The new TV streaming service, which costs £4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial, features an array of new original shows, movies and documentaries.
These include ‘The Morning Show’, a drama about a morning TV news show starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell, and ‘For All Mankind’, a science fiction drama written by Star Trek creator Ronald D. Moore, exploring what would have happened if the global space race had never ended.
The Morning Show’ is a drama about a morning TV news show starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell
Oprah Winfrey’s famous ‘Book Club’ is also available on Apple TV+, along with two Oprah-led documentary series – one focusing on sexual harassment in the workplace, and the other on mental health.
Apple originally set a budget of $1 billion (£770,000) for Apple TV+, according to Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, who head up the project, but a source told the
Apple CEO Tim Cook announcing the Apple TV+ last year. The service finally launched in 100 countries including the US and UK today
‘The Morning Show’, which is said to have cost an eye-watering $15 million per episode, has so far received
Reviews of ‘Dickinson’ – a coming-of-age comedy set in the 1850s, based loosely on the life of poet Emily Dickinson – have been more positive, with the
Overall, the shows available on Apple TV+ have received an average score of 57 on
‘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 favourite 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.’
Subscribers can watch Apple TV+ originals both online and offline, ad-free and on demand, on the Apple TV app, which comes pre-installed on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and iPod touch and Mac.
The Apple TV app is also available on some Samsung smart TVs, and will come to Amazon Fire TV, LG, Roku, Sony and VIZIO platforms in the future.
Customers can also sign up and watch Apple TV+ originals on the web at
Most Apple TV+ series will premiere with three episodes, with one new episode to roll out each week, while full seasons of some series will be available all at once.
Anyone who has purchased a new or refurbished iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch or Mac since September 10 will get one year of Apple TV+ for free.
‘Beginning November 1, customers can initiate the one-year free offer in the Apple TV app on the device running the latest software,’ Apple explained.
‘Customers have three months after device activation to claim the offer, or if the device was purchased and activated before the launch of Apple TV+, they will have three months starting November 1.
‘The subscription will automatically renew at per month after one year. Customers can cancel at any time in Settings at least one day before each renewal date.’
Up to six family members can share one Apple TV+ subscription and watch using their own Apple ID and password.
However, only one one-year offer is available per family, regardless of the number of devices purchased.
Apple TV+ originals available now
An epic drama starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard, 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.
The Morning Show
A cutthroat drama starring and executive produced by Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, and starring Steve Carell, 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.
A darkly comedic coming-of-age story, explores the constraints of society, gender and family through the lens of rebellious young poet, Emily Dickinson.
For All Mankind
A new series from Ronald D. Moore, imagines what would have happened if the global space race never ended and the space program remained the cultural centrepiece of America’s hopes and dreams.
A new children’s series from the makers of “Sesame Street,” stars Cody and a team of vibrant monsters who love to help solve problems. It all starts with a plan.
Snoopy in Space
A new original from Peanuts Worldwide and DHX Media, 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.
A reinvention of the beloved original series, follows four kids who are brought together by a mysterious ghost in a neighbourhood bookstore, and must team up to release fictional characters from works of literature.
The Elephant Queen
An acclaimed documentary film and cinematic love letter to a species on the verge of extinction, follows a majestic matriarch elephant and her herd on an epic journey of life, loss and homecoming.
Oprah joins the world’s most compelling authors in conversation as she builds a vibrant, global book club community and other projects to connect with people around the world and share meaningful ways to create positive change.