Disney announced earlier this year that it will launch its Disney+ streaming TV service in the United States on November 12 for $6.99 per month. Yesterday, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman published a report claiming that Apple’s rival TV service, Apple TV+, will also launch in November, but likely for $9.99.
Both companies are entering an increasingly crowded streaming TV landscape that already includes HBO, Netflix, CBS, Showtime and Starz, and will soon see other big entries such as HBO Max, offers from AT&T, and offers from NBC Universal.
According to the Bloomberg report, citing people familiar with Apple’s plans, Apple TV+ will launch with a “small selection of shows,” including the morning show† great stories† To see† The truth is being toldand a documentary series about houses called House† Apple is still mulling over prices, the report says, but leaning toward $9.99.
The company is also still considering its options on how to release the content. While Netflix usually releases entire seasons of shows in one day, and HBO releases episodes weekly, one of the options Apple is considering would be to release the first three episodes of a season at once and then push episodes weekly after that. Another report this week, this time by the Financial Times, claimed that Apple is spending $6 billion this year on original shows and movies.
Disney+ will offer original series starting November 12 at a weekly cadence, plus some content from the old catalog of its various brands (including Marvel, Star Wars, ABC, Fox, Pixar and many more) in the United States, Canada and the Netherlands. The service will then launch on November 19 in Australia and New Zealand, with all other regions to follow within two years, according to previous statements from Disney leaders.