Apple enters the streaming game with the announcement of Apple TV+

| March 28, 2019

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It was a star-studded event with everyone from Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg to Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carrell and even Big Bird in attendance. No, it wasn’t an awards show… it was Monday’s Apple press event to announce Apple TV+.Apple TV+ is their answer to the rise in popularity of streaming services. The company — known for the iPhone and Mac computer — will launch Apple TV+ this fall as a paid, ad-free video portal featuring original movies and TV shows.

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