Good news for fans of Apple and Streaming TV! Your options for home entertainment are about to multiply. Apple has just announced the upcoming launch of Apple TV Plus, a new streaming service that, like Netflix, will include it's own exclusive original content.
The announcement about the new streaming service was made at an Apple special event at it's Cupertino headquarters in California. The event featured many celebrities such as Oprah, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, and Jason Momoa, who were there to discuss their new upcoming projects with the service.
The Apple TV Plus website lists the launch as happening sometime this Fall. A subscription to the Apple TV Plus service will be the sole way to access the growing list of new exclusive content produced by Apple. Original content from the service will include over 20 new documentaries, TV shows and movies and will be available in over 100 countries. This will place the new streaming service in the same league with competitors such as Netflix, Amazon and Cable TV.
To date, most of the tech giant's sales come from their popular lineup of devices such as the iPhone and iPad series. This new subscription service is a way for the company to branch out even further into the world of streaming TV, a model of home entertainment that has become increasingly more popular. The star studded lineup of new programming that was announced at the Apple event will be a compelling reason for users to subscribe to the service, as these programs will only be accessible through the Apple TV Plus paid subscription.
The service will be a accessible through the Apple TV app, and the subscription will be available on-demand, ad-free and has the option of downloading content to watch offline. The Apple TV app is available on all Apple devices, however the new Apple TV Plus will also be available as well though some Smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. At this time, there is no information available regarding pricing, so you may want to keep your eyes peeled on their site for more details.
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