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Apple joins the streaming wars with a slim lineup

Actors Steve Carell, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston speak during an event launching Apple TV Plus in Cupertino, California, earlier this year.

Actors Steve Carell, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston speak during an event launching Apple TV Plus in Cupertino, California, earlier this year. Noah Berger/AFP via Getty Images

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The streaming wars heat up Friday with the launch of Apple TV Plus. The $5 per month subscription service is Apple’s answer to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video. But with just a handful of original shows and more competition coming from the likes of Disney and HBO, the tech giant could struggle to hold on to subscribers.

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