Apple announces Apple TV+ video subscription service

Apple TV+
Apple TV+

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has announced Apple’s new video subscription service called “Apple TV+”.

Apple TV+ will be an ad-free subscription service offering content for both online and offline viewing. Apple has not shared the price but confirmed that it will be available in more than 100 countries later this year.

Apple claims that Apple TV+ will become “the new home for the world’s most creative storytellers.” Apple TV+ will offer original content and it has no plans of offering any kind of licensed content or syndicated shows. A long list of shows is already in development for the service.

With Apple TV+, the company is now jumping into the market where Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and a few other services are already doing well with millions of users. So, Apple already has huge competition. Apple is also expected to spend $2 billion this year on original content to stand against the competition.

You will get access to Apple TV+ through the redesigned Apple TV app on different platforms including iOS, Mac, Roku, Fire TV, and televisions.

Apple is also focusing on making Apple TV app free to use. Apple also announced Apple TV Channels that will let customers pay for HBO, Showtime, Starz, CBS All Access, and other services directly through TV app.

The redesigned TV app is coming in May. Apple claims that the new app will make finding the latest shows easier. The app will also show recommendations from over 150 third-party video apps that Apple will offer.

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