- Apple TV Plus will launch November 1 and cost just $A7.99 including GST a month, CEO Tim Cook announced Tuesday.
- Cook revealed the details about Apple‘s streaming service at the company’s keynote event, where new iPhones and Apple Watches were also announced.
- The $US5 pricepoint ranks Apple TV Plus among the cheapest of streaming services out there, although Apple’s service won’t include any licensed content beyond its original content.
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Apple TV Plus, the company’s new streaming service, will cost just $A7.99 including a month when it launches globally on November 1.
Apple CEO Tim Cook made the announcement Tuesday at Apple’s biggest event of the year, where the company is expected to announce a new lineup of iPhones and Apple Watches.
The $A7.99 price tag for Apple TV Plus puts the company’s streaming service among the cheapest out there. Rivals cost at least a few dollars more: Disney Plus will cost $A8.99 a month on launch, Netflix’s basic plan is $A9.99 and Stan subscription costs $A10 a month.
Previous reports indicated that Apple was planning to charge $US10 ($A14.50) a month for Apple TV Plus, so the lower price point may come as a surprise to some. But Apple TV Plus doesn’t include licensed content like streaming competitors Netflix and Hulu – it will only be a place to showcase Apple’s original shows and movies.
Apple has announced more than 20 original shows that will launch exclusively on Apple’s ad-free streaming service. This will include series starring big names like Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston, and Steve Carell.
When it launches November 1, the ad-free subscription service will be available in over 100 countries.
Additionally, one year of Apple TV Plus will be available for free for anyone who purchases an Apple device.