It’s Friday, which means, among other things, that it’s new Apple TV+ episode day; providing hours of fresh viewing to while away the first weekend of 2020.
Or, rather it would be if the well of new Apple TV+ shows wasn’t already running weirdly dry. Just 53 days since launching, Apple TV+ this week gained just two new episodes of shows — a total of 74 minutes of new content.
I was wrong about Apple TV+… I’m a big fan of a few of its shows. Servant, The Morning Show and For All Mankind are great. See really grew on me after a slightly so-so first episode. Truth Be Told isn’t top-drawer in terms of quality, but it’s compelling enough. And there’s plenty more great stuff to come.
It’s all very confusing. $4.99 per month (if you didn’t buy a new Apple device) seemed an aggressive price point for Apple TV+. It undercut Netflix, the new Disney+ service, and others. Now it seems a bit steep. Apple TV+ has so far nailed the quality of its shows. But it could sure do with a bit of quantity to go with it.
MacDailyNews Take: Apple has more than enough content – unless Apple TV+ is the only service you’re watching. We can’t imagine that describes many people’s situation. Those of us with Apple TV+, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, etc., and a live streaming service like our beloved yet soon to be defunct PlayStation Vue can’t really find enough time in the day to keep up with our favorite series, let alone run out of content!