Apple TV streaming service coming to 100+ countries

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A reboot of Amazong Stories is one of the many shows coming to the Apple TV service.
A reboot of Amazong Stories is one of the many shows coming to the Apple TV service.
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The streaming TV service Apple is almost certainly developing won’t be just for Americans. A new report indicates the company will make its content available in over 100 countries around the world.

After years of silence, details of this streaming service are starting to leak out, and this is just the latest good news for Apple fans.

The Apple TV service will debut in the first half of 2019, but only in the United States, according to The Information. But it will go global not too long after that.

Apple TV free for you

This report agrees with an earlier one: the dozens of television programs that Apple paid over a $1 billion to create will be free to customers who already own an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV.

Apple will allow customers to subscribe to other streaming services from within its own, making it easy for someone to, for example, combine Apple and Netflix content.  Negotiations between Apple and the other services are ongoing, according to The Information.

Those who choose to not pay for an additional service will still have access to dozens of TV shows. So far, the iPhone maker has (apparently) committed to a version of Time Bandits, an epic starring Aquaman‘s Jason Momoa, and a sci-fi drama from the producer of  Battlestar Galactica. Steven Spielberg is even on board with an Amazing Stories reboot.

And this content will be family friendly. Appe is producing TV shows free from gratuitous sex, profanity or violence.