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Apple TV Plus Will Launch Nov. 1, and It's Cheaper Than Disney Plus

Apple's streaming service is coming soon

Liam Mathews

During Apple's special event previewing its upcoming offerings, CEO Tim Cook dropped some big news about forthcoming streaming service Apple TV+. The service, which includes buzzy new shows like Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston's The Morning Show and millennial Emily Dickinson riff Dickinson, will launch on Friday, Nov. 1 with its first crop of shows and cost $4.99 per month. And if you buy an Apple device, a year of Apple TV+ will be included for free.

Though the existing Apple TV app will continue to exist as a marketplace for buying and renting titles and aggregator of third-party subscription services, Apple TV+ is launching without a library of licensed content, which puts it at a disadvantage compared to other upcoming streaming services like HBO Max and Disney+. Apple TV+'s low price point is obviously meant to compete with Disney+, which will cost $6.99 per month and launches Nov. 12.

Everything We Know About Apple's Streaming Service, Apple TV+

During the presentation, Apple also premiered the trailer for the post-apocalyptic drama series See, starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard. That series will be available on launch day, along with The Morning Show; Dickinson; Ronald D. Moore's sci-fi series For All Mankind; Helpsters, a children's series from the makers of Sesame Street; Snoopy in Space; Ghostwriter, a reboot of the classic kids' show; nature doc The Elephant Queen; and a streaming version of Oprah's book club. Further shows will be released monthly.

For full Apple event coverage, visit our sister site CNET.