It’s a big day for Apple, Apple announces a bunch of new services after announcing its new news subscription service Apple News+ but none of them are ready for launch yet. One of those services that have been expected for years from Apple, its new TV streaming service to the world, the company finally unveiled Apple TV+ are coming this fall.
Apple TV+ is what the Apple calling is “the new home for the world’s most creative storytellers featuring exclusive original shows, movies, and documentaries.” That the fact that it will be ad-free is pretty much despite a lengthy unveiling, which we saw many of the service’s big names trotted up on-stage to explain what they’ve been working on.
This year, we can expect content from some of the biggest names in the business when Apple TV+ go live like “Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Octavia Spencer, J.J. Abrams, Jason Momoa, M. Night Shyamalan, Jon M. Chu and more.” They will create a wide range of varied content that will be watchable on Apple’s devices but they all have a fee. We don’t know what that fee is right now and nor when it will be available for people who want to catch the latest in shows and movies.
Apple is understandably very pleased with this service itself, and we can hopefully expect some grade-A content which comes out with huge amounts of money that have been handed over to these creators. We’re pleased to finally see Apple TV+ but until we know what it’s going to cost and see a full list of content, it’s difficult to offer a prognosis. For now, Apple TV+ receives the benefit of the doubt.
Leading up to the Apple TV+ Apple also introduced a redesigned Apple TV app with a new Apple TV Channels subscription feature that brings together ad-free movies, TV shows, news, sports content, and more from over 150 subscription and streaming services, complete with a “For You” section that suggests the best content based on what you like to watch. These include Hulu, Amazon Prime, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now, CBS All Access, Showtime, HBO, Nickelodeon, Mubi, Starz, The History Channel Vault, Comedy Central Now, and more. Users will be able to subscribe to services of choice and watch all the content they offer right within the TV app.
The new TV app is available on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV this May, and will also be coming to the Mac and smart TVs this fall.