                                            Sony Crackle which was free was better than this and that just shut down on a long run and that was available on just about everything lol.

                                            • Trigger Happy
                                              Trigger Happy  3 weeks back

                                              Buy a cheap itouch or refurbished one to get your money's worth. See is the only thing that looks interesting but the subscription has nothing to watch.

                                              • John
                                                John  3 weeks back

                                                This is why Kodi thrives. Folks simply don't want all these restrictions on something they are paying for. How many downloads, where we can down load on what device, when it expires etc...

                                                The best streaming option is Kodi.. turn it on search for a title, click play. Doesn't matter who made the film who distributed who owns it.

                                                • Mike Zerker
                                                  Mike Zerker  3 weeks back

                                                  OMG! All these separate Apps with individual costs makes me want to have good old cable back with all the channels for 1 price!

                                                  • John Covington
                                                    John Covington  5 days back

                                                    Mike Zerker Exactly! It’s getting out of control.

                                                • Zero Tolerance
                                                  Zero Tolerance  3 weeks back

                                                  the content line up for Apple tv looks pretty weak.

                                                  • Andrew Sep
                                                    Andrew Sep  3 weeks back

                                                    Nothing but their stuff on there is what the problem is going to be.

                                                    • cusman
                                                      cusman  3 weeks back

                                                      I like that buying an Apple device will include Apple TV+ for 1-year. That is the only way I'll end up having any subscription to Apple TV+. My Netflix subscription comes through my T-Mobile service and my Amazon Prime Video comes through my household Amazon Prime shipping spend.

                                                      I just don't watch enough "tv" content to justify going out of way to have subscription to one of these services, but if other parts of lifestyle can get me access to these, then I am able to enjoy some content when I feel like it or I hear enough positive buzz about something to seek it out.

                                                      • Marcus Young
                                                        Marcus Young  3 weeks back

                                                        Well at least I have a year to check out the service seeing that I purchased the Apple tv4k

                                                      • Marcus Young
                                                        Marcus Young  3 weeks back

                                                        Well at least I have a year to check out the service seeing that I purchased the Apple tv4k

                                                        • Marcus Young
                                                          Marcus Young  3 weeks back

                                                          Well at least I have a year to check out the service seeing that I purchased the Apple tv4k

                                                          • DALi
                                                            DALi  3 weeks back

                                                            and then there's streaming that costs 0$ per month

                                                            • AYUSH GARG
                                                              AYUSH GARG  3 weeks back

                                                              The real deal is in India, only 100 a month, plus you can share it with your family 😂😂

                                                              • EternallyAnime
                                                                EternallyAnime  3 weeks back

                                                                Well, I’m planning to buy an iPhone 11 before Christmas so I’ll take the free year, but can’t say I’d pay for it individually. But overall, I’m more interested in Disney+

                                                                • Timothy Landry
                                                                  Timothy Landry  3 weeks back

                                                                  APPLE TV+ will be in last place, give it a few years and it’ll have potential.

                                                                  • Sean Costello
                                                                    Sean Costello  3 weeks back

                                                                    Nice paid for advert Looper.

                                                                    I will still download from PB though with my VPN...the few shows I might be interested in. Snoopy in Space sounds fun...and maybe that Jason Momoa thing is worth investigating.

                                                                    • Mad Planet
                                                                      Mad Planet  3 weeks back

                                                                      pass

                                                                      • Arthur Fleck
                                                                        Arthur Fleck  3 weeks back

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                                                                      • Alej Gibsot
                                                                        Alej Gibsot  3 weeks back

                                                                        4:99 a month for Apple TV+, that’s just 1 Starbucks Coffee. COUNT ME IN

                                                                        • Alej Gibsot
                                                                          Alej Gibsot  3 weeks back

                                                                          Mike Zerker

                                                                          LOL, your not wrong. It will go up just like Disney+

                                                                        • Mike Zerker
                                                                          Mike Zerker  3 weeks back

                                                                          Alej Gibsot I’m skeptical that the cost will stay that way for very long

                                                                      • Carlos Spicy Weiner
                                                                        Carlos Spicy Weiner  3 weeks back

                                                                        The truth about AppleTV+ and the ending of Infinity Wars finally revealed!

                                                                        • Keydog Kong
                                                                          Keydog Kong  3 weeks back

                                                                          I already got mine

                                                                          • Eww Oppp
                                                                            Eww Oppp  3 weeks back

                                                                            So 5 a month for a streaming service that will only have like 4 shows? That's apple for ya hahah

                                                                            • Leroy Pang
                                                                              Leroy Pang  3 weeks back

                                                                              🌿

                                                                              • Isaac Leon
                                                                                Isaac Leon  3 weeks back

                                                                                I mean... Yeah 5 bucks sounds cool, but 5 bucks for 10 shows? That's a joke.

                                                                                • Isaac Leon
                                                                                  Isaac Leon  2 weeks back

                                                                                  @ultranoob I hope you're right

                                                                                • ultranoob
                                                                                  ultranoob  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Isaac Leon maybe ... but we both don’t know that for sure yet 🤷🏼‍♂️
                                                                                  and given Apple‘s track record, the list of people that were involved plus their philosophy when it comes to art it’s basically a safe bet that this library‘s gonna kick ass.

                                                                                • Isaac Leon
                                                                                  Isaac Leon  2 weeks back

                                                                                  @ultranoob lol you're giving them way too much credit way too soon

                                                                                • ultranoob
                                                                                  ultranoob  2 weeks back

                                                                                  If their library is as good as it seems to be 5 bucks is a steal tbh. I’d rather be paying for quality than quantity. 🤓👍🏼
                                                                                  movies and TV shows shouldn’t be something we tune in to as white noise like junk food for your ears and eyes. it should be seen as an artistic form of human expression driven by stories and emotions, I hope we never forget that and I also hope Apple is in the position to bring that respect and appreciation for the art of cinema back to the general binge watching audience. 😊🙏🏼

                                                                                • Mike Zerker
                                                                                  Mike Zerker  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Isaac Leon I’m sure they’ll have a price hike as soon as they get their hooks in a bunch of people!

                                                                              • James Hampton
                                                                                James Hampton  3 weeks back

                                                                                If they can make Apple TVs not complete shit that’d be great.

                                                                                • Steve Nesselrode
                                                                                  Steve Nesselrode  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Anyone notice the the original programming that they have advertised so far seems very woke? No thanks.