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  • 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. 

Also read: Apple is reportedly considering a subscription bundle for Apple Music and its streaming service Apple TV+, but the music industry is worried it will lose money on the deal

At R84.99 per month, Apple TV+ is slightly cheaper than Netflix and Showmax which costs R99 a month. 

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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