Pricing and availability for the Apple TV+ video subscription service will be announced later this fall.
The announcement was accompanied by visits from several of the creative minds involved with Apple TV+ programming.
PRICES | Not yet available, though the service will be ad-free. "Now we are going to take games even further with Apple Arcade, the first game subscription service for mobile, desktop and the living room", said Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. Walt Disney Co.is launching its own service this year, armed with an imposing library that became more formidable with its purchase of 21st Century Fox's films and TV series. Apple is putting a big focus on helping you find stuff to watch. Users can also bounce between devices, picking up on their TV where you left off on their iPhone, for instance.
- Oprah: Winfrey said she has two documentaries in the works for Apple TV Plus (one on mental health, one on the toll of sexual harassment in the workplace) and is planning "the most stimulating book club on the planet". Netflix already has more than 139 million customers, while Hulu and Amazon.com Inc. have tens of millions.
The Apple TV app will deliver the streaming service to all devices and smart TVs. But some publishers are wary to participate in Apple's news service because the company is reportedly taking 50 per cent of subscription revenue. Subscribers will also get some content from The Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal.
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But Apple was quick to stress its games can be played offline and the company won't collect any data you don't agree to. Apple Arcade will release in Fall 2019, which means we can expect it to launch between September and November 2019.
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Though much of what we saw regarding Apple's original programming plans came in the way of speeches from various TV stars, the shows we learned about all seem to have intriguing premises. It will feature Apple's original shows and movies.
So how is Apple TV Plus not a streaming service?
During the presentation, Cook said 70% of retailers in the USA allow payment via Apple Pay, while in Australia the company claims the figure is at 99%. "And that's on everything (not just Apple Pay purchases)", he said. "People will sign up for it, but that will be mostly because they love Apple, not because this card is better than anything that already exists", said CreditCards.com analyst Ted Rossman.
This will allow users to subscribe to and watch new Apple TV channels on demand - paying for only services they want.
In addition to being accessible on Apple TV boxes, the Apple TV app-and presumably the Apple TV Plus service-will be available on other Apple screens, including Macs.
Now it makes sense why those specific rates weren't splashed on the Apple theater screen like other perks about the card, like no global fees and 2 percent cash back on Apple Pay purchases.