Apple has appear that it will begin alive some of its aboriginal agreeable for Apple TV starting November 1 for $4.99/month.

The aggregation took to the keynote to examination Jason Mamoa-starrer , which joins , , , , among other shows accessible alone as part of the tech giant’s roster of aboriginal programming for its video alive service.

Apple TV is accepted to launch in over 100 countries, and you’ll even get a whole year of free cable if you acquirement a new iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV.

Should you choose to become a subscriber, you can access Apple TV originals both online and offline, ad-free and on demand, on the Apple TV app, which comes pre-installed on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and iPod touch, and on Macs with the forthcoming macOS Catalina update.

The Apple TV app is also accessible on select Samsung smart TVs, and is accepted to come to other platforms like Amazon Fire TV, LG, Roku, Sony, and VIZIO in the future.

In a abruptness move, you can also watch Apple TV at tv.apple.com on the web via Safari, Chrome, and Firefox.

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Here’s how Apple’s account compares with the competition:

  • Apple TV – $4.99/month (free for a year with acquirement of new device)
  • ESPN – $4.99/month
  • CBS All Access – $5.99/month (with ads)
  • Disney – $6.99/month
  • Starz – $8.99/month
  • Showtime – $10.99/month
  • Hulu – $11.99/month (or $5.99/month with ads)
  • Netflix – $12.99/month
  • Amazon Prime Video – $12.99/month (or $8.99/month if standalone)
  • HBO Now – $14.99/month

Apple has reportedly invested over $6 billion accession up its agreeable slate that includes a mix of “family-friendly” TV shows and movies. But the aggregation has also had some stumbles along the way, bottomward an acclimatized drama series starring Richard Gere.

Sure, subscribing to yet addition account may not be ambrosial to everyone, abnormally in an more hot alive market that’s bedeviled by major players like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu.

With Disney, AT&T’s WarnerMedia and Comcast-owned NBCUniversal poised to enter the space soon, Apple is abundantly action on its star-studded lineup of aboriginal agreeable to allure subscribers and build its user base.

While Disney has the best chance of communicable up to Netflix because of its acutely accepted catalogue — including films from Pixar and Marvel — Apple TV has reach and scale to its advantage.

With over billions of active devices worldwide, a free account for new iPhone and iPad buyers, and a November soft-launch across 100 markets, TV has the abeyant to take off if it plays its cards just right.

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