Apple is apparently working on a new, cheaper Apple TV player. How cheap remains to be seen, but it does likely mean some compromises.
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Apple TV Plus, stylized as Apple TV+, is a subscription streaming service that offers access to a variety of popular shows and movies. Unlike Netflix and many other streaming services, Apple TV Plus is entirely populated with Apple Originals. In other words, shows and movies that are produced and distributed by Apple. Although this results in a more limited catalog when compared to other streaming services, it is considered to be a library full of high quality content.
Apple TV Plus FAQs
How much is Apple TV Plus?
Apple TV Plus costs $6.99 per month. As this is the price for an ad-free subscription, there’s no option to upgrade to a more expensive plan. However, there are options to save on the cost. For example, the annual Apple TV Plus plan costs $69.99, resulting in a saving of around $14 over the course of a full year.
Some homes may also find they are eligible for a free subscription if they’ve recently purchased a new Apple device. Exactly how long they will get for free depends on the device and when it was purchased.
When did Apple TV Plus launch?
Apple TV Plus first launched in November 2019 in the United States. This was somewhat of a limited launch considering the catalog of content at the time was fairly limited. However, the library has slowly been expanding over time and continues to see new titles added regularly.
Which devices is Apple TV Plus available on?
Apple TV Plus is available on nearly all of Apple’s hardware devices. This means the service can be easily accessed on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple TV.
Apple TV+ is also available on other platforms and devices within the Apple TV app. Some of the supported non-Apple platforms and devices include:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Android TV (select TVs)
- Chromecast with Google TV
- LG TV
- Nvidia Shield TV
- Panasonic TV
- PlayStation 4 & 5
- Samsung TV
- Sony TV
- Vizio TV
Xbox (newer models)
What’s the difference between Apple TV+ and Apple TV?
Apple TV Plus is a subscription-based streaming service that consumers have to pay for each month. This makes it very different to Apple TV which is an app that houses everything TV-related. Apple TV Plus is accessed directly within the Apple TV app along with other premium services, the ability to rent or buy movies, and much more.
For reference, there is also the company’s ‘Apple TV’ streaming player, which can add to the confusion. Essentially, the Apple TV app comes preinstalled on the Apple TV player, and the Apple TV app provides access to Apple TV Plus if signed up for a subscription.
For a limited time, new and existing Vizio TV owners can sign up for an Apple TV+ subscription and watch for free for the first three months.
The Apple TV app is available to download on many Samsung smart TVs, but compatibility does depend on when the individual TV was released.
Apple TV+ is not exactly the most expensive subscription service around, but subscribers can still save on the cost with an annual plan.
The Apple TV app is available to download on a variety of Roku players and smart TVs, but it is best to check specific device support first.
The Apple TV player and app don’t provide live TV directly, but they can be used to watch live TV channels and content. Here’s how it works.
Apple TV channels are an easy way to subscribe to various streaming services and watch without the need to download any additional apps.
An Apple TV+ subscription can be shared with family members and friends, but it’s not quite as simple as sending someone the login details.
There’s no option to cast Apple TV on iPhone and iPad to a Chromecast device, but there is a workaround, and some may not need to cast anyway.
T-Mobile customers can now get a 12-month Apple TV+ subscription at no extra cost. Here’s how to check if you’re eligible for the free deal.
Apple TV with Apple TV+ can be downloaded on a variety of Amazon’s Fire TV devices, including Fire Stick and Fire TV Edition TVs and players.
New and existing T-Mobile customers on eligible mobile plans can stream popular Apple TV+ shows and movies for free for an entire year.
Apple TV+ is not just for iPhone, iPad and MacBook. Here’s the full list of smart TVs, players and other devices you can stream Apple TV+ on.
After the deal ended a few months back for new customers, Apple TV+ subscribers already signed up to the bundle are now facing issues.
PlayStation 5 owners can now sign up to Apple TV+ and watch all the movies and shows included with the subscription for free for six months.
Chromecast with Google TV users can now download the Apple TV app and stream Apple TV+ shows and movies.
Apple TV+ subscribers looking for more content can now combine CBS and Showtime, and save.
Here are some of the improvements and upgrades that Apple TV users can expect later in the year.
Could be plenty of Apple TV upgrades coming this year.
10 million more subscribers suggests Apple is doing something right.