Apple’s new TV service appears like a clone of Amazon Prime Video — here is how the two examine

Apple introduced Apple TV+ on Monday, an ad-free subscription video service that can debut this fall and embrace unique TV exhibits. Apple's streaming effort is similar to Amazon Prime Video, in that it consists of unique content material in addition to "Channels" that permit customers to subscribe to premium providers like Showtime and HBO. The one large factor that differentiates Prime Video from Apple TV+ proper now's that Prime Video has an enormous library of licensed content material. Apple is leaping into the streaming conflict this fall, and has enlisted a crew of high-profile stars and creators to tackle Netflix and Amazon. Throughout a particular occasion on the Steve Jobs Theater in California on Monday, the tech large introduced Apple TV+, an upcoming ad-free subscription TV service that can embrace unique TV exhibits. The service will debut this fall on a brand new Apple TV app, and have TV exhibits starring and created by Jennifer Aniston, Jason Momoa, J.J. Abrams, Steven Spielberg, M. Night time Shyamalan, and extra. Pricing was not introduced on Monday, however is anticipated to be revealed later this yr. Together with the streaming service, the brand new Apple TV app, which debuts in Might in over 100 nations, will characteristic "Apple Channels," together with HBO, Starz, Showtime, CBS All Entry, Smithsonian Channel, and extra. Pricing wasn't introduced, however a value of $10.99 for Showtime flashed on display screen through the demo video on Monday. READ MORE: Here is every little thing Apple simply introduced at its large occasion Apple's upcoming streaming efforts push it right into a aggressive enviornment the place Netflix dominates and providers like Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and HBO Now/Go are attempting to catch up. Different firms shall be becoming a member of within the close to future, equivalent to Disney with Disney+ and WarnerMedia with its personal streaming service, each anticipated to debut later this yr. The brand new Apple TV app shall be accessible for the primary time on Samsung good TVs this spring and on Roku, Amazon Hearth, Sony, LG, and Vizio platforms within the close to future.  Primarily based on what Apple revealed on Monday, Apple TV+ sounds similar to Amazon Prime Video, in that the brand new Apple TV app will embrace each Channels and unique exhibits, and customers can hire content material from the iTunes retailer as typical, simply as subscribers can hire content material on Prime Video.  Apple Channels appear precisely like Amazon Channels Apple introduced Apple Channels on Monday, which permits customers to subscribe to the providers they need and consider them by the Apple TV app with no extra accounts or apps. Amazon Prime Video already does that.  Amazon launched its channels in 2015 as a partnership program. By means of Amazon Prime Video, customers can subscribe to and watch premium cable networks like HBO, Showtime, and Starz with no separate app or account for these platforms. Apple TV channels will embrace HBO, Starz, Showtime, CBS All Entry, Smithsonian Channel, EPIX, Tastemade, Noggin and MTV Hits. Pricing for Apple Channels wasn't introduced on Monday, however the demo confirmed Showtime priced at $10.99, which is similar value because the Showtime channel on Amazon Prime Video. This means that different Apple Channels may very well be priced equally. The HBO channel at Prime Video, as an illustration, is $14.99. Apple is coming sturdy out of the gate with originals Together with Channels, Apple revealed its slate of unique programming to debut with Apple TV+. Prime Video additionally consists of unique content material on prime of its channels. Apple already has a powerful lineup of expertise connected. Among the many Apple unique exhibits coming to Apple TV+ are an "Superb Tales" reboot from Steven Spielberg; "Morning Present," starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell; "See," a sci-fi drama starring "Aquaman" actor Jason Momoa; Kumail Nanjiani's "Little America;" and "Little Voices," from J.J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles. READ MORE: Apple simply introduced Apple Information Plus, a information subscription service for $9.99 a month Prime Video's greatest identified unique exhibits embrace "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," which swept the Emmys within the comedy classes final yr, and "Homecoming," a drama starring Julia Roberts based mostly on the Gimlet Media podcast of the identical title. It is growing a big-budget "Lord of the Rings" TV collection, which it paid $250 million for the rights to, and renewed sci-fi drama "The Expanse" for an upcoming fourth season after Syfy canceled the present final yr.  There's one large factor lacking from Apple TV+ There's not an entire lot about Apple TV+ proper now that differentiates it from Amazon Prime Video as a service, exterior of the content material each will supply. However there's one large factor that Prime Video has that Apple TV+ seems prefer it will not. Prime Video has an enormous library of licensed content material. Based on a December research by streaming search engine Reelgood, Amazon Prime Video has over 12,700 films, far exceeding Netflix and Hulu (Netflix has probably the most unique content material, although). Prime Video additionally had probably the most TV exhibits at over 2,000. Whereas Apple TV+ will embrace content material customers can purchase or hire (simply as Prime Video does), there was no indication to this point that it'll have a catalog of licensed films and TV exhibits. Authentic content material is turning into increasingly necessary, and Apple TV+ is off to a great begin on that entrance. However licensed exhibits like "The Workplace" and "Pals" are nonetheless probably the most watched exhibits, even on Netflix. Amazon Prime Video is priced as a standalone service at $eight.99 a month, or accessible as a part of a broader Prime subscription (together with free two-day transport) that prices $12.99 a month or $119 a yr. We do not but know the pricing on Apple+. SEE ALSO: Apple simply introduced Apple Arcade, a brand new subscription service for unique Mac and iOS video games Be part of the dialog about this story » NOW WATCH: How 'white savior' movies like 'Inexperienced E-book' harm Hollywood