Apple TV +: All you need to know

Nowadays there are several streaming services coming from many different companies. We have Amazon Prime Videos, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, among many others.

The creator of the iPhones could not be left out on this, even though its platform like Apple TV + has come a long way behind competitors. It was recently launched in Brazil with a very affordable price, especially when compared to how much its rivals cost.

In this article, we'll look at what, how it works, and if it's worth it for you, the user, to subscribe to this company's service.

1. What is the service?

Apple TV + is the industry's newest movie and series streaming platform developed by Apple. It was officially announced after months of rumors on March 25, 2019 and had its international release on 11/01 in over 100 countries, including Brazil.

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<p>Even with such a recent launch, it already has millions of subscribers who, on average, spent more than one hour each on the service, which is an excellent sign for the company and helps to ensure the continuity of the series offered.</p>
<p>It costs the modest price of $ 9.99 per month in our country, which is a bargain if you consider that in the United States it costs $ 4.99 per month and that a subscription offers access to up to 5 people plus you The platform also offers a free 7-day trial period before you make any payments.</p>
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You can also subscribe to college students on the music service, Apple Music and gain Apple TV + access without paying anything extra. And considering that this music service plan costs only $ 8.50, there's no point in not taking advantage of it.

The company has a great offer where, when you buy a new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV or Mac on the latest version of iOS, iPadOS, tvOS or macOS at the Apple store or an authorized reseller, you get a free year of access to your new service. The user has a period of three months after purchase to activate their free year.

2. Catalog

Apple TV + offers in its catalog only original programs, all available in 4K resolution with Dolby Atmos sound produced and licensed by Apple itself. It promises monthly releases of new content, so the user is never left without what to watch and allows the download to view offline of all media offered.

Some of the series offered are listed below, with their respective synopses.

The Morning Show is probably the series that the company has advertised most and with good reason, as it has excellent actors and actresses such as Jennifer Aniston, Steven Carell and Reese Witherspoon. It tells the story of how a TV anchor deals with her 15-year-old layoff and how she changes the way she works.

Apple TV + Catalog

See a series set in a distinctive future where a virus has ravaged humanity and those who have survived blind, for generations. However, in one tribe are born twins who can see and are eventually persecuted by the queen of another. It has Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard in its cast.

For All Mankind is set in an alternate universe, where unlike here, the Soviet Union won the space race and was the first to place a human on the moon, an event known as the Red Moon. This shows how it would be if the US and Soviet Union were running a new space race.

Dickinson is a series set in the 19th century about the maturing of young Emily Dickinson (played by Hailee Steinfeld) and her struggle to be heard and respected, in very humorous episodes lasting about half an hour each.

Helpsters is a puppet series designed to be educational for preschool-age children, teaching the most fundamental concepts of early programming. produced by the same team that made Vila Ssamo.

The Ghost Writer is a series reboot of the same name as the early 1990s; It's a series of children's adventure, where when a ghost starts haunting local bookstores and libraries and bringing fictional characters to life, four kids come together to solve this mystery.

Apple TV + Catalog

In addition to these, there are some other series and movies that are also available on the service and others that are already scheduled for release: you can now watch The Elephant Queen and Snoopy in Space; The movie Hala will be available on 11/22 and the series Servant and Truth be Told on 11/26 and 6/6, respectively.

Thanks to the service's initial popularity, it has several unofficial sources reporting that four of the series have already been renewed for new seasons, even though only one of them has had all of its episodes released at the premiere, with the rest being on a weekly episode model after. the first 3 that came out, too, at the premiere.

All contents are offered with voice acting and subtitles in almost 40 different languages, as well as specific subtitles for people with hearing impairments. It also has audio description in 8 languages.

3. Support

Apple TV + is available primarily on company platforms: iOS, iPadOS, macOS and Apple TV, all in the latest software version and also has a browser version.

Apple TV + Compatibility

In addition, it also works on several Samsung Smart TVs, Roku devices, Amazon Fire TV, some LG Smart TVs, and promises that it will soon support VIZIO Smart TVs.

