After years of rumors, Apple has finally launched the Apple TV Plus, a streaming service that will compete with Netflix.
The introduction of the Apple TV Plus video streaming service, which according to Apple will be “the new home for creative storytellers”, was led by prominent artists, including Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, Jennifer Aniston, Sara Bareilles, and Kumail Najiani. It features Steven Spielberg, one of the most sought after directors, too.
Apple TV Plus, which is expected to compete with Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and more will be ad-free and accessible online or offline as well. It will provide access to HBO, Starz, Showtime and will give suggestions for movies and shows from 150 streaming services.
The new platform will feature different movies, TV shows, documentaries, and more, from these existing media studios. Plus, original content from Apple themselves.
Apple will announce its pricing and availability this fall. That’s around September to December, so be on the lookout as there’s a chance that this will be available here in the Philippines. After all, Apple says that it will be accessed in 100 countries.
On the other hand, Apple also says that they will release a TV app and channels this May. With this, people can now discover and watch movies, shows, and news in one app across iPad, iPhone, Mac, and streaming devices.