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Apple TV+ -- News and Rumors -- To launch Mid 2019

Old 09-03-19, 07:15 PM
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If it's really only their trickle of original shows, it does make something like Amazon Prime seem like a steal.
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No, that was one of the 18-20 in development or various stages of production.

5 are still launching in November.
So how long has this whole service been in the making? A massive empire like Apple can only come up with these few shows at launch? They couldn’t have begun shooting these shows like a year or more ago and have them ready by launch? Unless they pull some kind of surprise announcement to get the subscriptions going, this is going to put a big dent in their stock.
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Old 09-04-19, 01:21 AM
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So how long has this whole service been in the making? A massive empire like Apple can only come up with these few shows at launch? They couldn’t have begun shooting these shows like a year or more ago and have them ready by launch? Unless they pull some kind of surprise announcement to get the subscriptions going, this is going to put a big dent in their stock.
That's the million dollar question. We don't know anything about this service aside from the speculated price and the productions they are planning and will supposedly have on launch day. Even a launch day isn't even concrete.

But yeah unless you're a hardcore Apple lover and have to have everything Apple, most are not going to pay for just 5 shows at launch. And those shows may not even interest people. Apple has billions of dollars, so they aren't going to file bankruptcy if this doesn't have a Boom launch. I have to think there is more to this than just the original shows and movies.
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Old 09-10-19, 12:19 PM
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Re: Apple TV+ -- News and Rumors -- To launch Mid 2019

November 1st it rolls out in hundreds of countries, $4.99/month. Still not worth it IMO. Especially since they just talked about a couple of shows and STILL have not stated if there will be anything else tied to it. Sounds like there won't be.

But if you buy any new Apple product, you get a year for free.
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Old 09-10-19, 12:20 PM
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Re: Apple TV+ -- News and Rumors -- To launch Mid 2019

If you buy a new Apple device, you get 1 year for free.
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Re: Apple TV+ -- News and Rumors -- To launch Mid 2019

Cook made it sound like this service will be exclusively built around original content. New content will be added monthly. Probably why they have to start with the $5 price point. They are basically starting this service from scratch.

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Old 09-10-19, 12:22 PM
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Re: Apple TV+ -- News and Rumors -- To launch Mid 2019

The See trailer looked good.
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Old 09-10-19, 12:27 PM
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Re: Apple TV+ -- News and Rumors -- To launch Mid 2019

Thread title needs an update with the November 1st official launch date.
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https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/10/2...prah-dickinson

Nine originals are launching on November 1st as opposed to the earlier reported 5.

The Morning Show
See
For all Mankind
Dickinson
The Elephant Queen
Helpsters
Snoopy in Space
Ghostwriter
Untitled Oprah Winfrey project
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Old 09-10-19, 05:19 PM
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I’d watch Snoopy in Space, but that isn’t enough to get me to subscribe.
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Old 09-10-19, 05:39 PM
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Re: Apple TV+ -- News and Rumors -- To launch Mid 2019

$4.99 is more than worth it just for these 3:

The Morning Show
See
For all Mankind
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I may subscribe for a month in the next year or so. Too much content already on the services I have and I’ll be watching the Disney+ stuff when those come out. Nothing screams to me to subscribe to Apple+ at this time.
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Old 09-10-19, 06:25 PM
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$4.99 is more than worth it just for these 3:

The Morning Show
See
For all Mankind
You're forgetting

Untitled Oprah Winfrey project

which is worth like 10 bucks a month alone. Seriously though, it's launching in two months and they haven't settled on a name?
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Re: Apple TV+ -- News and Rumors -- To launch Mid 2019

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You're forgetting

Untitled Oprah Winfrey project

which is worth like 10 bucks a month alone. Seriously though, it's launching in two months and they haven't settled on a name?
https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/...-storytellers/

According to the official Apple press release, Oprah's show has no title.

This is the only description:

Oprah Winfrey joins the world’s most compelling authors in conversation as she builds a vibrant, global book club community and other projects to connect with people around the world and share meaningful ways to create positive change.
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I'll take a wait and see approach on that Oprah show. As a bookreader by trade and on my free time - she does not always choose books that I may actually be interested in. I am curious about how they'll make it a worldwide phenomenon since it seems that Apple themselves are going to weave their magic in some way to get the message across.
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"Untitled Oprah Winfrey project" sounds like a good name for a band. Will this have licensed shows and movies from other companies too like Netflix and the rest, or are they expecting to get $5 per month just for those shows they're doing?
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For All Mankind is the only one I really want to see - because of Ron Moore. But I'm still not sure if that's enough - especially since I'm guessing I can grab a DVD or Blu-ray release down the road.
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Old 09-11-19, 07:38 AM
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I'm really disappointed they haven't released a cheaper ATV or an ATV Stick. I know an app is coming to other streaming devices. But I'd buy a new ATV if there was a 4K model under $100.
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Yeah the Apple TV is expensive. I have the Apple TV 4K (32 GB), which I got for free for sampling DirecTV Now a few years ago. It retails for $180 and that's quite expensive for a streaming device nowadays unless you love the Apple ecosystem. It's a cool device with a clean interface, but I probably wouldn't have bought it on my own.

Even the regular HD version is still pricey at $150.

I think most budget conscious people lean towards an Amazon device or a Roku.
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Is an Oprah show really that much of a selling point when she has her own cable network?
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Is an Oprah show really that much of a selling point when she has her own cable network?
For the millions of people who live/die by her every word; yes.
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Yeah the Apple TV is expensive. I have the Apple TV 4K (32 GB), which I got for free for sampling DirecTV Now a few years ago. It retails for $180 and that's quite expensive for a streaming device nowadays unless you love the Apple ecosystem. It's a cool device with a clean interface, but I probably wouldn't have bought it on my own.

Even the regular HD version is still pricey at $150.

I think most budget conscious people lean towards an Amazon device or a Roku.
I wonder if it's a branding thing. Apple usually doesn't do "budget" devices (at least not what I'd consider budget conscious for my paygrade. budget compared to their pro models, maybe).

but since they're finally allowing us to watch itunes content on other devices, it doesn't matter all that much anymore anyway.
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Is an Oprah show really that much of a selling point when she has her own cable network?
Oprah has a huge following. Hell, she has her own TV network. Obviously you and most here are not the target audience.
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"Untitled Oprah Winfrey project" sounds like a good name for a band. Will this have licensed shows and movies from other companies too like Netflix and the rest, or are they expecting to get $5 per month just for those shows they're doing?
It looks like this service will be solely based on original content. No licensed movies and shows.
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Oprah has a huge following. Hell, she has her own TV network. Obviously you and most here are not the target audience.
Right, which is why I brought up the fact that she has her own network and asked if she’s really a selling point already having that. I know she’s very popular still, but I just imagine that a good chunk of people who are that devoted to her probably get her network somehow (cable subscription or whatever).
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