Apple's upcoming streaming service, Apple TV Plus, is being launched in India for 99 rupees or $ 1.40 per month, Bloomberg reports. The subscription costs are cheaper than the plans that services like Netflix and Amazon offer in India, which also compete to conquer the growing market. With over 500 million users on the internet, India has more of its population online than any other country except China.
Apple TV Plus, which costs $ 4.99 per month in the US, will be launched on November 1 in more than 100 countries – including India. Users receive a free one-week trial period and Apple offers a one-year subscription for customers who purchase an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch. The streaming service starts with offering nine original series, including The morning show and that of Jason Momoa See, along with other films, documentaries and TV shows.
Netflix recently started offering a mobile streaming plan in India for 199 rupees ($ 2.80 USD), while Amazon offers its monthly Amazon Prime video membership for 129 rupees ($ 1.80). However, American companies still have to offer prices that are just as competitive as India's own streaming services Bloomberg says can be as low as 40 cents a month.
Of course the price is not the only factor that indicates whether customers will subscribe – there is also the quality of the content. The Indian streaming service Hotstar, which has the largest share of app downloads in the country, happens to be in the hands of Star India, a subsidiary of Disney. Her rumored that Disney + will launch its streaming content as part of a Hotstar subscription, with content localized with dubs and subtitles in various Indian languages. Hotstar even has its own version of The office, so maybe watch the trailer I linked and do what you want with that information.