Apple TV+ Streaming Service Launches With 'Dickinson,' 'For All Mankind,' 'See' and More

Apple TV+, Apple's new streaming television service, is now available in the TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, and devices like Smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire TV sticks, and the web at tv.apple.com.


Priced at $4.99 per month for up to six family members, Apple TV+ provides unlimited access to original Apple-created TV shows and movies. Apple is also bundling a year of free service with any recent (since Sept 10th) purchase of an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, or Mac. Apple has posted instructions on how to start your free subscription:

1. Turn on your new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD, or Mac and sign in with your Apple ID.
2. Open the Apple TV app on November 1 or later. Make sure your eligible device is running the latest version of iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, or macOS.
3. The offer should be presented immediately after launching the app. If not, scroll down in Watch Now until the offer appears.
4. Tap "Enjoy 1 Year Free." You might be asked to enter your Apple ID password, confirm your billing information, or add a valid payment method. You will not be charged during the 1 year free trial.

Apple TV+ is available in more than 100 countries and regions around the world at launch. Apple TV+ content is subtitled and/or dubbed in close to 40 languages, plus there are closed captions and audio descriptions in eight languages.


TV shows that are available at launch include "See," "The Morning Show," "Dickinson," "For All Mankind," "Helpsters," "Snoopy in Space," "Ghostwriter," and Oprah Winfrey's Book Club. "The Elephant Queen," a documentary, is also available.


Apple plans to add additional shows to Apple TV+ each month such as "Servant," "Truth Be Told," and "Little America." A full list of Apple's TV shows and movies can be found in our guide.


Apple TV+ content can be watched both online or offline, and there are no ads. Most of the TV shows launching today will premiere with three episodes, with additional episodes to roll out each wee.


If you've purchased an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, or Mac after September 10, you can get a year's subscription to Apple TV+ for free. A free subscription can be activated in the Apple TV app at launch.


iOS 12.3, tvOS 13.2, and macOS Catalina are required for Apple TV+ on iPhone/iPad, Apple TV, and Macs, respectively, but content can be watched on any device by going to tv.apple.com in Safari, Chrome, and Firefox.

For more on Apple TV+, make sure to check out our Apple TV+ guide. Discuss shows in our new Apple TV+ forum.

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12 months ago
Apple needs to fork and have a separate hardware division aside form their brainwashing division.
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12 months ago
Wow, another streaming service that I won't be subscribing to.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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12 months ago
"In the 10 minutes since its launch, I have watched every episode of every Apple TV+ series and it's all crap."

- My prediction for the most common content of posts in this thread.
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12 months ago


That’s it? That’s the whole catalogue???? Not a single movie out of the iTunes catalogue?? Are they nuts?

It’s called TV+, not Movie+. Not sure why you expected otherwise!
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12 months ago
Awful interface, just like Apple News+

i hate how their shows are just thrown into the mix of everything else. It should have its own separate navigation point in the TV App. If there is, I am blind I guess.

all I saw was the morning show randomly among stuff I watched on the cw app and other stuff
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12 months ago


That’s it? That’s the whole catalogue???? Not a single movie out of the iTunes catalogue?? Are they nuts?

You're only just learning this now? We've known this for months!
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