New Delhi | Jagran Tech Desk: Apple today announced that Apple TV+, the first all-original video subscription service, will launch on November 1 across 100 countries and regions.

The service will be available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac and other platforms, including online at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. For India, the service has been priced at Rs 99 per month. 

Subscribers can watch Apple TV+ originals both online and offline, ad-free and on demand, on the Apple TV app, which comes pre-installed on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and iPod touch and will soon be on Mac with macOS Catalina. 

Taking a lead over Disney that is likely to unveil Disney+ service on November 12 for $6.99 a month, Apple TV+ will offer a powerful and inspiring line-up of original shows, movies and documentaries, including "The Morning Show," "Dickinson," "See," "For All Mankind" and "The Elephant Queen."

"Apple TV+ is an unprecedented global video service with an all-original slate. We look forward to giving audiences everywhere the opportunity to enjoy these compelling stories within a rich, personalised experience on all the screens they love," said Jamie Erlicht, Apple's head of Worldwide Video. 

The global revenues from streaming video services will reach $159 billion in 2024 -- more than double the figure of $68 billion in 2018. In 2019, the global revenue total is projected to reach about $85 billion, say latest data from Digital TV Research.

"Apple TV+ will be available for one-year promotional package with new Apple products," announced Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Apple Arcade gaming service will feature over 100 new and exclusive games from game developers like Konami, Capcom and Annapurna Interactive, and more. "We can't wait for it to be launched and start playing," Cook said.

The App Store currently has nearly 300,000 free and paid games.With the simplicity of a single subscription, Apple Arcade will bring games to the App Store's more than one billion gaming customers.

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta