‘How much is Apple TV+?’: A guide to Apple’s new video-streaming service with ad-free, original content
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- Apple TV+ is Apple’s video streaming service, and it costs $4.99 a month after a weeklong free trial.
- Apple TV+ is available on nearly every streaming device, including Roku and Amazon Fire TV, and features a range of original movies and TV shows.
- You can get a free one-year subscription to Apple TV+ with the purchase of any new iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Apple TV, or Mac computer.
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It seems like everyone has a streaming service nowadays. You can now add Apple to that list, with the launch of their own original video streaming app, Apple TV+.
Apple TV+ is available on nearly every streaming device around, including Roku, as well as online through a web browser, and in an app for iPhone and iPad.
Apple TV+ is competing for your attention with existing services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now, but is cheaper than any of them.
Check out the products mentioned in this article:
Apple TV 4K (From $199.99 at Best Buy)
iPhone 11 (From $699.99 at Best Buy)
iPod Touch (7th Generation) (From $199.99 at Best Buy)
iPad (From $329.99 at Best Buy)
Macbook Pro (From $1,299 at Best Buy)
Roku Streaming Stick (From $59.99 at Best Buy)
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K (From $49.99 at Best Buy)
How much is Apple TV+?
Apple TV+ costs $4.99 a month, after a seven-day trial.
Apple has also announced that if you buy any new iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV, or Mac computer, you automatically get one year of the service for free.
In addition, the Apple TV+ subscription can be shared among up to six family members (including yourself) at no additional cost.
What you get in an Apple TV+ subscription
Apple TV+ is ad-free, all content is available for streaming on demand, and content can be downloaded locally so you can watch it offline if you know you’ll be somewhere without internet access.
Even after a one-week free trial, Apple TV+ is significantly less expensive than Netflix (which offers a $9 per month plan, but the most popular tier is $13 per month).
One reason Apple’s streaming service is priced so affordably is that there’s no back catalog — unlike Netflix, Apple has made no mention of licensing any TV shows or movies for its new service. It’s all original content.
Apple’s already added shows and movies with star-studded talent, including Oprah Winfrey, Steve Carell, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and more. Additional shows and movies will be added regularly.
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