Apple plans to launch the new streaming service Apple TV + in November of this year. But what is so special about TV +, how much does it cost and why is Apple trying to participate in the streaming war in 201
TV + will be an extension of the TV app
The Apple TV app (and the company's streaming boxes ) are really wonderful. They have a clean interface and provide access to a variety of streaming services. You can even subscribe to services like HBO through the Apple TV app.
No wonder TV + is an extension of the Apple TV app. In practice, this may look like Amazon's Fire TV home page, displaying popular Prime TV offerings along with launch apps for other streaming services.
We know with certainty that TV + is ad-free. This is one of Apple's selling points since the service was announced in March 2019. Although the lack of advertising may make it hard for Apple to make a quick profit on TV +, considering how much the company pays for its new shows.
Apple has already spent $ 6 billion on its unproven shows
You know how Game of Thrones is the most expensive TV show ever made? Each episode of the last season of Game of Thrones cost HBO $ 15 million – a budget allocated for the popularity and profitability of the show.
But what if HBO lost $ 15 million for a brand new, totally unproven show? That's exactly what Apple is doing with one of its new series. The company is reportedly spending $ 300 million on the production of 20 episodes of The Morning Show, a comedy drama starring Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell and Reese Witherspoon.
Apple puts a total of $ 6 billion into its 40 new shows and films. Some of these shows, such as For All Mankind, The Morning Show and Peanuts in Space, will be premiered this year. Others, including Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories, a show based on the novel Pachinko, and a periodic comedy about Emily Dickinson (Yes, the Emily Dickinson) will be coming out either in late 2019 or early 2020.
You can view Apple's full list of original TV shows and movies on Wikipedia.
It costs (probably) $ 10 a month.
As According to Bloomberg, Apple TV will cost $ 10 a month. This classifies the service as a kind of mid-range service. It costs more than Disney + ($ 7 per month) but less than Netflix's standard rate ($ 12 per month). As you might expect, Apple also offers a one-month free trial for TV +.
This sounds like a reasonable price for a streaming service, but Apple has again just announced 40 titles for TV +. Of these 40 titles, only five will be available in 2019 (subject to possible delays).
Use this information to do what you want. Either Apple has some killer shows in their pocket, or the company expects its fans will lose $ 10 a month for a very streaming streamlined library.
TV + may be running on non-Apple devices
Apple has long been launching products exclusively for its devices (iMessage, Aperture and Logic Pro, just to name a few). However, there is a possibility that TV + will find its way to some third-party platforms.
The Apple TV app (which hosts TV +) is designed for platforms like Roku, Amazon Fire TV sets and Smart TVs from Samsung, Sony, LG and Vizio this year. However, Apple has not confirmed whether TV + will be available on third-party devices. We're not sure why this is not the case because the service is hosted in the Apple TV app, but we'll have to wait and see what Apple says about it.
Why is Apple launching a streaming service? in 2019?
If you think TV + will be a success or a failure, it's hard to figure out why Apple is launching a streaming service in 2019 the same month that Disney + launches? Is Apple really trying to compete with the huge libraries of Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video and Disney?
Contrary to speculation, Apple's goal is not to dominate the streaming market. Apple boss Tim Cook recently made this clear on a win call stating that customers subscribe to "multiple streaming services" and that "Apple TV + should be one of them".
Not to mention that Apple already makes money from other streaming services. The Apple TV app offers a variety of streaming services (but not Netflix), and every time someone subscribes to services like HBO through the Apple TV app, Apple cuts revenue worldwide – the company does not really try to compete To beat services. In a sense, TV + is like News + and the Apple credit card. This is a response to declining iPhone sales and may even encourage sales of the Apple TV streaming box. Who knows? Apple may even offer Apple credit card holders TV + discounts.