Apple is clearly not shying away from making Apple TV+ a first-class streaming service. With its constant acquisition and production of high-quality content and its generous one-year free trial with any Apple device, the company has effectively placed itself in the industry as a force to be dealt with.
Now, Apple strikes again, introducing a new bundle for Apple TV+ subscribers. Beginning from August 17th, American users will have access to CBS All Access and Showtime for $9.99 each month alongside their Apple TV+ subscription. This feature is also compatible with the Family Sharing feature, which would allow any member of your iCloud Family to access these three streaming services.
This bundle grants access to award-winning and critically acclaimed shows and films like “The Twilight Zone,” “Homeland,” “Hustlers,” “Waves,” “Young Sheldon,” “Big Brother” and the increasingly growing Apple Originals make this one of the best deals related to media content.
In addition to the CBS and CBS All Access Original content on CBS All Access, due to its merger with Viacom, it also includes select pieces of content from Viacom channels like Nickelodeon and Comedy Central.
Viacom channel content includes TV shows such as “Spongebob Squarepants,” “The Fairly Odd Parents,” “RENO 911,” “Tosh.O” and other content from MTV, VH1, BET and Smithsonian Channel.
Live content is another feature of this bundle, specifically the CBS All Access portion where users can stream their local CBS station to watch the local news, live CBS programming and sports such as the NFL on CBS.
This partnership between Viacom and Apple could also result in a couple of new Apple Originals and potential growth in Apple TV+ subscribers.
We have seen other bundles like this from other companies out there such as Disney, which has a bundle for Disney+ that also includes ad-supported Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99 a month. There is a Hulu bundle as well that includes ad-free Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+ for $18.99 a month.
The Apple TV app is a free app available on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, select Smart TVs, Roku devices and Amazon Fire TV.