Apple is getting into the streaming game with a new service called Apple TV Plus. Apple TV+, which is live now, doesn’t have a content library like Netflix or Hulu, but some of the biggest names in Hollywood are getting paid big bucks to create exclusive content for the service.
Interested in signing up for Apple TV+? Here’s everything you need to know.
Cost and availability :
Apple TV+ launched on November 1 and costs $5 a month. That’s $4 cheaper than Netflix’s bottom-tier subscription and a lot less than its maxed-out $16-per-month Premium membership.
Not sold? If you purchased a new Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, or Mac after September 10, you can get a year’s worth of Apple TV+ at no extra cost.
Students who subscribe to Apple Music for $5 a month get Apple TV+ free. For everyone else, get a package containing Apple TV+ and Apple Music, which cost $15 a month if they bought separately, is said to be in the works.
Compatible Devices :
Generally, Apple TV+ is available on all modern Apple hardware devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices are capable of running the latest OS like Apple TV 4K, Apple TV HD, and also third-generation Apple TVs.
The Apple TV app is expected to come up with Amazon Fire TV hardware soon.
Audio and video :
All Apple TV+ original series will be made available in 4K HDR, and also most of them will support Dolby Atmos sound.
Apple TV+ supports up to six simultaneous streams across one subscription, and up to six family members can create their own profiles using their own Apple login credentials.
Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users can also download Apple TV+ content to watch offline.
Beating Netflix at its own game :
In addition to all the projects now Apple TV+ is going after Netflix in a big way.
The tech giant is planning to make 6 small budget, award-worthy films every year, with an eye on generating buzz for the service and nabbing some Academy Award nominations along the way.
As the Post notes, Apple doesn’t have the kind of content backlog that you’ll find on Disney+ or the same Hollywood connections as Netflix or Hulu.
In addition to getting Apple TV+ some are paying attention during awards season, producing a slate of new films will be a good way to generate material for the streaming