Sun. Oct 2nd, 2022
Apple finally enters TV streaming space with new Apple TV+ service

CUPERTINO, Calif. — It’s been a long time and a lot of rumors are swirling, but Apple has finally unveiled its streaming video service. Called Apple TV+, the service combines some aspects of existing players in the space, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu.

the originals

The forefront of Apple TV+ is Apple’s own original programming. The company has reportedly spent $1 billion developing TV shows and movies to include on the service. When announcing the streaming service, Apple showed a video featuring the numerous artists it collaborated with to create original content for the service — filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg and JJ Abrams, as well as actors such as Reese Witherspoon and Octavia Spencer.

These creators and actors are the foundation of Apple TV+, thanks to all the original content they’ve created (and will continue to create) for the service. Steven Spielberg took the Apple stage to talk about the reboot of great storiesa sci-fi anthology series that Spielberg hopes will “transport the audience with every episode.”

Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston then spoke about their new series, the morning show, which opens the curtain on the many morning news programs that wake people up every day. The show will “take an honest look at the complex relationships between women and men in the workplace,” Aniston said. They were later joined on stage by actor Steve Carell, who is also a part of the show.

Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard were led to the podium in detail To seea futuristic sci-fi series where the world’s inhabitants have been sightless for as long as they can remember.

Another anthology series by Kumail Nanjiani, one of the writers behind the hit film, is coming The big sick† The series, called Little America, will focus on “everyday things” of immigrants in the United States. Instead of focusing on exceptionalism, which many immigrant stories do, Little America will focus on the little things immigrants in America do every day. The majority of the writers on the show are the children of immigrants or immigrants themselves.

Sesame Street‘s Big Bird also flocked to Apple’s stage to announce a new children’s TV series called Helpers† The famous cast of characters help children solve problems using coding and emphasize the importance of computer programming in children’s education.

Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles and director JJ Abrams came together to create Little Voice, a series about a musician in his twenties trying to find her way in New York City. The series will feature original music by Grammy and Tony nominee Bareilles.

To wrap up the onstage appearances, Oprah Winfrey talked about two documentary projects she’s in the works for Apple TV+. The first, called Toxic Laborwill examine the toll of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in the workplace, while the other undisclosed array will address mental health issues.

The new Apple TV app

Apple clearly wanted to highlight the star power behind TV+, as those mentioned above were just a handful of partners who created originals for the new streaming service. As with most other TV streaming services, Apple TV+ is an ad-free subscription service, and if you pay for it, you get access to all of Apple’s originals. The service will be available this fall in more than 100 countries.

New content will be featured in Apple’s new TV app, which will initially be available to iPhone and iPad users via a software update in May. The updated TV app collects all the different sources of video content people have, including subscription services like Hulu, live TV cable subscriptions from the likes of Direct TV and Spectrum, and new offerings through Apple TV channels.

Like Amazon’s new Channels service, Apple TV Channels allows users to pay for individual network subscriptions such as HBO, Starz and Showtime directly through the new TV app. In addition to paying only for the channels you want, the new Apple TV app puts all that content in one place, so you don’t have to jump from app to app to watch different content.

The new TV app also has a new kids panel that collects a ton of kid- and family-friendly content, including shows like Sesame Street and movies like Great Hero 6† Following the initial rollout in May of the new Apple TV app to mobile devices and Apple Channels, the company will bring the new app to macOS later this year. The app will also come to smart TVs later this year, such as those from Samsung and LG and platforms such as Roku and Amazon.

Apple today unveiled its TV streaming service, alongside two new offerings that bolster its overall service business. Apple News+ is a $10 per month news and magazine subscription that gives you access to over 300 publications, including: wiredGQthe Los Angeles Times, and more from the Apple News app. Apple Arcade is the company’s first game service, giving subscribers access to more than 100 games on iOS, macOS and Apple TV devices.

Apple News+ is available today, while Apple Arcade, whose price is not yet known, will be available this fall.

By akfire1

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