Apple TV+ Review

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This year brought us a flurry of new streaming services to compete with Netflix streaming service, Amazon Prime Video streaming service, and the Hulu streaming service. Apple TV Plus is definitely a top contender among the best streaming services based on its design and programming.

Why We Like It – Apple TV+ Review

Like pretty much everything Apple touches, Apple TV Plus is a streamlined, well-designed streaming service with plenty of original content to check out. If you already love Apple products, this is the platform for you.

Pros
  • Frequent release of quality originals
  • Integrates seamlessly with the Apple universe
  • Low cost monthly subscription
Cons
  • Not as many non-original series

Performance

If you already have Apple TV then the real question is, how come you don’t have Apple TV Plus yet? Unsurprisingly, the streaming service performs its best on the Apple device. (Speaking of which, you can watch Apple TV content on any Apple device, like iPhone and iPad, through the Apple TV app.)

Since this new Apple streaming platform is, well, new…potential users may be unsure of what content the tech giant offers. Your uncertainty will be squashed when you hear the lineup of original shows available only through Apple TV Plus. Oprah Winfrey has a new show exclusive to Apple. Little America is another show offering heartfelt, inspiring stories of people across America. Mythic Quest is a laugh out loud comedy that has received great critical feedback. Dickinson is the tale of Emily Dickinson as played by hit actress Hailee Steinfeld. Oh, and of course The Morning Show with Jennifer Aniston, which won a Golden Globe.

You get the picture. The list of TV Apple has come out with goes on and on. Kind of like Netflix, Apple is banking on original TV shows for its success, and so far, it’s nailing the performance.

Design

Apple extends the thoughtful user interface Apple TV users are accustomed to to its streaming platform. The design is pure Apple design. It flows intuitively and looks great.

It’s a much sexier, smoother design than Prime Video and even edges out Netflix. The TV app and web browser both interface well and are great for video streaming and TV streaming on the go. For those without Apple devices, fear not. You can watch Apple TV Plus on Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and more (which is good, because devices like Fire TV are much cheaper than Apple TV).

Value

Even though Apple is known for being super premium, its streaming service is surprisingly affordable. In fact, it’s the most affordable of all of the streaming services at under $5.00 per month. It’s definitely a great value if you get into the original shows and the movies available. Luckily, you can get a seven-day free trial to figure it out before you start paying.

Apple TV+ Review Wrap Up

If this Apple TV review has taught you anything, it’s not to doubt Apple when it puts its mind to something. Apple TV Plus is well worth subscribing to check out its original content. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Apple in a similar category to HBO in a few years when it comes to critically acclaimed content. Unlike Snow White, don’t be afraid to take a bite of this apple.

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Noah has a special ability to discover stellar new products (read: spends hours online shopping), especially if they help people create, watch, listen to music, and improve quality of life. Based in Los Angeles, he’s worked with several global social apps and is the creator of nonormal.life and White Spot Studios.

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