Apple TV+ Debuts New Documentary Film 'Dads' Ahead of Father's Day, Makes 'The Banker' Free to Stream

Apple TV+ today launched the new film "Dads," which is a documentary about fatherhood seen through the lens of six men from around the world. The movie features interviews, home-movie footage, viral videos, and testimonials from celebrities like Patton Oswalt, Judd Apatow, and Will Smith.

dads apple tv plus new
"Dads" is directed by Bryce Dallas Howard, and the film also includes interviews with her father Ron Howard, her late grandfather, and her brother. You can find "Dads" on ‌Apple TV+‌ on any device that supports the Apple TV app.

In other ‌Apple TV+‌ film news, Apple today made "The Banker" free for anyone to watch. This means that even if you aren't subscribed to ‌Apple TV+‌, as long as you have access to the TV app you can search for The Banker and watch it for free through June 30 (via Deadline).

"The Banker" premiered on ‌Apple TV+‌ back in March, and it follows the true story of businessmen Bernard Garrett and Joe Morris, "who devise an audacious and risky plan to take on the racist establishment of the 1960s by helping other African Americans pursue the American dream."

Apple has made "The Banker" free to stream in honor of Juneteenth. Additionally, one episode of the documentary series "Dear..." and a few select films like "The Hate U Give" and "Selma" remain free to watch in the ‌Apple TV‌ app or from iTunes.

Top Rated Comments

Herrpod Avatar
45 months ago

Because then you'd have to remember to put a reminder to cancel the subscription after a year.
There's literally a reminders app on your phone/ipad/mac.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
axantas Avatar
45 months ago

If you subscribe and immediately unsubscribe the expiration date should be after the first year.
Can anyone confirm?
NO!
It expires the day you push “cancel”
...was already discussed earlier.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
citysnaps Avatar
45 months ago

Yup. But it's still an extra step
Apple sends you a reminder email weeks before letting you know you can cancel.

If you happened to miss it, or didn't get it, I'm certain a call to Apple Support would make it right.


The Banker is an incredible movie. Nice freebie. Should help highlight the show so more buzz is generated for Oscar season. The Banker should stand a real chance, what with the dearth of new movie releases in 2020.
I similarly enjoyed The Banker. Apple is creating outstanding content.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ipponrg Avatar
45 months ago

Why not grab it while it’s available to you? You never Know if they’ll come up with a show you really want to watch six months from now.

I haven’t watched much beyond Mythic Quest, but that was awesome.
Because then you'd have to remember to put a reminder to cancel the subscription after a year.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ipponrg Avatar
45 months ago

There's literally a reminders app on your phone/ipad/mac.
Yup. But it's still an extra step
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
citysnaps Avatar
45 months ago

Gross. How utterly tone-deaf to release “Dads” at a time when so many Americans and people worldwide are slipping into poverty due to coronavirus.

NOBODY CARES ABOUT RICH CELEBRITY FATHERS. THEIR EXPERIENCE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH REAL DADHOOD, as their wealth is so astronomically high they can afford to make mistake after mistake in parenting, and have the stability to stay good fathers even when times get extremely tough for everyone else.

Jfc. How is this not apparent?

This is even worse than “we’re all in this together” drivel we were hearing before from the celebrities.

I will now make a statement with my free 1 year subscription to Apple TV+ and cancel it immediately, never having used it once.



Why so much over the top drama?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

apple card 1

Apple Ending Apple Card Partnership With Goldman Sachs

Tuesday November 28, 2023 3:09 pm PST by
Apple is ending its credit card partnership with Goldman Sachs, according to The Wall Street Journal. Apple plans to stop working with Goldman Sachs in the next 12 to 15 months, and it is not yet clear if Apple has established a new partnership for the Apple Card. Apple and Goldman Sachs will dissolve their entire consumer partnership, including the Apple Card and the Apple Savings account....
iOS 17

Everything New in iOS 17.2 Beta 4

Tuesday November 28, 2023 12:18 pm PST by
Apple is wrapping up development on iOS 17.2, with the update expected to come out in December. While we're getting to the end of the beta testing period, Apple is still tweaking features and adding new functionality. We've rounded up everything new in the fourth beta of iOS 17.2. Default Notification Sound Under Sounds & Haptics, there's a new "Default Alerts" section that allows you to ...
ios 17 namedrop

Police Departments and News Sites Spreading Misinformation About How iOS 17 NameDrop Feature Works

Monday November 27, 2023 5:11 pm PST by
Apple with iOS 17.1 and watchOS 10.1 introduced a new NameDrop feature that is designed to allow users to place Apple devices near one another to quickly exchange contact information. Sharing contact information is done with explicit user permission, but some news organizations and police departments have been spreading misinformation about how NameDrop functions. As noted by The Washington...
All New CarPlay Five New Features Article 2

What to Expect From All-New CarPlay, Still Listed as Coming 'Late 2023'

Tuesday November 28, 2023 7:44 am PST by
At WWDC in June 2022, Apple previewed the next generation of CarPlay, promising deeper integration with vehicle functions like A/C and FM radio, support for multiple displays across the dashboard, increased personalization, and more. Apple's website still says the first vehicles with support for the next-generation CarPlay experience will be announced in "late 2023," but it has not shared...
iOS 17

iOS 17.1.2 Update for iPhone Likely to Be Released This Week

Monday November 27, 2023 8:24 am PST by
Apple will likely release iOS 17.1.2 this week, based on mounting evidence of the software in our website's analytics logs in recent days. As a minor update, iOS 17.1.2 should be focused on bug fixes, but it's unclear exactly which issues might be addressed. Some users have continued to experience Wi-Fi issues on iOS 17.1.1, so perhaps iOS 17.1.2 will include the same fix for Wi-Fi...
Apple 5G Modem Feature Triad

Apple to Discontinue Custom 5G Modem Development, Claim Reports

Wednesday November 29, 2023 4:19 am PST by
Apple is discontinuing in-house modem development after several unsuccessful attempts to perfect its own custom 5G modem chip, according to unconfirmed reports coming out of Asia. According to the operator of news aggregator account "yeux1122" on the Naver blog, supply chain sources related to Apple's 5G modem departments claim that the company's attempts to develop its own modem have...
Apple Logo

Apple Discontinued These 5 Products This Year

Monday November 27, 2023 7:03 am PST by
As the end of 2023 nears, now is a good opportunity to look back at some of the devices and accessories that Apple discontinued throughout the year. Apple products discontinued in 2023 include the iPhone 13 mini, 13-inch MacBook Pro, MagSafe Battery Pack, MagSafe Duo Charger, and leather accessories. Also check out our lists of Apple products discontinued in 2022 and 2021. iPhone Mini ...
Google Drive

Some Google Drive Users' Files Have Mysteriously Vanished

Tuesday November 28, 2023 3:55 am PST by
Google Drive users have been warned not to disconnect their account within the Google Drive for desktop app, after a spate of reports of files going missing from the cloud service. Alarm bells began ringing last week on Google's community support site when some users reported files mysteriously disappearing from Google Drive, with some posters claiming six or more months of data had...