Apple has officially introduced its ad-free Apple TV+ subscription service, priced at USD 4.99 per month. For a limited time, people who buy a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch or Mac from 10 September will get the service free for one year. Students around the world who subscribe to the Apple Music student plan will also get Apple TV+ for free, on the Apple TV app or at tv.apple.com. With Family Sharing, up to six family members can share one subscription.
The service has launched in over 100 countries and is available via the Apple TV app on iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs, the iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung smart TVs, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices. It is also available on the web at tv.apple.com. The app will come to LG, Sony and VIZIO platforms in the future. Customers with eligible Sony smart TVs will be able to enjoy AirPlay 2 support later this year.
Apple Originals available now include “The Morning Show,” “See” and “For All Mankind,” all of which have debuted their first three episodes and will release a new episode weekly every week. Also, all episodes of “Dickinson,” as well as kids and family shows “Helpsters,” “Snoopy in Space” and “Ghostwriter,” are available to watch now. There is the documentary film “The Elephant Queen,” as well as the first instalment of “Oprah’s Book Club,” featuring Oprah Winfrey in conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates. “See,” also available, is set 600 years in the future after a virus has decimated humankind and rendered the remaining population blind. New Apple Originals set to come out in the next few months include series “Servant” (28 November), “Truth Be Told” (6 December) and “Little America,” and movies “Hala” and “The Banker.”
Original content will be subtitled or dubbed in nearly 40 languages, including Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (SDH) or closed captions. Apple Originals are also available with audio descriptions in eight languages.