Apple confirmed the launch date and pricing for Apple TV+ during the company’s big press event on September 10th. The new streaming service launches on November 1st, and Apple is charging $4.99/month at launch. The lineup includes “The Morning Show,” “Dickinson,” “See,” “For All Mankind” and “The Elephant Queen,” as well as several other series and specials.
According to Apple’s presentation, you can watch content through the AppleTV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac and other platforms, including online at tv.apple.com. The company is offering a seven-day free trial for the service, so you’ll be able to test everything out and see if you like the content library. As an extra bonus, customers who purchase any iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch or Mac can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ at no extra charge. To save money, up to six family members can share one Apple TV+ subscription through Family Sharing on a primary account.
“With Apple TV+, we are presenting all-original stories from the best, brightest and most creative minds, and we know viewers will find their new favorite show or movie on our service,” said Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “Each Apple TV+ original offers its own unique story, fresh perspective and powerful message — all meant to entertain, connect and inspire cultural conversations.”
“Apple TV+ is an unprecedented global video service with an all-original slate,” said Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “We look forward to giving audiences everywhere the opportunity to enjoy these compelling stories within a rich, personalized experience on all the screens they love.”
During the event, Apple premiered the trailer for “See,” an epic drama starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard. The drama 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. Previously announced shows include “The Morning Show,” a cutthroat drama starring and executive produced by Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, and starring Steve Carell. The story 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. “Dickinson” is a comedic coming-of-age story, which explores the constraints of society, gender and family through the lens of rebellious young poet, Emily Dickinson. That series stars Hailee Steinfeld. “For All Mankind” is a new series from Ronald D. Moore that imagines what would have happened if the global space race never ended and the space program remained the cultural centerpiece of America’s hopes and dreams.
For smaller streamers, “Helpsters” is a new children’s series from the makers of “Sesame Street.” The show stars Cody and a team of vibrant monsters who love to help solve problems. “Snoopy in Space” is a new original that 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. “Ghostwriter” is a reinvention of the beloved original series that follows four kids who are brought together by a mysterious ghost in a neighborhood bookstore. The group must team up to release fictional characters from works of literature.
“The Elephant Queen” is a documentary film that follows a majestic matriarch elephant and her herd on an epic journey of life, loss and homecoming. Don’t forget about Oprah Winfrey, who will speak with authors as she builds a global book club community, along with other projects, to connect with people around the world and share meaningful ways to create positive change.
Throughout the month, Apple will also add several new series and movies. “Servant” is a new psychological thriller from M. Night Shyamalan that 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” is a new series starring Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer and Emmy Award winner Aaron Paul that explores America’s obsession with true crime podcasts. “Little America” is 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” is a feature film inspired by a true story. The movie 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. Another film to watch for is “Hala,” an official selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. The story follows a high school senior struggling to balance being a suburban teenager with her traditional Muslim upbringing.
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