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Apple TV+ review February 2020: Is it worth it?

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This popular tech company is trying its hand in the competitive field of media.

Apple is offering its new streaming service to every new device purchase. This gives Apple TV+ a chance to beef up its content and find out what streaming customers really want.

Details

Pricing $4.99
Free trial 7 days
Number of devices 99
Simultaneous streams 6
Closed captions Yes

Pros and cons

Pros

  • Unique new originals content added each month
  • Students get Apple TV+ free with Apple Music subscription
  • Ad free
  • Save shows to watch offline
  • Share with up to six family members

Cons

  • No old movies or shows like Netflix or Hulu
  • Thin content library

What features does Apple TV+ include?

Apple TV+ is a new service and offer only a few features so far.

Download and playback

Save your data by downloading shows to watch later. Pick up where you left off on your smart TV, phone or tablet.

4K quality

Discover new series in the highest resolution out there.

Unique content

Though its library is small, all of the content available on Apple TV+ is original.

What devices is Apple TV+ available on?

You can watch Apple TV+ online or on any device that has the Apple TV app.

Smart TV

  • Apple TV
  • Samsung smart TV
  • Roku
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • LG TVs
  • Sony
  • Vizio

Mobile devices

  • iOS
  • Android

Other devices

  • iPads
  • Mac computers

How much does Apple TV+ cost?

Apple TV+ is $4.99 per month, with no pricing tiers. As it rolls out its new service, Apple offers its streaming service for free with the purchase of a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod. Students also get Apple TV+ streaming for free with an Apple Music subscription.

Free trial

Apple TV+ offers a free seven-day free trial. After the trial is up, your account is automatically renewed monthly at $4.99.

What can I watch on Apple TV+?

Though its library is thin, it offers dramas, fantasy, education, cartoons and more, with titles added monthly. Some titles include:

  • The Morning Show
  • See
  • Dickinson
  • For all Mankind
  • Helpsters
  • Snoopy in Space
  • Ghostwriter
  • Oprah’s Book Club
  • Elephant Queen
  • Servant
  • Truth Be Told
  • Hala

If you’re interested in what Apple TV+ has to offer, you can check out the entire list of programs currently available.

Compare other streaming providers

Name Product Service type Pricing Free trial 4K or UHD Number of devices Simultaneous streams
Hulu
On-demand streaming
$5.99
30 days
Yes
99
1
Disney+
On-demand streaming
$6.99
7 days
Yes
10
4
ESPN+
Sports
$4.99
No
No
99
3
Sling TV
Pay TV
$30
7 days
No
3
3
Amazon Prime
On-demand streaming
$8.99
30 days
Yes
99
2

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Frequently asked questions

Expert review

Those devoted to Apple and its innovative products could be intrigued by its new streaming service. With such little content to choose from, the price is right at $4.99.

Apple knows what’s it’s doing offering a year free when you purchase a new device, looking to get automatic customers as it launches. Now might be the time to get it to see if it’s for you before it raises its prices.

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