Published: Tue, September 10, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Apple eyes bigger pie with iPhone 11, content streaming and gaming services

Apple eyes bigger pie with iPhone 11, content streaming and gaming services

Apple on Tuesday announced its streaming service, Apple TV+, will launch on November 1 and charge $4.99 a month.

The Cupertino, California-based technology giant made the announcement at a Tuesday event focused on new versions of the iPhone.

Subscribers can watch Apple TV+ originals both online and offline, ad-free and on demand, on the Apple TV app, which comes pre-installed on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and iPod touch and will soon be on Mac with macOS Catalina.

Apple is ready to compete with Netflix, Hulu in the streaming service market.

The product event kicked off with a presentation dedicated to Apple Arcade, its new videogame service, which will have an introductory price of $4.99/month for whole family, with a one-month free trial. Netflix's entry-level subscription is US$8.99 a month in the U.S.

See trailer
See trailer was unveiled at Apple event

Services generated an all-time record revenue of $11.5 billion for the company in the June quarter when revenue excluding iPhone increased 17% from previous year with growth across all categories. The company first launched Apple TV+ back in March of this year, and it's been releasing trailers for its new shows over the last few weeks.

Apple's pricing undercuts the cost of its other digital services, such as Apple Music and Apple News+. The Morning Show stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell.

Emphasizing what he called the "incredible" reaction to the trailers of Apple originals, which he said have drawn 100 million views to date, Cook presented a full trailer for Jason Momoa-starring drama See.

Jamie Erlicht, Apple's head of Worldwide Video, said, "Apple TV+ is an unprecedented global video service with an all-original slate".

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