Apple Unveils Apple TV+ and Apple TV Channels

MakeUseOf | 3/25/2019 | Dave Parrack
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Apple has unveiled Apple TV+, a streaming service full of original shows, movies, and documentaries. This will be Netflix without the filler, with Apple going all-in on original content you’ll only be able to watch through Apple TV+.

When streaming services first took off, they were filled with old shows people wanted to watch again. However, now, with Netflix and Amazon leading the way, streaming services are packed with original shows you can’t see anywhere else.

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The idea is to make a subscription to Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu an essential rather than a luxury. And Netflix in particular has spent a small fortune on original content in the hopes of retaining existing customers and enticing new subscribers.

Netflix Raises Prices to Fund More Original Content

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If you're currently subscribed to Netflix then you should prepare yourself to start paying more for the privilege. Because Netflix is raising the price of two of its three plans in several countries.

And now Apple is joining the party.

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Apple is pitching Apple TV+ as “the new home for the world’s most creative storytellers”. Once launched, the service will feature a host of “exclusive original shows, movies and documentaries”. And the line-up of actors and directors involved is impressive.

Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, J.J. Abrams, Jason Momoa, and M. Night Shyamalan, are among the big names who have signed up to star in, direct, or produce original content for Apple...
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