Apple TV+ to Bow Nov. 1 at $4.99 a Month

Apple’s streaming service Apple TV+ will launch Nov. 1 in more than 100 countries and regions for $4.99 (U.S.) per month with a seven-day free trial.

The launch precedes rival Disney+’s Nov. 12 bow by more than a week. The pricing is also lower than the standard price of Disney+, launching at $6.99 a month, and comes close to matching special offers for the Disney service.

The service will be available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac and other platforms, including online at https://tv.apple.com. Customers who purchase any iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch or Mac can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free.

Through Family Sharing, up to six family members can share one Apple TV+ subscription.

The Apple TV+ original lineup includes “The Morning Show,” “Dickinson,” “See,” “For All Mankind” and “The Elephant Queen.”

“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.”

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“Apple TV+ is an unprecedented global video service with an all-original slate,” said Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s head of worldwide video. “We look forward to giving audiences everywhere the opportunity to enjoy these compelling stories within a rich, personalized experience on all the screens they love.”

Apple TV+ originals debuting on the Apple TV app on Nov. 1 include:

  • “See,” an drama starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard set 600 years in the future after a virus has decimated humankind and rendered the remaining population blind;
  • “The Morning Show,” a drama starring and executive produced by Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, and starring Steve Carell, exploring 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, exploring 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 that 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”;
  • “Snoopy in Space,” from Peanuts Worldwide and DHX Media, which takes viewers on a journey with Snoopy as he follows his dreams to become an astronaut;
  • “Ghostwriter,” a reinvention of the beloved original series, following four kids who are brought together by a mysterious ghost in a neighborhood bookstore, and must team up to release fictional characters from works of literature;
  • “The Elephant Queen,” a documentary film that follows a majestic matriarch elephant and her herd on an epic journey of life, loss and homecoming;
  • and a series from Oprah Winfrey in which she joins the world’s most compelling authors in conversation as to builds a global book club community and other projects to connect with people around the world.

More Apple TV+ originals will be added to the Apple TV app each month, including:

    • Servant, a new psychological thriller from M. Night Shyamalan that follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home;
    • “Truth Be Told,” a series starring Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer and Emmy Award winner Aaron Paul that explores America’s obsession with true crime podcasts and navigates urgent concerns about privacy, media and race;
    • “Little America,” a series inspired by the true stories featured in Epic Magazine that brings to life the stories of immigrants in America;
    • The Banker, a feature film inspired by a true story, starring Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson as two African American entrepreneurs who try to circumvent the racial limitations of the 1950s and quietly provide housing loans to the African American community in Jim Crow Texas;
    • and Hala, a feature film and official selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and 2019 Toronto International Film Festival that follows a high school senior struggling to balance being a suburban teenager with her traditional Muslim upbringing.

Starting today, 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. At launch, most Apple TV+ series will premiere with three episodes, with one new episode to roll out each week, while full seasons of some series will be available all at once, according to Apple.

Audiences worldwide can view Apple TV+ originals subtitled and/or 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.

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