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  1. Ken Magel's Avatar
    As usual, Apple is late to the game. However, in this case, Apple has a substantial disadvantage it does not usually have: many of the competitors have substantial back catalogs well beyond the original content they developed just for their streaming service. Apple does not seen to have any back catalog. Even if two or three of the new shows they are developing are hits, how many people will subscribe to watch a total of less than 100 hours of hit TV along with another hundred hours or so of unknown shows?
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    05-21-2019 12:46 PM
  2. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    It will flop 60 days after launch. There won't be enough subscribers to justify the cost. And at roughly $5 per channel, at 10 channels you'll be paying the same amount as YouTube TV and not getting anywhere near the programming.
    05-21-2019 02:07 PM
  3. Tartarus's Avatar
    It will flop 60 days after launch. There won't be enough subscribers to justify the cost. And at roughly $5 per channel, at 10 channels you'll be paying the same amount as YouTube TV and not getting anywhere near the programming.
    I don’t wanna draw conclusions before it happens.
    I’m curious too and I really hope they’ll do something that others haven’t.
    05-21-2019 05:16 PM
  4. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    It will flop 60 days after launch. There won't be enough subscribers to justify the cost. And at roughly $5 per channel, at 10 channels you'll be paying the same amount as YouTube TV and not getting anywhere near the programming.
    All these different services just have me pirating again. Sometimes the pirated stuff is better quality with more reliable streaming than the services themselves.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    05-22-2019 12:25 AM
  5. Ken Magel's Avatar
    Will Apple then buy Netflix or try to buy a partnership in Disney+ or something similar? Or will they try to find a source for a back catalog of shows they can license?
    05-22-2019 03:37 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    As usual, Apple is late to the game. However, in this case, Apple has a substantial disadvantage it does not usually have: many of the competitors have substantial back catalogs well beyond the original content they developed just for their streaming service. Apple does not seen to have any back catalog. Even if two or three of the new shows they are developing are hits, how many people will subscribe to watch a total of less than 100 hours of hit TV along with another hundred hours or so of unknown shows?
    On the surface, I can’t see Apple overtaking it’s competitors any time soon. Original content doesn’t automatically equate to a smash hit. I’m also curious to see how long it will be ad-free. Still, I’m glad Apple is offering a video streaming service we can subscribe to if we choose to do so.
    05-22-2019 06:56 PM
  7. ksassy's Avatar
    I don't see how Apple will compete at all because they need more than just original content exclusive to Apple TV+. To me it doesn't make sense to offer a service just because everyone else does. Sorta feels like they're throwing up this everything Apple services to see what sticks. Disney+ has my vote and $$ based on the deep plethora of content alone.
    calebt likes this.
    05-22-2019 09:41 PM
  8. softcake's Avatar
    Will be interesting to see how it goes, I am optimistic there will be some great shows to come out of it, but with Netflix it's definitely tough competition..
    05-23-2019 04:35 AM
  9. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Apple is just banking on the names they brought on stage. They said nothing on their site about anything other than original content. It also requires the Apple TV app. Which it just so happens to have allowed to be placed on numerous other TV’s. I’m not sure what Apple’s endgame is here, but I’ll be watching.
    05-23-2019 06:54 AM
  10. calebt's Avatar
    My money is going with Disney +.
    ksassy likes this.
    05-23-2019 07:29 AM
  11. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    The possibilities are endless and overwhelming! I really am overwhelmed. There is so much happing in the world of cord-cutting and streaming. Trying to figure out what the best deal isn't always easy, because it depends on what type of content each individual prefers. So I will just wait and see what develops and continue to be overwhelmed.
    05-23-2019 08:58 AM
  12. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I don’t need another streaming service, whether it’s Apple, Disney, or any other company. I’m content with the few options I use. Plus TV isn’t a huge thing for me. Where’s Books+
    06-01-2019 08:56 AM
  13. Ken Magel's Avatar
    I have heard a rumor that Apple will offer TV+ free to Apple customers. Not sure if this is true, but it would make TV+ viable as long as it lasted. Also not sure what counts as an Apple customer, if this is true.
