Battle Of The Pluses: Apple TV+ vs. Disney+
Apple TV+ and Disney+ are both stepping into the streaming ring this November—how do they compare?
The streaming wars are coming to a head this November with heavyweights Apple and Disney launching their new platforms, competing with Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBOGo, and many more. In the likely case you’re pondering whether Apple TV+ and Disney+ will be worth the investments, here’s everything we know so far about the upcoming services.
Launch date: November 1, 2019 worldwide
Price: $4.99 (₱249) per month (a free one-year subscription with the purchase of a new iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, or AppleTV) with access for up to six people per subscription via Family Sharing.
Supported devices: All Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac), smart TVs that support the Apple TV app (currently only Samsung, but later available on Amazon Fire, Roku, Sony, LG, and Vizio smart TVs), and via tv.apple.com on Safari, Chrome, and Firefox browsers.
Content: As of now, Apple TV+ will only carry Apple Originals—more like HBOGo than Netflix, and will be releasing new original programs every month. Add-on channel subscriptions (including Disney+ when it launches), and movies and TV episodes on the iTunes are all currently available for rent or purchase.
Launch date: November 12, 2019 in the US, Canada, and the Netherlands; November 19 in Australia and New Zealand; then the rest of Europe and Asia-Pacific in the following months.
Price: $6.99 per month / $12.99 for a Disney+, Hulu ($5.99 with ads), and ESPN+ ($4.99) package bundle
Supported devices: Apple devices (as an additional in-app purchase in the Apple TV app), Android devices, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Sony TV, and Roku players and TV.
Content: Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars (Lucasfilm), and National Geographic.
Photo Credit: Disney