Apple has launched its first Apple TV+ bundle in the United States, signalling what could be a sign of more things to come when it comes to its services.
The new bundle in the U.S. announced this morning offers an Apple TV+ subscription with CBS All Access and Showtime for $9.99 USD per month, after a 7-day free trial, which includes family sharing for up to six family members using their Apple ID.
“Apple TV+ gives you access to award-winning Apple Originals, with more high quality series and movies being added each month,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, in a statement. “This bundle is a big bonus for Apple TV+ subscribers, giving them the best of CBS and Showtime on the Apple TV app at a great value.”
Apple says, “Through this bundle, Apple TV+ subscribers can enjoy both the CBS All Access Commercial Free plan and SHOWTIME at an incredible price.”
Later this summer, the Apple TV app will debut on Sony and VIZIO smart TVs, added Apple.
Also, “for a limited time,” Apple says “customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, or iPod touch can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free.” However, this freebie has been available since last fall and it’s unclear when it may disappear.
While Apple has a new U.S. bundle for Apple TV+, it’s unknown if a similar bundle may appear in Canada or not. But it’s a sign the company is working with TV networks to add more value to Apple TV+, which has a library smaller compared to Netflix and other streaming services.