On Tuesday we reported about the launch of DisneyPlus (subscription video-on-demand service owned and operated by the Walt Disney). Well, the streaming war is in full swing. Apple plans to roll out the Apple TV+ movie and TV subscription service by November, Bloomberg reports. According to the report, the move is part of a drive-by Apple to reach $50 billion in service sales by 2020.
Walt Disney and Apple are not the only ones entering the streaming war, currently dominated by the streaming pioneer Netflix and Amazon.com, reports also say AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal will debut new offerings — all targeted at the growing ranks of viewers who are cancelling cable-TV subscriptions or watching on mobile devices.
So what will be in Apple TV+? Leaks from those familiar with the matter said in the beginning, a small selection of shows will be introduced and over several months the catalogue will be expanded more frequently. During the period when Apple builds the catalogue, a Free Trial will be on offer.
Apple’s initial slate of shows will include “The Morning Show,” Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories,” “See” with Jason Momoa, “Truth Be Told” with Octavia Spencer, and a documentary series about extravagant houses called “Home.”
On Monday, the company released the second trailer for “The Morning Show,” starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell.
What about Price? Apple TV+ is rumoured to be around 9.99 USD. With Netflix and Amazon Prime charge as little as 8.99 USD, while Disney+ plans to seek 6.99 USD when its service debuts in November.
With a new catalogue, and more slightly more pricier than Disney+, will Apple take over the Video streaming like it did the Music industry? It remains to be seen. All I can say is that come November, oh ya except for that annoying matter of Geo-License!
Who are they serving anyway?