I don't get it - where are all the programmes?

philip456

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Netflix has thousands of movies and TV shows. Amazon Prime has a huge amount of free content. Disney is coming on board with a huge back catalogue.

As far as I can see AppleTV+ has *** SEVEN *** programmes.

Am I missing something. Are we supposed to pay for *** SEVEN *** programmes (only three of which I want to watch) and a few more over time.

I'm searching throught the AppleTV+ app on my iMac and all I see are loads of expensive movies and shows to watch. Many that I can get for free on Netflix or Amaxon Prime.

I thought that Apple had spend trillions of dollars on programming. Is this really it?
 

bbednarz

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Netflix has been around how long? Amazon and Disney have been around how long? I know this might be hard to believe, but regardless how much money you have it still takes time to produce content. Especially good content. Although I have a feeling you are trolling as they have not spent "trillions" on programming.
 

MistrSynistr

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Netflix has been around how long? Amazon and Disney have been around how long? I know this might be hard to believe, but regardless how much money you have it still takes time to produce content. Especially good content. Although I have a feeling you are trolling as they have not spent "trillions" on programming.
Apple has access to all of iTunes. That is probably what he is referencing. That some of the movie catalog should be included.
 

Abazigal

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Netflix has thousands of movies and TV shows. Amazon Prime has a huge amount of free content. Disney is coming on board with a huge back catalogue.

As far as I can see AppleTV+ has *** SEVEN *** programmes.

Am I missing something. Are we supposed to pay for *** SEVEN *** programmes (only three of which I want to watch) and a few more over time.

I'm searching throught the AppleTV+ app on my iMac and all I see are loads of expensive movies and shows to watch. Many that I can get for free on Netflix or Amaxon Prime.

I thought that Apple had spend trillions of dollars on programming. Is this really it?
I guess the idea is that we are basically paying for a small library of curated content. Perhaps Apple doesn’t feel the need to get into a bidding war to replicate the content library of Netflix, especially since many of us would already be subscribed to the latter anyways.

Essentially the quality over quantity route.
 
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Netflix has thousands of movies and TV shows. Amazon Prime has a huge amount of free content. Disney is coming on board with a huge back catalogue.

As far as I can see AppleTV+ has *** SEVEN *** programmes.

Am I missing something. Are we supposed to pay for *** SEVEN *** programmes (only three of which I want to watch) and a few more over time.

I'm searching throught the AppleTV+ app on my iMac and all I see are loads of expensive movies and shows to watch. Many that I can get for free on Netflix or Amaxon Prime.

I thought that Apple had spend trillions of dollars on programming. Is this really it?
you’re not supposed to do anything. If you want to subscribe you can, if not then don’t.
Despite what people seem to claim on here it’s pretty obvious this service isn’t supposed to replace your Netflix subscription but be in addition to it. I’ve watched some see and some morning wars, both are high quality and if they keep up the quality of content I would be inclined to continue my subscription next year.
 
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Aydy

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It’s truly bizarre imo. Not only are there only the handful of programs included with subscription, there are only 4 episodes currently to view per show with further episodes added weekly..We literally covered the entire library (barring the kids content) in a few days of initial release lol. I keep popping back into the app to see if something has been put on there to curb the lull and there’s nothing. I was sold a streaming service. I had no idea I was buying into a baron streaming service. It’s confusing opening an app that I pay for only to back out of the app with literally nothing
 

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It’s truly bizarre imo. Not only are there only the handful of programs included with subscription, there are only 4 episodes currently to view per show with further episodes added weekly..We literally covered the entire library (barring the kids content) in a few days of initial release lol. I keep popping back into the app to see if something has been put on there to curb the lull and there’s nothing. I was sold a streaming service. I had no idea I was buying into a baron streaming service. It’s confusing opening an app that I pay for only to back out of the app with literally nothing
Sounds like you didn't know what you paid for.
 

Aydy

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Sounds like you didn't know what you paid for.
Right 😆 I honestly thought, apple have released a streaming service. This’ll be amazing. It’s apple. I seriously thought it was going to be huge with a huge library of content. I wasn’t expecting only Apple original content although I knew it would feature but assumed it’d be mixed with some iTunes related content that apple had secured rights etc..Completely blindsided by this. It’s awful.
 

dwfaust

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Right 😆 I honestly thought, apple have released a streaming service. This’ll be amazing. It’s apple. I seriously thought it was going to be huge with a huge library of content. I wasn’t expecting only Apple original content although I knew it would feature but assumed it’d be mixed with some iTunes related content that apple had secured rights etc..Completely blindsided by this. It’s awful.
Apparently you didn't bother to do any research... the fact that there was no "iTunes related content" included... it was ALWAYS about the new Apple-created content only. Apple did not deceive anyone... they simply stated what the offering was, and launched it.
 

