Apple TV+ Is Now Live – Here’s How To Get It & What You Can Watch
Not that we’re short on tv shows to watch at the moment, but today is the day that Apple TV+ launches in the UK and in 100 countries and regions, and it is now live! Given this is a new service launching, we thought it might be good to explain how you can find it, and what you will be able to watch.
How to get Apple TV+
For those of you wondering how to get Apple TV+ the service will be available on the Apple TV app via iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, and online at tv.apple.com. It is also available on Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, along with select Samsung, Sony, LG and Vizio smart TVs, although, check your device’s app stores, as not all of these are available at launch.
The service costs £4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. However, if you in the market for a new Apple device there is some good news. Customers who purchase any iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch or Mac can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free. Through Family Sharing, up to six family members can share one Apple TV+ subscription.
So what can you watch?
Apple have a pretty broad range of shows on offer, from comedy to sci-fi, drama and docu-series. Here are the shows you can see at launch.
From ‘Peaky Blinders’ creator Steven Knight, ‘See’ is an epic drama starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard, is set 600 years in the future after a virus has decimated humankind and rendered the remaining population blind. When all humanity has lost the sense of sight, humans must adapt and find new ways to survive.
We recently attended the panel for this show at MCM London Comic Con, which you can see here.
The Morning Show
A cutthroat drama starring and executive produced by Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, and starring Steve Carell, explores the world of morning news and the ego, ambition and the misguided search for power behind the people who help America wake up in the morning.
A darkly comedic coming-of-age story, explores the constraints of society, gender and family through the lens of rebellious young poet, Emily Dickinson.
For All Mankind
From ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and ‘Outlander’ creator Ronald D. Moore, ‘For All Mankind’ imagines what would have happened if the global space race never ended and the space program remained the cultural centrepiece of America’s hopes and dreams. The series stars Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Wrenn Schmidt, Shantel VanSanten, Sarah Jones and Jodi Balfour.
A new children’s series from the makers of ‘Sesame Street’, stars Cody and a team of vibrant monsters who love to help solve problems. It all starts with a plan.
Snoopy in Space
A new original from Peanuts Worldwide and DHX Media, takes viewers on a journey with Snoopy as he follows his dreams to become an astronaut. Together, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts crew take command of the International Space Station and explore the moon and beyond.
A reinvention of the beloved original series, follows four kids who are brought together by a mysterious ghost in a neighbourhood bookstore, and must team up to release fictional characters from works of literature.
The Elephant Queen
An acclaimed documentary film and cinematic love letter to a species on the verge of extinction, follows a majestic matriarch elephant and her herd on an epic journey of life, loss and homecoming.
Oprah Winfrey joins the world’s most compelling authors in conversation as she builds a vibrant, global book club community and other projects to connect with people around the world and share meaningful ways to create positive change.
All these shows will be available at launch on today (Friday, 1st November 2019.)
In addition to those, they have more content lined up in the following months. They include:
‘Servant’ (28 November 2019) – A new psychological thriller from M. Night Shyamalan, follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.
‘Truth Be Told’ (06 December 2019) – A gripping new series starring Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer and Emmy Award winner Aaron Paul, explores America’s obsession with true crime podcasts and navigates urgent concerns about privacy, media and race.
‘Little America’ (No date yet) – Inspired by the true stories featured in Epic Magazine, brings to life the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring and surprising stories of immigrants in America.
‘The Banker’ (No date yet) – A feature film inspired by a true story, stars Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson as two African American entrepreneurs who try to circumvent the racial limitations of the 1950s and quietly provide housing loans to the African American community in Jim Crow Texas. Nia Long and Nicholas Hoult also star.
‘Hala’ (No date yet) – A feature film and official selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, follows a high school senior struggling to balance being a suburban teenager with her traditional Muslim upbringing.
The Apple TV+ service will be available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac and other platforms, including online at tv.apple.com, for £4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial.
Dave has over 20 years experience in the digital industry, and is founder and editor of Geektown. Obviously a huge geek himself, he can often be found in front of the latest tv show or movie, on various video games, or with his head in a comic book.