4. Competition

There are many websites to watch files and series online. Apple TV +'s biggest competitors are Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. The first is considered to be the largest movie and series streaming platform in the world, with thousands of movies and series in its catalog and more than 150 million subscribers in the world.

The second is Amazon's competitor, which has a broad catalog of third party and own productions. Their numbers, however, are smaller, so almost everything in Netflix has it, but the opposite is not true.

As for prices, Netflix is ​​by far the most expensive of all, with its cheapest plan costing more than double the other services. It has three plans, the most basic at $ 21.90, the intermediate, which allows you to watch up to 2 screens, for $ 32.90 and the most expensive, which has UHD resolution and allows up to 4 screens, for $ 45 90

Amazon Prime Video costs just $ 7.90 for the first 6 months and $ 14.90 later, with access to up to 3 simultaneous screens. In addition, the user can still subscribe to Amazon Prime, which arrived in our country in September, for $ 9.90 per month, which comes with several other things, including Amazon Prime Music, Prime Reading and free shipping.

5. How to use Apple TV +

Let's start by talking about what you need to do to subscribe to the service: you need an Apple ID. If you don't have one yet, you need to create it, which is a very simple process, which we covered in this guide on how to create an Apple ID.

If you already have it, go to the platform's official website, log in with your Apple ID and click“Start Free Trial”and follow the walkthrough available on the site. If you do not like the service, you can very easily cancel the test before it runs out and make no payment.

If you bought an Apple product recently, as the new iPhone 11 has earned a year of Apple TV +. Upon entering the site and logging in, a screen will appear saying “Enjoy a free year”. Click continue and confirm the "purchase".

Now that you have access to the service, you will probably want to watch something it offers. To do this, there are a few different ways depending on which device you are using.

If you're accessing from an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, or Apple TV, open the app. "TV", click in“Following”where you will show all the series you have to watch or click“What to watch” or select what you want to watch and click Play episode or go to the bottom of the page and click on the download cloud to watch offline.

To watch from any browser, go to the service home page, click“Sign in” in the top right corner of the screen, sign in with your Apple ID and clickPlay episodeto start watching or in“Go to the program” to see more information about the series.

How to Use Apple TV +

The iPhones creator service also offers the ability to enable parental control to restrict what little ones can watch. To do this, go to the platform page, log in, click your "account"in the upper right corner clickAccount Settings in the menu that opens. Da s configure as you please.

Apple TV + was created with the idea that you can access content on any compatible device and watch exactly where you left off. To do so, I need "pause" what you are seeing and on another device click on the series that is in the option“Following”.

If you want to unsubscribe, simply click your account in the upper right corner of the Apple TV + home screen, then Account Adjustments go to the end of the page where have a button "To manage".Click on it in “Unsubscribe” and confirm. If you cancel the year you won for free, you cannot reactivate it or earn another.

6. Family Sharing

With Apple TV +, you can watch up to 6 screens simultaneously through the familiar sharing tool, with 6 different interconnected accounts. The price of the plan is the same regardless of whether this tool is active or not.

To activate quite simple, but remember that you can only be in a family group. To create it on smartphones, click "Settings“, in your name, in“Family Sharing” is at“Start Using”; j on Mac, v menu Apple, “System Preferences” is at “Family Sharing”. Then follow the onscreen instructions.

Apple TV + Family Sharing

To add members to the family group, you must follow the same steps above, go to the“Family Sharing” and click on it“Add Familiar”

7. Problem Solving

If you happen to have a problem, there are a few steps the user can take to try to solve it.

First, try logging out of your Apple ID and logging in if you have any issues related to the download. Second, restart or even format your compatible device, and finally ensure that Home Sharing is set up correctly. If none of this works, contact Apple at this link.

So what did you think of our Apple TV + review?

We hope you enjoyed what you saw and was useful to you. Leave us comments on what you think of this new platform and if you think it's worth exchanging your current streaming service for this one or subscribing to it with what you already use.