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Apple TV+ now has 10 million subscribers; may add older TV shows, movies

Apple is acquiring older movies and shows for its Apple TV+ streaming service to build a back catalog of content that can better stack up against the huge libraries available on Netflix, Hulu and Disney+, reports Bloomberg, which says the service now has 10 million folks signed up.

The article says the tech giant’s video-programming execs have taken pitches from Hollywood studios about licensing older content for TV+ and have bought some shows and movies. Still, the company plans on keeping the streaming service focused on original content.

Apple TV+ costs US$4.99 per month. However, it’s free for a year for anyone who buys an Apple device, and students who have a student subscription to ‌Apple Music‌ for $4.99 per month can also get access to ‌‌Apple TV‌‌+ at no additional charge.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.