If you've missed Jason Momoa on Game of Thrones or Oprah Winfrey in her own long-running show titled, you can capture both plus more Hollywood stars on Apple TV Plus from today, the new video streaming service being launched today .
Apple's premium service starts with a modest nine shows, with even more, the company says. You can watch Apple TV Plus on various Apple devices, as well as a selection of smart TVs and streaming boxes. And while Apple costs $ 4.99 per month for the service, the company offers several ways to view everything for free in the next 1
Apple TV Plus is an important part of the company's efforts to create attractive services. Earlier this year, Apple launched two subscription services – the Apple News Plus of $ 9.99 per month and Apple Arcade of $ 4.99 per month – which joined the premium version of Apple Music's $ 9.99 per month and paid plans for iCloud storage. Services are a growing part of Apple's business plan to attract and retain customers: in the most recent fiscal quarter, Apple said it had 450 million paid subscriptions for its services, up 36% from a year ago .
This is what you should start watching programs on Apple TV Plus.
When is the launch date of Apple TV Plus?
You can now watch from November 1.
Which devices can I watch?
With the Apple TV app you can watch Apple's streaming service on an iPhone ($ 699 with Amazon) or iPod touch ($ 180 with Walmart) with iOS 12.3 or higher, an iPad ($ 345 at Walmart) with iPadOS, an Apple TV 4K ($ 169 at Walmart) and HD with tvOS 12.3 or higher and a Mac with Catalina. A smart TV – such as newer Samsung TV & # 39; s – or a streaming box on which the Apple TV app can run, including Roku and Amazon Fire ($ 50 with Amazon) devices, should also to work. No news about an app for Android devices. If you don't have a compatible device, you can watch with a Safari, Firefox or Chrome browser on tv.apple.com.
How much does Apple service cost?
After a free seven-day trial period, Apple TV Plus costs you $ 4.99 (£ 4.99, AU $ 7.99) per month. For comparison: Disney Plus costs $ 7 per month, Netflix starts at $ 8.99 per month and HBO Max will be $ 14.99 per month when it is launched next year.
What about a family plan?
Six family members can share one Apple TV Plus subscription through the Family Sharing plan of the service. Every family member can view with his own Apple ID.
How do I view for free?
If you purchased a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch on or after September 10, Apple gives you a free year of its streaming service. The offer includes devices purchased from Apple or an authorized Apple reseller and refurbished models.
To claim your free year with Apple TV Plus, you must sign in with your Apple ID on your new device and open the Apple TV app. Apple notes that you should use the latest version of your device's operating system. After opening the app, tap the Enjoy 1 year free button and follow the instructions. You should be ready for a year.
If you are a student with an Apple Music student subscription, you can get the Apple TV service with your subscription at no extra cost. A student subscription costs $ 4.99 per month.
Which programs & # 39; s can I watch?
At the launch, Apple TV Plus has:
- See an epic thriller with Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard.
- The Morning Show a drama with Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell.
- Dickinson a comedy about Emily Dickinson.
- For All Mankind a renewed space race.
- Helpsters from the makers of Sesame Street.
- Snoopy in Space a new Peanuts series.  Ghostwriter for the children.
- The Elephant Queen a documentary.
- Oprah Winfrey the book club of the streaming service.
Apple said it will add more shows to its service every month, including Servant, a thriller that comes later this month from M. Night Shyamalan.
Apple service opens less than two weeks before.