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Apple TV+ wil launch in November for $4.99/month (yahoo.com)
29 points by pgm8705 7 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 9 comments



The other remaining question I have is if they are going to release the shows using the Netflix model (dump all at once) or follow Amazon/Hulu and do weekly releases. My guess is the latter. The $4.99 price point is great but it also signals to me that they know they don't have a huge library as a draw. So releasing shows week by week will also be a better strategy than just dumping all episodes at once. Otherwise people could watch everything using the free trial and then cancel the subscription.


> Otherwise people could watch everything using the free trial and then cancel the subscription.

i'd guess you can still do this, just not at launch. Just wait a few weeks/months


That's true! I know I've done that with a few HBO series in the past.


Reading the product page, it looks like there will be monthly releases of new content. So it might be a merger of the two release styles: a new, complete show/movie every month.


Plus, a full year of it is given away with new hardware.


have to say I was pretty skeptical about yet another streaming service - but for that price point its going to be hard to not sign up


The first hit is always free. The real question is how quickly they ratchet up the price. I suspect Disney will do so very aggressively - to keep the shareholders happy.


Remember that Netflix was that cheap at one point in time. It's all about the long game.


Very little initial content explains the low price. Good idea for the free trial will boost initial launch numbers.




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