Apple Uses Steven Spielberg, Damien Chazelle, Reese Witherspoon & More To Show Why New TV+ Service Is Netflix…But Better

The Playlist | 3/25/2019 | Charles Barfield
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It’s said (and proven time and again) that Apple is a company that isn’t the first to innovate with a gadget or technology, but it often does those gadgets and tech better than its competition (and often at a steeper price). And with the new Apple TV service, the company is attempting to venture into the world of streaming services by taking what Netflix has innovated and doing it…better. At least, that’s what the company wants you to believe.

Combining streaming services like Hulu, CBS All Access, and Amazon (but no Netflix), the iTunes film library, cable/satellite channels, and Apple’s own original content (now revealed as Apple TV+), the new TV service is attempting to take down Netflix by being an aggregator, with some original content as flavoring. Oh, and you know that Netflix app that everyone has gotten used to? Well, Apple’s newly designed TV app looks very, very similar, with a couple of caveats that many won’t even notice. You know, the same but…better.

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The real star of the TV streaming announcement wasn’t the app, however. It was the new slate of original content that the service officially unveiled. Sadly, it’s basically the news we already knew. Steven Spielberg is doing “Amazing Stories,” which he revealed...
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