Apple TV+ finally has a launch date and the price it’s set at will surprise you
Apple has finally released the launch date and price of the anticipated streaming service, Apple TV+.
The streaming service will go live in more than 100 countries on November 1st, so mark that date on your calendars.
It’s surprisingly affordable at $7.99 a month for Australians and if you’re on the fence about getting the service, there’s a seven-day free trial, which is considerably less than Netflix’s 30 day free trial.
If you’ve bought a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV console, iPod touch or Mac, you’ll get a free one-year subscription to Apple TV+ as a sweetener.
There’s also family sharing enabled, which allows you to share the account with six other people.
The streaming service is launching with nine original programs on its first date, including Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston’s media drama Morning Wars and a futuristic dystopian show called See, which features Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard.
You’ll be able to download the original programs for offline viewing.
Apple launched the Apple TV+ app in anticipation of the service and have also signed a deal with Samsung so that those with Android phones don’t miss out on the streaming service.
This is rare as Apple usually like to keep apps within their own app ecosystem.
Apple TV+ comes out on November 1st and will cost Australians $7.99 a month.