Perhaps one of the most momentous announcements at Apple’s September event at Apple Park was the company’s introduction of Apple TV+. Adding to the growing number of streaming services users can choose from today, Apple TV+ will be available to viewers in the US and 100 other countries, including South Africa.
Apple TV+ will stream a number of original shows when it officially launches on 1 November, including See, a drama series starring Jason Momoa, The Morning Show, starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell, and another series featuring Oprah Winfrey. Apple has said that most shows will launch with three episodes, after which one new episode will become available to viewers every week. New shows for the streaming platform are already on the cards.
Apple TV+’s monthly subscription fee of just $4.99 (or just over R73.00) is competitive, considering the price of other streaming services, and Apple’s announcement that anyone who buys an Apple device now will also receive one year’s free subscription to Apple TV+ certainly didn’t hurt either.
Users are able to stream Apple TV+ on any Apple device via the Apple TV app, including Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, and online at tv.apple.com in Safari, Chrome and Firefox.
Check out the preview video for Apple TV+ below, released by the company earlier this year.