Apple TV Plus launched in November 2019, quickly followed by other high-profile streaming services such as Disney Plus, HBO Max and NBCUniversal’s Peacock.
As Apple’s first foray into the world of streaming original content, it faces some serious competition but has still managed to stand out from other big names like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Here’s a closer look at what’s on Apple TV Plus.
Apple TV Plus originals
What sets Apple TV Plus apart from other streaming services is the fact that all of its content is original programs available exclusively on its platform. Over the last few months, Apple has been slowly adding to its catalogue of content, adding new original films, TV shows and documentaries that can only be accessed by Apple TV Plus subscribers.
This was a fairly big limitation at first since Apple TV Plus has an incredibly small collection of films and TV shows when compared to market leaders like Netflix and Amazon. However, Apple focused its efforts and gigantic budgets on getting big Hollywood names to star or direct its shows — most notably was the award-winning series ‘The Morning Show’ which starred Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carrell.
Here’s a full list of all the shows currently available to stream on Apple TV Plus:
- The Morning Show
- For All Mankind
- Snoopy in Space
- Oprah's Book Club (factual)
- The Elephant Queen
- Truth Be Told
- Little America
- Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet
- Visible: Out on Television (documentary)
- Amazing Stories
- Home Before Dark
- Beastie Boys Story (documentary)
- Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth (documentary)
- Oprah Talks Covid-19
- Fraggle Rock: Rock On
- The Banker (movie)
- Central Park
- Greatness Code (documentary)
- Boys State (movie)
- Greyhound (movie)
- Little Voice
- Ted Lasso
What's coming to Apple TV Plus in 2020
Even though production has slowed on most TV shows and films due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still a number of Apple TV Plus releases still scheduled for 2020.
- Foundation: 2021
- The Shrink Next Door
- Swan Song (movie)
- On the Rocks (movie)
- Boys State (documentary)
- Masters of the Air
- Slow Horses
- El Gato Negro
- Ted Lasso
- The Mosquito Coast
- Mr. Corman
- Prehistoric Planet (documentary)
- My Glory Was I Had Such Friends
- Losing Earth
- You Think It, I'll Say It
- A Christmas Carol
- Killers of the Flower Moon
- Custom of the Country
- Lisey's Story
- On the Rocks
- Long Way Up
There’s also sure to be second seasons coming soon of shows like The Morning Show, Mythic Quest, See, Dickinson, Truth Be Told, Little America, Servant and Home Before Dark.
How much does Apple TV Plus cost?
Apple TV Plus costs £4.99 per month, making it one of the most affordable streaming services available – Netflix and Disney Plus are both £5.99 a month. What’s more, if you purchase any Apple product such as an iPhone, iPad, Mac computer or Apple TV, you’ll automatically get a year’s free subscription to the streaming service.
Apple TV Plus is also included in the new Apple One subscription, which gives you access to a number of exclusive Apple services with one subscription, including Apple Music, iCloud, Apple News Plus, Apple Arcade and Apple Fitness Plus.
Apple One will be available later in 2020 and costs £14.95 per month for an Individual subscription, £19.95 per month for a Family subscription and £29.95 per month for the Premier subscription
How to watch Apple TV Plus
You can watch Apple TV Plus via the Apple TV Plus app which is available on all updated Apple products, including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch as well as newer Mac computers. You can also stream Apple TV Plus via third-generation Apple TV devices, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD.
Some Samsung Smart TVs released from 2018 onwards are also able to support Apple TV Plus as well as Amazon Fire TV, LG Smart TVs and Roku devices.
Unfortunately (but understandably) there is no Android app for Apple TV Plus, but you will be able to watch it in a supported web browser on Android devices at tv.apple.com. Apple TV Plus is also unavailable on PS4 and Xbox One consoles.
Which streaming service should I get?
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