Apple launched its latest iPhones series including iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max last night. However, the Cupertino-based tech giant opened the event with its long awaited Apple TV+ subscription services, officially entering the video streaming segment. Apart from that, the company also announced the launch of its Apple Arcade gaming subscription, and has partnered with developers like Konami and Capcom for the same.
Apple TV+ price and monthly plans
Apple has announced that the TV+ service will be made available globally in over 100 countries including India starting November 1st. The Apple TV+ subscription plans will start at Rs 99 per month with a family sharing option. To put things into perspective, Netflix’s Rs 199 plan that only offers SD streaming on just phones and tablet for a single user. In contrast, the Apple TV+ subscription can be accessed via iPhones, iPads, iPod touch, MacBooks and Apple TV using the Apple TV App. The Family Sharing option allows users to share their subscription with up to six members.
Apple is also offering a one-week free trial for the service. Additionally, anyone who purchases a new Apple iPhone, iPad or Mac will get a year’s subscription for free.
Apple TV+ features
Apple TV+ will require users to have the Apple TV 4K to be able to enjoy the content in 4K HDR with Dolby Atmos surround sound support. Apple claims that the service will remain ad-free always and will provide content on demand to its users. As for the content, Apple promises that the service will get new Apple Originals shows, movies and documentaries every month. The existing lineup of the Apple Originals include “The Morning Show,” “Dickinson,” “See,” “For All Mankind” and “The Elephant Queen.”
Apart from this, Apple also announced that its shows will be made available in around 40 languages through subtitles and/or dubbing. The Apple Originals will feature Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (SDH) or closed captions.