Aydy

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Apparently you didn't bother to do any research... the fact that there was no "iTunes related content" included... it was ALWAYS about the new Apple-created content only. Apple did not deceive anyone... they simply stated what the offering was, and launched it.
I don’t get it. Are you defending it. You are happy with the amount of content?

Also I didn’t accuse anyone of deceit. I said ‘i thought’ it’d have some iTunes content, hence why I admit to feeling blindsided
 

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I don’t get it. Are you defending it. You are happy with the amount of content?

Also I didn’t accuse anyone of deceit. I said ‘i thought’ it’d have some iTunes content, hence why I admit to feeling blindsided
He’s not defending it. He’s simply telling you that’s it your fault for paying for something without checking what you were paying for. He’s right.
 

Aydy

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He’s not defending it. He’s simply telling you that’s it your fault for paying for something without checking what you were paying for. He’s right.
WTH is up here. Why is everyone jumping on everyone who doesn’t really like something? It’s like my opinion is hurting folk or something. Why’s everyone so sensitive? 😆 The OP sounded confused as was I, so I shared a kindred confusion. I didn’t expect to be reprimanded by a bunch of sour pusses. Relax fellas 🤗
 

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WTH is up here. Why is everyone jumping on everyone who doesn’t really like something? It’s like my opinion is hurting folk or something. Why’s everyone so sensitive? The OP sounded confused as was I, so I shared a kindred confusion. I didn’t expect to be reprimanded by a bunch of sour pusses. Relax fellas
Hardly. I’m not a fan... read my posts about the service. But i am not a fan because i don’t care for the shows, and, to be honest, the offering is extremely weak and limited.

It’s no one’s fault but your own if you sign up without doing the research on WHAT you are buying.

You can’t defend ignorance. Understand what you are signing up for, then live with your choice. But “I didn’t know...” is no excuse for complaining about content in a service that you willingly subscribed to. At some point, you have to own it.
 

danny842003

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WTH is up here. Why is everyone jumping on everyone who doesn’t really like something? It’s like my opinion is hurting folk or something. Why’s everyone so sensitive? 😆 The OP sounded confused as was I, so I shared a kindred confusion. I didn’t expect to be reprimanded by a bunch of sour pusses. Relax fellas 🤗
nobody is jumping on anyone but it’s like buying a focus and coming away shocked it’s not a Ferrari.
 
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Netflix has thousands of movies and TV shows. Amazon Prime has a huge amount of free content. Disney is coming on board with a huge back catalogue.

As far as I can see AppleTV+ has *** SEVEN *** programmes.

Am I missing something. Are we supposed to pay for *** SEVEN *** programmes (only three of which I want to watch) and a few more over time.

I'm searching throught the AppleTV+ app on my iMac and all I see are loads of expensive movies and shows to watch. Many that I can get for free on Netflix or Amaxon Prime.

I thought that Apple had spend trillions of dollars on programming. Is this really it?
Trillions of dollars? The entire Disney company is worth $260 billion.

Apple is spending $6B/year on original programmings, about half of Netflix. It is focused on providing only the original programs, no back catalog from different studios.

Give it some time. We are essentially getting a free 1-year beta preview of the service. Over the next 12 months, Apple will be adding many more series, such as Servant and Truth to be Told.

I certainly don't think current Apple TV+ is worth $4.99/month or $49.99/year. And I speak as someone who is enjoying See and For All Mankind. But for free, I think it's up to a solid start.

All in all, Apple has 29 non-documentary/reality original series in the works, in addition to 7 non-documentary/reality series available today.

Take Disney+, remove all non-originals. Apple TV+ does not look too bad in comparison. If you further subtract original reality shows, documentaries, and films, The Mandalorian is the only original programming left standing. Granted, a slew of Marvel and Star Wars originals are set to join Disney+ over the next few years, but Disney+ subscribers are also paying lower introductory price for limited catalog (it's a great value for Star Wars, Walt Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies though).

