CUPERTINO, CA (CelebrityAccess) — On Tuesday, Apple announced that it’s new, original content subscription streaming service Apple TV+ will launch on November 1st in over 100 countries and regions.
The service, which will cost $4.99 a month, will come with a 7-day free trial, and for those who purchase a new Apple iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch or Mac, will receive a year-long subscription to the new service as part of the price.
“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 favorite show or movie on our service,” said Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “Each Apple TV+ original offers its own unique story, fresh perspective, and powerful message — all meant to entertain, connect and inspire cultural conversations.”
As part of the launch event, Apple teased 9 new original series that will stream on the platform, including the sci-fi epic “See” featuring Jason “Khal Drogo” Momoa; and “The Morning Show” a drama about the cutthroat world of morning television starring Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, and Jennifer Aniston.
Other family-friendly shows coming to the platform include “Helpsters,” a series oriented at kids from the makers of “Sesame Street,” “Snoopy in Space,” which appears to be pretty much what it sounds like, and “Oprah Winfrey,” which will feature the talk show queen hosting a book club on the platform.
More Apple TV+ originals will be added to the Apple TV app each month, including, Hala, a feature film that earned attention at both the Sundance and Toronto film festivals, and The Banker, a 1950s period drama feature film starring Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie.
Apple will have their work cut out for them as they try to find a place in the already crowded on-demand streaming market. Disney Plus, the highly anticipated streaming service from the entertainment giant, which will include the high profile Marvel catalog, as well as a deep library of hundreds of movies and television shows which will be available from day one, is set to launch on November 12th, with a price point of $7 a month.