Apple App subscribers have a fabulous holiday season ahead of them, thanks to the newly-launched Apple TV+ services
In September, Apple had announced its plan to launch Apple TV+ on the App platform. This month, the announcement finally went commercial. In the latest official arcade news, Apple announced how audiences across 100 countries and regions can watch Apple TV+ on the Apple TV app. This would bring original TV shows and movies to Apple smartphone screens and connected TVs worldwide.
Apple TV+ Eyes Audience Using Advanced Connected TV Solutions
New-age consumers no longer park themselves in front of televisions to watch movies, sporting events, and favorite shows. They use their tablets and smartphones. With each passing day, more and more internet users are watching their favorite TV shows on their mobile phones. Advanced TV Solutions are transforming the whole streaming business for movie-makers, publishers and ad makers. We already know the impact of YouTube and Instagram videos on the ad sales reported by various publishers. World’s biggest smartphone maker, Apple is now eyeing the TV market by launching Apple TV+ on their Apple TV App.
Apple TV+ will feature “new, exclusive original shows, movies and documentaries” – some of which have never been showcased anywhere in the fast-evolving Media and Entertainment industry. Apple TV+ will be available on all smart devices, including on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung smart TVs, Roku and Amazon Fire TV device. Online consumers can also park themselves on Apple TV+’s web link.
Should You Cut the Cord Today?
TV entertainment can still be rejuvenating. Yet, we can expect cord-cutting trends to continue for the next few years. With new Video formats available across multiple in-view gadgets, we can only hope Apple TV+ popularity to grow and scale new heights of media consumerism.
At the time of this announcement, Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, said –
“Audiences in over 100 countries and regions can now enjoy Apple TV+, home to an all-original lineup of powerful shows and movies from today’s greatest storytellers. It was important for us to make it easy for everyone to watch across all their favourite screens, so Apple TV+ is the most broadly available Apple service ever from day one.”
Fun Begins This Holiday Season with Apple TV App
Apple TV+ subscription is a cool package.
Many new Apple Originals are debuting this holiday season. These include “See” (staring Aquaman Jason Momoa and Sylvia Hoeks), “Dickinson”, “For All Mankind”, “Servant” (November 28), “Oprah’s Book Club“, “Truth Be Told” (December 6) and “Little America,” and movies “Hala” and “The Banker.”
Consumers can avail originals on Apple TV+ 100% break-free and ad-free. The movies and TV shows are also available on-demand that can be “cast” on select Samsung smart TVs, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV devices. The Official statement also confirmed that Apple TV+ subscribers can add their “AirPlay 2-enabled Samsung, LG and VIZIO smart TVs to view Apple Originals from the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac directly to their smart TVs.”
Additional on-screen enhancements from Apple TV+ include translations and sub-titles dubbed in over 40 languages. Viewers can also experience Apple’s new sub-titles formats for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (SDH) or closed captions. Audio descriptions are available in 8 languages.
Apple reported ground-breaking Q32019 revenue, raking in $64 billion. Apple Services alone accounted for $12.5 Billion revenue contribution, an all-time high for the company. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO had stated (on 30 October 2019),
“We concluded a groundbreaking fiscal 2019 with our highest Q4 revenue ever, fuelled by accelerating growth from Services, Wearables and iPad. With customers and reviewers raving about the new generation of iPhones, today’s debut of new, noise-cancelling AirPods Pro, the hotly-anticipated arrival of Apple TV+ just two days away, and our best lineup of products and services ever, we’re very optimistic about what the holiday quarter has in store.”