What is Apple TV+?
Apple TV Plus has been launched now after its launch at the latter end of last year, and its impressive entrance into the dog-eat-dog streaming market hasn’t been easy. Despite the company’s substantial financial heft and strong original launch shows like The Morning Show, the platform doesn’t come close to the big streamers right now, like Netflix and Amazon Prime. It even has a hard time against the other fresh platforms, like Disney Plus and HBO Max.
Apple TV Plus cost: here’s the price of the service
Apple TV Plus costs just $4.99 / £4.99 / AU$7.99 per month – and, if you buy an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or AppleTV, you’ll get a year’s subscription for free.
That’s even cheaper than Netflix’s cheapest subscription, which costs $9 (£5.99 / AU$9.99) per month, as well as cheaper than Disney Plus, which costs $6.99 / AU$8.99 (around £6) per month.
Apple TV Plus design and user interface
The first thing you need to know is that Apple TV Plus is an extension of the existing Apple TV app. That means if you already have access to the Apple TV app through a supported device, you have access to Apple TV Plus too.
The Apple TV app can be found on Samsung TVs (2018 / 2019), the Roku TV platform and Roku streaming devices, Amazon Fire TV Stick, and of course the iOS ecosystem – meaning your iPhone, iPad, Macbook, or Apple TV HD / Apple TV 4K.
Apple TV Plus review
- Low price (for Apple)
- Ease of Apple TV interface
- Original programming
- Barebones launch lineup
- No dedicated tab
- Not on Android devices
How to get Apple TV Plus free trial
Apple TV Plus has a seven-day free trial, and after that, you’ll be set to recurring billing for a monthly fee. It’s easy to grab a trial. Just download Apple TV which contains all the Apple TV Plus content, and you’ll be greeted with an ad for the service, as well as an invitation for a free trial.
The free trial gets you everything on the service in those seven days, so make the most of it. You only get one free trial for Apple TV Plus.
Original Show and Movie Coming to Apple TV+
Amazing Stories (1 season, 5 episodes)
Carpool Karaoke: The Series (3 seasons)
Dickinson (1 season, 10 episodes)
The Elephant Queen (Documentary, 96 minutes)
For All Mankind (1 season, 10 episodes)
Ghostwriter (1 season, 7 episodes)
Hala (Movie, 93 minutes)
Helpsters (1 season, 6 episodes)
Home Before Dark (1 season, 10 episodes)
Little America (1 season, 8 episodes)
The Morning Show (1 season, 10 episodes)
Mythic Quest (1 season, 9 episodes)
Oprah’s Book Club (1 season, 4 episodes)
Planet of the Apps (1 season, 10 episodes)
See (1 season, 8 episodes)
Servant (1 season, 10 episodes)
Snoopy in Space (1 season, 12 episodes)
Beastie Boys Story – Premiere date: April 24
Defending Jacob – Premiere date: April 24
Central Park – Premiere date: May 29
Dear – Premiere date: June 5
Calls – Premiere date: TBA.