Apple today unveiled new details about Apple TV+, the company's upcoming streaming service that will offer up access to dozens of exclusive TV shows and movies.

Apple plans to offer ‌Apple TV+‌ for $4.99 per month for the whole family with Family Sharing, but is also giving away a one year ‌Apple TV+‌ subscription for free to any customer who purchases an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, or Mac.

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That means when you order one of Apple's new iPhones, the new 10.2-inch $329 ‌iPad‌, or another product, you're going to get ‌Apple TV‌ for free.

When it becomes available, ‌Apple TV+‌ will offer the following shows:

  • See: See stars Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard. Set 600 years in the future, a virus has decimated humankind and left survivors blind.
  • The Morning Show: The Morning Show stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell. It is a cutthroat drama that explores the world of morning news and the ego, ambition, and misguided search for power behind the people who deliver morning news.
  • Dickinson: - Dickinson stars Hailee Steinfeld as Emily Dickinson, and the show explores the constraints of society, gender, and family.
  • For All Mankind: Directed by Ronald D. Moore, For All Mankind explores what might have happened had the global space race never ended.
  • Helpsters: A children's show from the makers of Sesame Street that focuses on teaching youngsters the foundations of coding.
  • Snoopy in Space: An original from Peanuts Worldwide. Snoopy follows his dreams to become an astronaut.
  • Ghostwriter: Follows four kids who are brought together by a mysterious ghost in a neighborhood bookstore.
  • The Elephant Queen: A documentary that follows a matriarch elephant and her herd.
  • Oprah Winfrey: Oprah Winfrey hosts a show talking to the world's most compelling authors to build a global book club community.

Apple will release additional TV shows on a monthly basis, with these TV series and movies in the works: Servants, Truth Be Told, Little America, The Banker (a film), and Hala (a film).

‌Apple TV‌ shows will be available both online and offline with no ads. Each TV show premiering when the service launches will have at least three episodes available, with the rest released on a weekly basis. Some shows will have full seasons available all at once.

‌Apple TV+‌ will launch on Friday, November 1 in more than 100 countries. It will be available on the ‌Apple TV‌ app on ‌iPhone‌ and ‌iPad‌, the ‌Apple TV‌, iPod touch, Mac, and on the web at tv.apple.com.

Those who don't get a free year subscription for purchasing a new device can get a free seven-day trial to give it a try.

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Top Rated Comments

2010mini Avatar
38 months ago
Not a bad deal. I know this post will fill up with the usually MR “Apple is doomed” snobs. But this is a great business decision. I was planning on getting a new iPad anyway, so this bonus is great.

I am actually most intrigued to see “For All Mankind”
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Wackery Avatar
38 months ago
Wow these shows sound really boring
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BJMRamage Avatar
38 months ago
I think they kinda had to...the $5/mo sounds cheap but the amount of content on AppleTV+ is lackluster...to say the least.
and that's not getting into WHAT the shows are but the amount of shows.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dumastudetto Avatar
38 months ago
Is this one year free service cumulative if you buy multiple devices? Getting a new phone and an  TV so I’m expecting 2 years of Plus.
I imagine this is a one-time promotion while they build the library of content up. You essentially get one year of service for free while Apple makes the service compelling enough for you to pay $4.99 a month for it.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarlJ Avatar
38 months ago
I wonder, one, if the free year is repeatable (if you buy another device next year do you get another year, or is it a one-time thing), and if so, if it's stackable - if you buy another device in six months, do you get no additional time (because you already have a free year going), or 6 months beyond your first year (i.e. a year starting from buying that second device, even though it overlaps), or 12 months beyond your first year (so, 12 months added to the hopper every time you buy a device).

I'm not looking to buy devices just for the free subscription, of course, but curious if you are buying a device of one sort or another every year or so - it becomes like a free benefit of being active in the Apple ecosystem.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
travoose Avatar
38 months ago
Fine print says this is a one-time offer, per iCloud account...for those asking.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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