In its undoubtedly biggest media event of the year, Apple unveiled the launch date of Apple TV+ at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, California, today.
Billed as the first all-original video subscription service, Apple TV+ will launch November 1 in over 100 countries and regions for $5.99 CAD per month.
The service will be available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac and other platforms, including the web on Safari, Chrome, and Firefox.
And starting today, customers who purchase any iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod Touch, or Mac can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free. Through Family Sharing, up to six family members can share one Apple TV+ subscription.
“With Apple TV+, we are presenting all-original stories from the best, brightest, and most creative minds, and we know viewers will find their new favourite show or movie on our service,” said Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video.
Subscribers can watch Apple TV+ originals both online and offline, ad-free and on demand, on the Apple TV app, which comes pre-installed on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and iPod touch and will soon be on Mac with macOS Catalina.
The Apple TV app is also available on select Samsung smart TVs, and will come to Amazon Fire TV, LG, Roku, Sony, and VIZIO platforms in the future.
Starting today, viewers can watch trailers and add Apple TV+ series and movies to Up Next on the Apple TV app, so they can be notified when the first episodes become available.
Apple TV+ Originals debuting November 1
See – a futuristic drama starring Jason Momoa and Alfred Woodard.
The Morning Show – a drama exploring the world of morning news starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, and Steve Carell.
Dickinson – a darkly comedic coming-of-age story, through the eyes of rebellious young poet, Emily Dickinson, which explores the constraints of society, gender, and family.
For All Mankind – a new series from Ronald D. Moore that imagines what would’ve happened if the global space race never ended.
Helpsters – a new kids series from the makers of Sesame Street, starring Cody and a team of vibrant monsters who love to help solve problems.
Snoopy in Space – a new original from Peanuts Worldwide and DHX Media that takes viewers on a journey with Snoopy as he follows his dreams to become an astronaut.
Ghostwriter – a reinvention of the beloved original series that follows four kids who are brought together by a mysterious ghost in a neighbourhood bookstore.
The Elephant Queen – a documentary film and cinematic love letter to a species on the verge of extinction.
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