As many big companies are almost all venturing into online streaming for movies and series, Apple Plus is set o become the cheapest platform in the market.
Currently the market already has platforms like Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, YouTube Tv, Facebook Tv among many others that are in the market to tap into the vast people that now are preferring to watch online.
Apple Plus will be charging it’s subscribers only $4.99 per month to watch all movies and series on their platform. This will make them way cheaper than all the chasing competition.
When Apple TV+ releases this fall, the company will only be releasing a select few of its originals, including For All Mankind, Dickinson, and The Morning Show starring Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell, and Reese Witherspoon—one the company has poured a ton of resources into creating and promoting.
But with so few original offerings right out of the gate, it puts Apple at odds with streaming giants with successful movies and series—specifically with Netflix, which has placed its bet on churning out as much original content as possible to keep its subscribers returning.
New iPad, iPhone and Apple Tv owners will get a free one month subscription and will enjoy access to all the shows and movies that will be on the platform.
Interestingly, the only new show that Apple gave the spotlight to for its big event was See, starring Jason Momoa who is best known for his role in Frontier, Aquaman and Justice League.
Looking at the rest of the players in the market, Netflix’s basic plan, its cheapest, clocks in at $8.99 while its standard and premium plans which allow HD, and in the latter’s case, Ultra HD streaming are respectively priced at $12.99 and $15.99. A basic Hulu subscription costs $5.99 a month or $11.99 a month to go ad-free. Disney+ will launch at $6.99 and will include 4K, UHD, and High Dynamic Range streaming, with an ad-supported Hulu and ESPN+ bundle costing just $12.99. HBO GO, meanwhile, costs $14.99 a month.
The big question lingering on many people’s minds though is if the streaming platform will only be available on Apple and will it also be available on android which happens to have a big market share.
One streaming user stated though that, Apple is currently cheaper because they are just penetrating the market but also because they do not have the content that is enough to ask for more in subscription.
Author: Moses Echodu
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