Apple TV+ will cost just $4.99, launches on November 1st
Before unveiling the highly-anticipated iPhones, Apple, dropped another surprise on its users at the launch event today. Thee company spent finally revealed some of the key details of the new streaming service Apple TV+. The service will offer a powerful and inspiring lineup of original shows, movies, and documentaries, including “The Morning Show,” “Dickinson,” “See,” “For All Mankind” and “The Elephant Queen.”
“See,” an epic drama starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard, is set 600 years in the future after a virus has decimated humankind and rendered the remaining population blind. When all humanity has lost the sense of sight, humans must adapt and find new ways to survive.
“The Morning Show,” a cutthroat drama starring and executive produced by Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, and starring Steve Carell, explores the world of morning news and the ego, ambition and the misguided search for power behind the people who help America wake up in the morning.
“Dickinson,” a darkly comedic coming-of-age story, explores the constraints of society, gender and family through the lens of rebellious young poet, Emily Dickinson.
“For All Mankind,” a new series from Ronald D. Moore, imagines what would have happened if the global space race never ended and the space program remained the cultural centerpiece of America’s hopes and dreams.
“Helpsters,” a new children’s series from the makers of “Sesame Street,” stars Cody and a team of vibrant monsters who love to help solve problems. It all starts with a plan.
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. 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 will be available subtitled and dubbed in nearly 40 languages, including Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (SDH) or closed captions. Apple TV+ series and movies will also be available with audio descriptions in eight languages.
Apple TV+ says the first shows on the service will launch on November 1st, with additional Apple original shows coming shortly after that. The service will be priced at a mere $4.99, and Apple is sweetening the pot by including a full year of Apple TV with new purchases of iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. Through Family Sharing, up to six family members can share one Apple TV+ subscription.