With Netflix losing much of its most valued back catalog next year, you really have to measure its catalog for its original programmings. I don't know how many Netflix originals you watch each year, but I strongly suspect it's a dozen or so at best, a handful at worst.
 
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Abazigal

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Right I honestly thought, apple have released a streaming service. This’ll be amazing. It’s apple. I seriously thought it was going to be huge with a huge library of content. I wasn’t expecting only Apple original content although I knew it would feature but assumed it’d be mixed with some iTunes related content that apple had secured rights etc..Completely blindsided by this. It’s awful.
Right now, I don’t think the service is meant to be something like Netflix where you go in and then lose yourself for hours on end binging on content. Right now, it’s a small selection of TV shows that are designed to hook as large a demographic of viewers as possible. Currently, I am following See and Morning Show and enjoy them very much. Haven’t had time to watch the other 2 yet.

This gives me two episodes a week to look forward to, and I guess that’s fine, given my currently busy schedule. I think it’s reasonable for $5 a month (though I am still on the fair trial). By contrast, I haven’t watched a show on Netflix in ages. It’s that bad.
 

dwfaust

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I don’t get it. Are you defending it. You are happy with the amount of content?

Also I didn’t accuse anyone of deceit. I said ‘i thought’ it’d have some iTunes content, hence why I admit to feeling blindsided
No, I am not a fan. I will not pay for it once my first (free) year is up... again, read the offering. Words mean things. There's no room for "I thought" in a contract.
 

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Apparently you didn't bother to do any research... the fact that there was no "iTunes related content" included... it was ALWAYS about the new Apple-created content only. Apple did not deceive anyone... they simply stated what the offering was, and launched it.
You should have had at least seven days free before you were charged. That should have been plenty of time to discover that you were wrong and cancel it before you were charged the outrageous amount of $4.99 for the first month.
 

StyxMaker

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WTH is up here. Why is everyone jumping on everyone who doesn’t really like something? It’s like my opinion is hurting folk or something. Why’s everyone so sensitive? The OP sounded confused as was I, so I shared a kindred confusion. I didn’t expect to be reprimanded by a bunch of sour pusses. Relax fellas
You seem to be the one who is outraged. For $4.99 per month I’m willing to let it run for awhile. I don’t have the time to binge watch programs anyway so I have no problem with episodes coming out every Friday.
 
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dwfaust

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You should have had at least seven days free before you were charged. That should have been plenty of time to discover that you were wrong and cancel it before you were charged the outrageous amount of $4.99 for the first month.
Not sure why you are quoting me with this... if you bothered to read my posts in this thread (and a couple others), you'd realize that I did the research myself, and knew full-well what I was (not) going to get... and, Apple didn't fail to deliver the hype, limited programming, and marginally watchable offerings. It certainly was not a surprise to me... don't see how it was to anyone else, if they had even read the press releases from Apple.
 

Aydy

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I don’t get it. Are you defending it. You are happy with the amount of content?

Also I didn’t accuse anyone of deceit. I said ‘i thought’ it’d have some iTunes content, hence why I admit to feeling blindsided
You seem to be the one who is outraged. For $4.99 per month I’m willing to let it run for awhile. I don’t have the time to binge watch programs anyway so I have no problem with episodes coming out every Friday.
So Friday it is then..watch Friday, be done by Saturday and come back next week. Yeah, that’s how we do streaming. And don’t you worry bout me being “outraged” I’m not! I was, however perplexed but am over it now. The service is sh**. It is what it is but I thought I was missing something, doing something wrong that was preventing me getting to the rest of the content. Hence my initial confusion but it turns out there is none and I was wrong. It’s just sh** and I’m ok with that now that I know. No outrage. Settle yourself.
Not sure why you are quoting me with this... if you bothered to read my posts in this thread (and a couple others), you'd realize that I did the research myself, and knew full-well what I was (not) going to get... and, Apple didn't fail to deliver the hype, limited programming, and marginally watchable offerings. It certainly was not a surprise to me... don't see how it was to anyone else, if they had even read the press releases from Apple.
My bad! I didn’t “research” iPlayer, Netflix, Hulu, prime etc either. I kinda predicted what I’d get and wasn’t wrong. I didn’t research AppleTV and kinda predicted what I’d get..I was wrong. Easy mistake. I had no idea that Apple were bringing the drip feed formula they have with features/specification on their hardware to their streaming service