As if we have more free time to binge movies. Tuesday night, Apple Inc. brought the streaming war to popular service Netflix with word it will launch in Thailand at a third of the price.
Apple TV+ will be released in Thailand and 119 other countries, on Nov. 1. Subscriptions are THB99 (US$3.24) monthly, coming in a good bit less than in the States, where the price is US$4.99 monthly. The subscription for the ad-free, on-demand service comes with a seven-day trial.
The price includes a Family Sharing package which allows one account to be shared with up to six people. Customers who purchase any new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod Touch starting Sept. 10 can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free.
It’s also launching on the same date in Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Some Apple competitors such as Samsung smart TVs, will support the service as well as Amazon’s Fire TV and smart televisions from Sony, LG and Vizio, in the future.
Don’t have any of those devices? Just watch it via the web at tv.apple.com.
The services will launch Nov. 1 with original shows including See, an epic sci-fi drama set on Earth ุ600 years in the future after a worldwide cataclysm has left everyone blind, a documentary on an African matriarch elephant and her herd’s long journey in The Elephant Queen, and Oprah Winfrey Book Club, a virtual book club of the famous US talk show.
Apple TV+ is one of several new services coming online to challenge the dominance of Netflix. Disney+ will launch in the United States a few days after Apple TV+ on Nov. 12, but no launch date for Thailand has been announced.