It’s showtime for Apple’s TV subscription service. Apple TV Plus is now available in more than 100 countries, with eight shows and one film currently available at launch. Subscribers who haven’t purchased a new device are eligible for a free one-week trial.
Announced back in March, Apple TV Plus is marketed as “the new home for the world’s most creative storytellers.” While Apple’s catalog isn’t as vast as Netflix or Hulu, the Cupertino-based company has been working closely with some of the biggest names in entertainment to develop exclusive originals like The Morning Show, See, and For All Mankind.
During Apple’s iPhone 11 Event in September, the company then announced that Apple TV Plus will be coming to iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, Mac, and the web, starting on November 1st.
Apple then announced that Apple TV Plus, at launch, will cost $4.99/month. If you purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod touch, or Apple TV, you will receive Apple TV Plus free for a year. If not, you will receive a one-week free trial.
Apple TV Plus has launched with the following TV shows and films: “The Morning Show,” “See,” “Dickinson,” “For All Mankind,” “The Elephant Queen” (film), Sesame Workshop’s “The Helpsters,” “Ghostwriter,” “Snoopy In Space,” and “Oprah’s Book Club.” Apple has also listed “Hala” (film), M. Night Shyamalan’s “Servant,” and, “Truth Be Told,” but those will not release at launch. The release dates for these Apple TV Plus originals are listed in their preview pages.
To start using Apple TV Plus, make sure you’ve downloaded or updated the Apple TV app. Once you’ve launched the app on either iOS, macOS, or tvOS, you will be able to start a free-trial or redeem your one-year subscription if you purchased a new device.
I plan on watching “See,” “For All Mankind,” and “The Elephant Queen,” later today. Let me know which TV shows or films you’re most excited about below.