Apple to roll out its own streaming service, Apple TV+

Apple to roll out its own streaming service, Apple TV+
The Siliconreview
26 March, 2019

Apple is all set to launch its very own streaming service later this year and it promises to be a major contender in the online streaming market. The service will be called Apple TV+ and would be available in over 100 countries. What’s more is that the company already has a considerable list of TV shows and movies under production spearheaded by some of the biggest names in Hollywood – Octavia Spencer, Damien Chazelle, Sofia Coppola, Ron Howard, M. Night Shyamalan, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, J.J Abrams, and not to mention, Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg.

With directors and actors of such stature involved Apple’s upcoming streaming service, existing players would definitely face serious competition. Spielberg stated his intention to remake his own 1980’s popular TV series based on the Amazing Stories magazine to appeal to a multi-generation audience. Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell, and Reese Witherspoon would star in a TV series that is unnamed as of now. All filmmakers and artists talked about their collaborations with Apple at the company’s press event.

There can be little doubt now that streaming is the future of entertainment. Apple did not reveal the pricing for its service. However, some reports suggest that Apple’s original content would be available for free to anyone with an iOS device.               

Apple is probably going to be the latest business giant to enter a rapidly growing industry, which was originally catalyzed by Netflix. Later on, Amazon too launched its own service. Disney, the iconic media and entertainment behemoth also announced plans for its own service, which it further embellished with its acquisition of Fox.