What you need to know
- Apple TV+ has gained a one percent market share in the fourth quarter of 2021.
- It has gained a two percent market share over the course of last year.
- The service now commands a five percent market share in the United States.
Apple TV+ is gaining but it has a long way to go before it catches the big streaming services.
As reported by JustWatch (via 9to5Mac), Apple TV+ has gained one percent market share in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2021. That has resulted in a total of a two percent market share gain over the course of last year. The streaming service now commands 5% of the streaming service market in the country.
While it is good news to see that Apple TV+ is gaining a foothold in a saturated market, it still has a long way to go to catch the big services. HBO Max, which is in fifth place and just ahead of Apple's streaming service, currently has a 12% market share.
While a 2% gain might not seem like much, it comes as the big two, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, have lost market share.
Apple TV+ is available for $4.99 per month which is now four times cheaper in the United States when compared to Netflix's similar-quality tier. The service is also available as part of any of the Apple One subscription bundles.
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With TV+, you can watch well-produced, big-budget TV shows from famed directors, and starring award-winning actors and actresses across all your Apple devices and with up to six members of your Family Sharing group.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.