The biggest show of the year is here Apple spring event 2019 in which the company introduced several services like Apple News+ subscription service, Apple Arcade, and Apple card, but here we talk about Apple TV and Apple TV+ streaming service. It will have the channels which have the original content and shows from Amazon, Hulu, HBO, Starz, and Showtime.
Both Amazon and Hulu have their own apps available on many TV devices, they could have easily declined to Apple. So It’s a very big deal that Apple was able to get a partnership of Amazon and Hulu on board with its new TV app. Apple executive Peter Stern said:
“We designed a new TV experience where you can pay for only the channels you want all in one app”
Apple TV Channels app can give you a little look of Netflix or Amazon Prime Video. A new channel can be added by clicking on it twice and you can purchase shows and films on demand. The TV app previously could only send you to other third-party apps and can only give you recommendations about what you can watch But now Apple TV app is a final destination for watching shows.
Apple’s new video streaming service is inside the app and you won’t need to go to the other apps. The section titled “For You” will still appear and Apple will continue to suggest the shows. These cable bundles a la carte, are provided by the Apple so you can pay for what you want and watch, clicking on channels offered on PlayStation Vue, Spectrum, DirecTV, and sports channels. In May, Apple Tv app is launching through a software update to the Apple TV. Service will come to Mac devices this autumn. The app will offer suggestions for shows and movies from over 150 streaming apps.
Apple TV+, Apple’s original video subscription service, will introduce a brand new way of programming from the world’s most celebrated creative artists, including Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Octavia Spencer, J.J. Abrams, Jason Momoa, M. Night Shyamalan, Jon M. Chu and more. Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services said:
“We’re honored that the absolute best lineup of storytellers in the world — both in front of and behind the camera — are coming to Apple TV+.We’re thrilled to give viewers a sneak peek of Apple TV+ and cannot wait for them to tune in starting this fall. Apple TV+ will be home to some of the highest quality original storytelling that TV and movie lovers have seen yet.”
According to CEO Tim Cook, this will be an ad-free subscription service, and everything will be available for online and offline viewing, across more than 100 countries. It will be introduced this fall, but any pricing hasn’t shared by Apple yet, Cook said:
“We feel we can contribute something important to our culture and society through great storytelling,”
A long list of shows has already been developed by the company for you. This includes an “Amazing Stories” reboot executive produced by Steven Spielberg along with this an adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s classic “Foundation” books and “The Morning Show,” a drama set in the morning TV industry starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. Sharing of details of these shows can take more than a year.
Reports say that anyone with an iOS or tvOS device can enjoy these services for free. TV+ will be a part of the TV app, but you’ll have to pay more for it. Though Price has not revealed by Apple yet. In today’s Apple event Spielberg took the stage to talk about his love of the Amazing Stories magazine, which he subsequently turned into an ’80s TV series.
“Thanks to the visionary and inventive folks at Apple, my Amblin team and I are going to be resurrecting this 93-year-old brand and offering to multi-generational audiences a whole new batch of Amazing Stories,
And thus Apple TV app will become the new favorite of users to have the hundreds of thousands of movies and TV shows available for purchase or rent in the iTunes Store. Stay tuned for more updates from the event.