Netflix, Stan, Amazon Prime, Disney + and Hayu are just a few of the many streaming services offered for us to binge-watch TV shows and movies. But, despite the numerous choices, it’s all too easy to run out of viewing options. Cue, Apple TV +.
While it’s not as well known as the others, Apple TV+ offers a range of exclusive content that focuses almost entirely on original programming.
Though at $7.99 a month, the cost of a subscription is competitively priced, we know all too well that the cost of multiple streaming subscriptions can burn a serious hole in your pocket. So, we’ve put together a list of every show available on Apple TV+ for you to check out before parting ways with your hard-earned cash. We’ve also singled out three of the best from the lineup to help you even more!
Of course, it’s important to keep in mind that Apple TV+ is only available through Apple devices. So you can watch it through your Apple TV set-top box, iPhone, or iPad. You can also get the Apple TV app and watch on platforms like Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Sony PlayStation and Xbox.
The Morning Show
There were ridiculously high hopes for The Morning Show when it debuted in 2019 – it had Steve Carell and Jennifer Aniston leading the cast so it was entirely justified. Reviews were mixed and it never became the flagship series Apple were craving (that honour has seemingly gone to cheery ol’ Ted Lasso instead). They’re trying again though, and the trailer does promise lots of melodrama behind the scenes in the early morning television world. And Will Arnett’s joining for season 2, whose presence is never a bad thing.
Come From Away
To the uninitiated, Broadway is a wild place. If you told that one of the biggest musicals of the last decade was about a plane landing in Canada during the September 11th attacks, they’d think that you were at the wind up. Yet Come From Away, after debuting in 2017, was a runaway success, being nominated for seven Tony Awards that year and going on to become the longest-running Canadian musical on Broadway. Now, a live stage recording of the show is arriving to coincide with the 20th anniversary of that terrible day. The musical tells the true story of thousands of passengers who got stranded in a small town in Newfoundland, where they were welcomed and cared for by local residents. Expect lots of pathos in a heartwarming story that basically confirms that Canadians are kindness personified.
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Prestige TV has been looking to fill the massive void that Game of Thrones left for a while now. Apple think they might have the ideal replacement in Foundation, their upcoming sci-fi drama. It’s based on a book series of the same name by iconic hard sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov which already has a solid fanbase (it won the High Award for Best All-Time Series back in 1966). Set in a future Galactic Empire, a mathematician sets about to create the Foundations – two groups of scientists and engineers settled at opposite ends of the galaxy – to preserve the spirit of science and civilization. This might be a bit too intelligent to dominate the zeitgeist as GoT once did but the trailer does promise a cerebral and attractive show.
Apple TV+ has hitched its wagon to a sci-fi series in the form of the highly anticipated Invasion. Set to star movie legend Sam Neil along with Shamier Anderson, Golshifteh Farahani, Firas Nassar and Shioli Kutsuna, the show will centre around an alien invasion. It’s safe to say it already sounds like quite the epic, given that it is set across multiple continents and focuses on several different perspectives from around the world.
The entire catalogue currently available on Apple TV+:
Come From Away
The Morning Show
The Mosquito Coast
For All Mankind
Snoopy in Space
Oprah’s Book Club
The Elephant Queen
Truth Be Told
Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet
Visible: Out on Television
Oprah Talks COVID-19
Home Before Dark
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth
Fraggle Rock: Rock On!
Beastie Boys Story
The Oprah Conversation
Long Way Up
On the Rocks
Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You
Classic Peanuts holiday specials
The Earth at Night in Color
Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special
The Snoopy Show
The Year Earth Changed
Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry
Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson
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