Over the past number of months, Apple has been slowly releasing trailers for their upcoming video streaming service called Apple TV+. A service that was revealed back in March. But Apple never announced pricing or a release of the service – until now.
Today at a special event, Apple finally revealed all the important information. Including confirming pricing, launch content, and when the service will launch.
Apple TV+ will launch in over 100 countries, including Australia, on November 1st. At a monthly price of A$7.99 inc. GST with a 7-day trial. Purchase an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod Touch, or Mac you will get a yearly subscription for free.
Exclusive Apple original content on the service will include series, movies, and documentaries. The first three episodes of most series will be available at the launch of the service. Followed by the release of more episodes each week. However, Apple has confirmed selected series will have all of its episodes released at once – ready for you to binge.
Content which will be available on the November 1st launch include:
“See,” an epic drama starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard, is set 600 years in the future after a virus has decimated humankind and rendered the remaining population blind. When all humanity has lost the sense of sight, humans must adapt and find new ways to survive.
“Morning Wars,” a cutthroat drama starring and executive produced by Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, and starring Steve Carell, explores the world of morning news and the ego, ambition and the misguided search for power behind the people who help America wake up in the morning.
“Dickinson,” a darkly comedic coming-of-age story, explores the constraints of society, gender and family through the lens of a rebellious young poet, Emily Dickinson.
“For All Mankind,” a new series from Ronald D. Moore, imagines what would have happened if the global space race never ended and the space program remained the cultural centrepiece of America’s hopes and dreams.
“Helpsters,” a new children’s series from the makers of “Sesame Street,” stars Cody and a team of vibrant monsters who love to help solve problems. It all starts with a plan.
“Snoopy in Space,” a new original from Peanuts Worldwide and DHX Media, takes viewers on a journey with Snoopy as he follows his dreams to become an astronaut. Together, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts crew take command of the International Space Station and explore the moon and beyond.
“Ghostwriter,” a reinvention of the beloved original series, follows four kids who are brought together by a mysterious ghost in a neighbourhood bookstore and must team up to release fictional characters from works of literature.
“The Elephant Queen,” an acclaimed documentary film and a cinematic love letter to a species on the verge of extinction, follows a majestic matriarch elephant and her herd on an epic journey of life, loss and homecoming.
Oprah Winfrey joins the world’s most compelling authors in conversation as she builds a vibrant, global book club community and other projects to connect with people around the world and share meaningful ways to create positive change.
All content can be streamed or downloaded for offline viewing – similar to the way Apple Music works. Except, it is done via the Apple TV app that is pre-installed on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV, and soon – the Mac. The app is also available on selected Samsung smart TVs and other platforms soon.
Other details revealed by Apple in regards to the content include:
Apple TV+ originals are subtitled and/or dubbed in nearly 40 languages, including Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (SDH) or closed captions
Apple TV+ series and movies will also be available with audio descriptions in eight languages.
Content is available in 4K HDR quality
Pricing and Availability
In Australia, Apple TV+ will be available at a monthly price of A$7.99 inc. GST with a seven-day free trial. The service will launch starting November 1st, 2019 on the Apple TV app.