    06-05-2019 02:46 PM
  14. wilber1's Avatar
    I have heard a rumor that Apple will offer TV+ free to Apple customers. Not sure if this is true, but it would make TV+ viable as long as it lasted. Also not sure what counts as an Apple customer, if this is true.
    I never heard that but Hello we are talking about Apple here.
    06-05-2019 02:50 PM
  15. calebt's Avatar
    I have heard a rumor that Apple will offer TV+ free to Apple customers. Not sure if this is true, but it would make TV+ viable as long as it lasted. Also not sure what counts as an Apple customer, if this is true.
    Free huh, maybe if you subscribe to a music family plan or a whole lot of cloud storage or some other subscriptions Apple Offers they’ll throw in TV+, but who knows
    06-05-2019 02:59 PM
  16. MasterDarque's Avatar
    Maybe an Apple TV+ subscription will be thrown in with a purchase of a 2019 MacPro & Pro Display XDR monitor... WITH stand...
    Last edited by MasterDarque; 06-05-2019 at 03:39 PM.
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    06-05-2019 03:18 PM
  17. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Maybe an Apple TV+ subscription will be thrown in with a purchase of a 2019 MacPro & Pro Display XDR monitor... WITH stand...
    MasterDarque likes this.
    06-05-2019 06:40 PM
  18. Ken Magel's Avatar
    Perhaps, APple knows what they are doing. $4.99 a month is npot bad. Further, a full year free if you buy an Apple hardware product.
    09-11-2019 01:08 PM
  19. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    Perhaps, APple knows what they are doing. $4.99 a month is npot bad. Further, a full year free if you buy an Apple hardware product.
    I am impressed with the price, that's for sure!
    09-11-2019 02:12 PM
  20. jeraldjamescapao88's Avatar
    It will flop 60 days after launch. There won't be enough subscribers to justify the cost. And at roughly $5 per channel, at 10 channels you'll be paying the same amount as YouTube TV and not getting anywhere near the programming.
    Well I will still give Apple a chance.
    09-11-2019 02:34 PM
  21. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The possibilities are endless and overwhelming! I really am overwhelmed. There is so much happing in the world of cord-cutting and streaming. Trying to figure out what the best deal isn't always easy, because it depends on what type of content each individual prefers. So I will just wait and see what develops and continue to be overwhelmed.
    I have about another year on my Comcast contract. I'm looking at all the streaming options in case I decide to leave Comcast. It does get overwhelming and confusing for me. I really like Comcast, as I get all the channels I need. Some services don't offer what I require. There's only a couple that do. I most likely pay more for Comcast than what I would pay for a streaming service, but I like what I get with Comcast. The voice remote is cool. To change the channel, I just push a button and say, "CBS". I don't have an TV. I'd get one if Apple and Comcast would play nice. The Xfinity Stream app on TV would be nice. But it doesn’t look like that will happen. It would work on Roku, but I want TV. So, I'm torn about that. What to do, what to do!
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    09-11-2019 03:22 PM
  22. Ken Magel's Avatar
    Success really depends on how many programs Apple can make available by the end of the first year. Right now, they have seven or eight shows. Thye need a minimum I would guess of 25by the end of the first year.
    I hope many people who give it a try and drop it will consider coming back when the library of shows is much richer.
    09-13-2019 03:06 PM
  23. Ken Magel's Avatar
    How about Apple buying or forming a partnership with Hulu or HBO or Netflix to build their library?
    09-13-2019 03:07 PM
  24. Tartarus's Avatar
    How about Apple buying or forming a partnership with Hulu or HBO or Netflix to build their library?
    What about it? You know that is not gonna happen.
    09-13-2019 03:35 PM

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