Unlike Netflix or Amazon, Apple’s upcoming streaming service will become available outside the United States mere weeks after its launch – not years like it took the others to do.
The company is reportedly planning to give its planned TV subscription service a global rollout akin to its high-profile gadgets like the iPhone. The service will reportedly be available in more than 100 countries shortly after its US launch in early 2019, allowing it to compete immediately with both Amazon and Netflix who are both available in close to 200 countries each.
The company’s original programs are expected to be offered free to Apple device-owners via the TV app and viewers will also be able to sign up for TV network subscriptions through the app. The Apple TV device has a 28% share of the U.S. home streaming device market, ahead of Amazon Fire (25%) but behind Roku (37%).
Source: The Information