Entertainment Apple TV Plus price, 2020 shows, channels, devices, and everything you need to know
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Apple TV Plus launched late last year, and it's glitzy entrance into the already highly competitive streaming market has had a tough start. Despite the company's lavish financial backing, strong original launch shows like The Morning Show and See, the upstart platform doesn't hold a candle to the big streamers right now, like Netflix and Amazon Prime.
However, the steady clip of Apple TV Plus shows since launch include the Chris Evans drama Defending Jacob, and Mythic Quest, a new sitcom from the co-creators of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Apple is also making big bets on movies, too: the company is backingstarring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. There's the beginnings of a promising library here, even if no shows have captured our imaginations in the way that The Mandalorian did on .
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If you've bought a new Apple device with a year's Plus membership, or you're willing to stump up another monthly fee to while away the time inside, here we're breaking down all the shows and movies available now, and what's on the way. We'll also explain which devices are compatible with the service, and how you can get an Apple TV Plus free trial, so let's get started.
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Apple TV Plus shows: what's coming up in 2020, including movies
Apple TV Plus shows are releasing at a regular pace throughout 2020. Here's what's coming up in the near-future for the service, as well as other projects that have been announced over the last few years.
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- Dear...: June 5
- Dads: June 19
- The Shrink Next Door: TBC
- Swansong (movie): TBC
- Greyhound (movie): TBC
- Suspicion: TBC
- Boys State (documentary): TBC
- Masters of the Air: TBC
- Little Voice: TBC
- Slow Horses: TBC
- Severance: TBC
- El Gato Negro: TBC
- Ted Lasso: TBC
- Foundation: TBC
- Swagger: TBC
- The Mosquito Coast: TBC
- Mr. Corman: TBC
- Lisey's Story: TBC
- Prehistoric Planet (documentary): TBC
- My Glory Was I Had Such Friends: TBC
- Losing Earth: TBC
- Wolfwalkers: TBC
- Pachinko: TBC
- Calls: TBC
- You Think It, I'll Say It: TBC
- A Christmas Carol: TBC
- Killers of the Flower Moon: TBC
Apple TV Plus has plenty shows and movies coming up, a lot of them featuring big-name stars. The next big original is the musical animated series Central Park, which comes from Bob's Burgers creator Loren Bouchard. Then there's the Scorsese-directed Killers of the Flower Moon, a 'large-scale Western' starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.
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In terms of upcoming shows that are worth knowing about, here are a few highlights. The Shrink Next Door is based on the 2019 podcast of the same name, and it'll star Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd. Foundation is a sci-fi series based on the books by Isaac Asimov, and starring Chernobyl's Jared Harris and Lee Pace. Severance, directed and produced by Ben Stiller, is a dark workplace thriller featuring Adam Scott from Parks and Recreation.
You can also expect second seasons in the future for existing Apple TV Plus shows like Mythic Quest, See, The Morning Show, For All Mankind, Truth Be Told, Home Before Dark, Little America, Dickinson, Servant and Trying.
Apple TV shows: TV series, movies and documentaries you can stream now
Wondering which Apple TV Plus shows are available to stream now? Check out this quick list of what's available to watch:
- The Morning Show
- For All Mankind
- Snoopy in Space
- Oprah's Book Club (factual)
- The Elephant Queen
- Truth Be Told (documentary)
- 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)
The shows on Apple TV Plus are hit and miss, butyet. Fans of sitcoms, videogames, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia will love Rob McElhenney's comedy about the fictional creators of a World of Warcraft-esque MMO. Some comedies take entire seasons to reach the characterization and humour Mythic Quest establishes in its opening episodes. As mentioned, season 2 is on the way.
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On the weaker side is See, beautiful visuals - and we're not just talking about Jason Momoa, here - and expensive set design fail to hide a lack of character development in this near future where a virus has annihilated mankind, leaving its survivors blind.
Little America, however, is a diverse anthology of American immigrant stories, all wildly different in time and place, but each heartfelt tale is united by its restless humanity and desire for a better, less-divided world. Don't miss that, Hailee Steinfeld in Dickinson, and M. Night Shyamalan's uncanny horror, Servant.
You'll also want to check out, a recent documentary about the band that's worth subscribing for alone.
Apple TV Plus cost: here's the price of the service
Apple TV Plus costs just $4.99 / £4.99 / AU$7.99 per month – and, if you buy an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or AppleTV, you'll get a year's subscription for free.
That's even cheaper than's cheapest subscription, which costs $9 (£5.99 / AU$9.99) per month, as well as cheaper than , which costs $6.99 / AU$8.99 (around £6) per month.
Apple TV Plus free trial: how to get one
Apple TV Plus has a seven-day free trial, and after that you'll be set to recurring billing for a monthly fee. It's easy to grab a trial. Just download Apple TV which contains all the Apple TV Plus content, and you'll be greeted with an ad for the service, as well as an invitation for a free trial.
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Now TV: How much it costs, devices, passes explained and all you need to knowIt essentially offers access to a wide array of Sky and other paid channels, box sets, movies and sports, both live and on demand. And all without a long-term contract or commitment.
The free trial gets you everything on the service in that seven days, so make the most of it. You only get one free trial for Apple TV Plus.
Apple TV Plus devices: here's where you can download the Apple TV app
Apple TV is available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Make sure your firmware is updated so you can access it. The app is also available on Mac. It's also available on third-generation Apple TV devices, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD. You can also download it on Samsung Smart TVs from 2018 onwards, Amazon Fire TV, LG Smart TVs, Roku devices, Vizio and Sony Smart TVs.
You can watch the service in browsers for PC.
Is Apple TV Plus on Android?
There is no Android app for Apple TV, but you can watch it in a supported web browser on Android devices
Is Apple TV Plus on PS4?
No, Apple TV Plus is not on PS4 right now. The lack of Apple TV Plus on PS4, Xbox One and other games consoles is still an enormous oversight. Apple, though, will bring the app to more devices in the future, which will hopefully include games consoles.
What are Apple TV channels?
In addition to Apple TV Plus, Apple introduced Apple TV Channels, which combines cable subscription services and streaming services like Amazon Prime Video into the Apple TV app. (Unfortunately, however, Apple TV Channels doesn't incorporate Netflix.) Availability varies depending on where you are. Read more abouthere.
So Apple TV Plus is like Netflix?
This is where things get a little confusing. While on stage, Tim Cook made it very clear that Apple TV Plus isn't like Netflix – at least not yet. While the service will offer original content by the boatload, Apple TV Plus doesn't offer licensed content like Netflix or Amazon Prime does, which covers all syndicated shows, like The Big Bang Theory, Mr. Robot or Seinfeld. That, though, may change in future based on areport which points towards more licensed shows and films coming to the service.
For now, you'll still have to buy those shows through iTunes or via your terrestrial cable app in Apple TV Channels and turn to Apple TV Plus for its library of originals.
The service really needs to be rolled out on more platforms, too, if Apple TV Plus wants a shot at taking on Netflix. For now, this suite of high-budget originals doesn't really compare. But Apple certainly has the money to mount a proper challenge against the king of streaming services in the long term.
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