Apple's big step into initial programming begins today with the launch of Apple TV Plus. The service costs $ 4.99 per month. However, if you've recently purchased an iPhone, iPad or Mac, you can probably stream it for free for the entire first year. It's a pretty sly move from Apple, especially since the program is still relatively short on the first day. Netflix, Hulu and Amazon are in their original productions for many years.
Even $ 4.99 for an unproven catalog might be a tough sell for some, but many people will not even have to think about it. You will only have it .
Where can I see Apple TV Plus?
- iPhone and iPad: Apple TV App (preinstalled on iOS 1
- Apple TV: Apple TV App (preinstalled on tvOS 12.3 and later)
- macOS: Apple TV app (preinstalled on macOS Catalina and higher)
iOS and iPadOS users can download Apple TV Plus broadcasts for offline viewing.
What about non-Apple devices?
The Apple TV app is slowly making its way to popular smart TVs and streaming devices. On the launch day, it will be on Roku to find Amazon Fire TV and the latest TVs from Samsung. It will also arrive on TVs from LG, Vizio and Sony. Some of these TVs already support AirPlay 2, so you can transfer Apple TV Plus from your iPhone to the TV screen, even if the app is not yet available.
The drawback to streaming Apple TV Plus over some of these platforms is that they lack features like Dolby Vision and Atmos (although basic HDR10 features should be present).
Can I Stream Apple TV Plus on the Web?
Yes. Sign in with your Apple ID at http://tv.apple.com. Supported browsers include Google Chrome, Firefox, and Apple's own Safari.
Is there an Android app?
How much is it?
Apple TV Plus costs $ 4.99 per month. New subscribers are eligible for a free seven-day trial.
Can multiple people share a subscription?
Apple TV Plus supports Apple's Family Sharing feature so you and up to five others can share the same subscription. Learn how to set up sharing families.
What about the free year offer?
If you recently purchased an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV, you should be asked to redeem your free year when you open the TV app today. According to Apple, hardware purchased after September 10, 2019 is eligible. You have three months to redeem the offer and the clock will start after the initial setup of your device. All fine print can be found here on the Apple website. Please note that your subscription will automatically renew after the expiration of this one-year promotion. Therefore, it may be useful to set up a reminder that you must cancel using your subscription settings if you choose Apple TV Plus. However, your $ 5 is not worth it after 12 months.
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