Apple TV Plus original movies might be heading to cinemas first



We're still waiting for Apple TV Plus to go live – November 1st is the big day – and now a new report is reporting that original movies for the platform will be on the web just weeks before they are released on the web ,

Variety and the Wall Street Journal report that "boutique distributors" are helping Apple release the films in "selected cities" in the US.

The first, The Elephant Queen, will hit the cinemas on October 18, just after its premiere in New York. The film is a documentary about wildlife that focuses on an African elephant called Athena and her family. It will be available on Apple TV Plus on November 1st.

The family story will be joined by Hala on November 22 and the financial drama The Banker on December 6. Both films will be shown on Apple TV Plus one month after their feature debut.

Cinema against streaming

One of the obvious reasons why Apple would do this is that the films not only earn a bit more money for their films, but are also advertised for prizes. Both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video were honored for their original films.

Netflix usually releases movies in cinemas and through its streaming service at the same time that the movie chains are not pleased. Apple's approach to a limited theater operation is more in line with Amazon.

The switch also means that movie fans interested in Apple content do not necessarily need to sign up for Apple TV Plus for $ 4.99 a month to watch those movies. Instead, they can go to the local cinema.

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Another way to bring that content before your eyes – both movies and shows – is to buy an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV that you can use to subscribe to for free for a year.

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