Apple TV+ quietly hikes its prices in latest streaming rate increase


Apple TV quietly raised the rate of its premium subscription by $3 per month, multiple outlets reported Wednesday, making it the latest streaming service to increase its monthly rate this year, joining Netflix, Disney+, Hulu and Max, amid escalating competition between streaming services.
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Apple TV raised the price of its monthly premium subscription, though it’s not the first streaming giant to do so this year.

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Key Takeaways
  • Tech giant Apple raised the monthly price of its premium Apple TV+ from $6.99 to $9.99, while the price of its Apple One plans—which also include Apple Music and its gaming service Apple Arcade—increased from $16.95 per month to $19.95 for its individual package, $22.95 to $25.95 for its family package and $32.95 to $37.95 for premier.
  • Apple TV follows a slate of rivals to raise their prices, including Netflix, which earlier this month raised the price of its premium plan—which includes 4K Ultra HD video and four simultaneous streams—from $19.99 to $22.99 per month.
  • Netflix also eliminated its cheapest advertisement-free subscription plan in July in an effort to push customers toward its cheapest plan with ads ($6.99 per month), its $15.49 standard plan with up to two simultaneous streams, or its $22.99 premium plan.
  • Hulu, which raised its prices last October to $14.99 for its ad-free plan and $7.99 for its plan with ads, hiked its prices again in August, this time to $17.99 for the ad-free version, though it kept the price of its ad-based plan at $7.99, or $9.99 when bundled with Disney+.
  • Starting earlier this month, the price of Disney’s other streaming platform, Disney+costs $13.99 per month for its ad-free premium version, an increase of $3 from $10.99.
  • Warner Bros. Discovery’s Max, which rebranded from HBO Max earlier this year, raised its monthly price from $14.99 to $15.99 for its ad-free tier in January, while Paramount+ increased from $9.99 per month to $11.99, and the price of NBCUniversal’s Peacock shot up in July from $4.99 to $5.99 for its ad-free plan and $9.99 to $11.99 for its plan without ads.

Spotify, a stalwart in the music streaming arena, plans to raise the cost of its ad-free individual premium plan by $1 to $10.99 per month, the Wall Street Journal reported this summer, amid a string of price hikes among its competitors. Amazon Music raised the price of its unlimited individual plan by the same amount to $10.99 in January (its student price also increased from $4.99 per month to $5.99). YouTube Music and Apple Music also increased their individual tier prices to $10.99 per month, while the price of Apple Music’s family plan shot up to $16.99 per month.

What To Watch For

Apple is planning a product launch on October 30, reportedly unveiling new Mac computers or an M3 Mac chip.

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