Apple TV+ officially launched in SA - here’s how it compares to Netflix, Showmax and Amazon Prime
- Apple TV+ launched in South Africa last Friday.
- Business Insider South Africa compared Apple TV+’s offering with other major streaming platforms in the country.
- At R84.99 a month, Apple TV+ is slightly cheaper than Showmax and Netflix.
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Apple TV+, Apple’s streaming subscription service, launched in South Africa and around the world last Friday.
The service promises a lot of exclusive series such as the highly anticipated The Morning Show starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell.
The platform also signed a deal with Oprah to produce content for it in the near future.
Business Insider South Africa compared Apple TV+’s South Africa offering with other major streaming platforms in the country.
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To subscribe to all four platforms will cost roughly R370.99 a month, while DStv’s premium package costs R809 a month.
DStv premium package, however, does include sport and sport streaming through DStv Now, which the other streaming platforms do not offer.
At launch, most Apple TV+ series premiered with three episodes, with one new episode to roll out every week.
A year subscription of Apple TV+ is included for free with every purchase of a new iPhone, Macbook, iPad, iPod, and Apple TV.
The service is also available for a 7-day free trial.
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