APPLE TV PLUS TO LAUNCH IN CANADA THIS FALL FOR $5.99

Apple TV Plus is headed to Canada this fall.

Apple CEO Tim Cook announces Apple TV+ during an new product event Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Cupertino, Calif. Apple TV Plus is headed to Canada this fall. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

TORONTO — Apple TV Plus is headed to Canada this fall.

The latest competitor to throw its hat into the streaming wars has selected a launch date of Nov. 1.

Subscribers will pay $5.99 per month for access to the service, which includes original TV shows, movies and documentaries.

The announcement puts Apple a few steps ahead of Disney Plus, the other big streaming newcomer that’s launching a little over a week later, on Nov. 12.

Apple TV Plus will also be three dollars cheaper than Disney’s $8.99 monthly price tag.

The two steaming platforms add to a growing number of alternatives to cable in Canada, which include Netflix, Bell Media’s Crave, CBC Gem and Amazon Prime Video.

David Friend ~ The Canadian Press

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