The 5 most important details we just learned about Apple's long-rumored push into TV
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- Apple finally unveiled its long-rumored streaming TV service on Monday.
- The service is actually two services, named Apple TV Plus and Apple TV Channels.
- Apple didn't announce pricing for the services.
Apple's long-rumored, Netflix-like video streaming service was finally unveiled on Monday: it's called Apple TV Plus, and a cavalcade of top-level Hollywood talent is producing content for the new service.Celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, and J.J. Abrams were on hand alongside Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple's Cupertino, California, headquarters to announce new projects for the platform.Advertisement
But that's not all! Apple also announced a new service named Apple TV Channels, which offers a la carte access to a handful of different TV channels - both Channels and Plus are part of a major update coming to the Apple TV app. If it sounds like a lot, that's because it is.
Here's everything we know about Apple's new TV streaming service:
1. Apple TV Plus is similar to Netflix, Hulu, and other paid streaming services ... sort of.
2. Apple's other push into TV is a new service named Apple TV Channels.Advertisement
3. The Apple TV app is coming to a mess of new devices, from the Mac to competitors like Roku and Samsung.
4. Apple is creating a bunch of shows for Apple TV Plus, and it's working with a bunch of very famous people to make those shows.Advertisement
Here's a look at the shows that were announced for Apple TV Plus:
5. Pricing and availability for Apple TV Plus is coming later this year. Pricing for Apple TV Channels remains unknown, but it arrives as an update in May.Advertisement
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