Apple’s very own digital streaming service, Apple TV+, will launch in Singapore on November 2, as well as over 100 other countries and regions.
Would-be subscribers can sign up for a 7-day free trial, which auto-renews as a monthly subscription of S$6.98 per month. Additionally, those who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or Mac after September 10 will be entitled to a 1-year subscription of Apple TV+, free of charge.
Apple TV+ will be consumable on the abovementioned devices, as well as select Samsung Smart TVs, Roku streaming devices and Amazon Fire TV devices, and on your browser. Future support for LG and Sony devices is currently in development.
Since Apple TV+ will be most likely used by the family via Family Sharing, it will host up to 6 users, with 6 simultaneous streams, all sharing just one Apple TV+ subscription.
The November 2 launch date is about two weeks before the launch of Disney+ (which, even then, won’t be available on the Little Red Dot at launch, oh well).
But that doesn’t mean you should scoff at what Apple TV+ has to offer. From the get-go, it will host a slew of original shows, movies, and documentaries. Here’s what’s leading the line at launch day:
- 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. Beginning November 2, the first three episodes will be available to watch on the Apple TV app. New episodes will roll out weekly, every Friday with 10 episodes total.
- See – an epic drama starring Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Aquaman) 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. Beginning November 2, the first three episodes will be available to watch on the Apple TV app. New episodes will roll out weekly, every Friday with 8 episodes total.
- Dickinson – a darkly comedic coming-of-age story, explores the constraints of society, gender and family through the lens of rebellious young poet, Emily Dickinson. All 10 episodes of season 1 will be available on November 2.
- For All Mankind – a new series from Ronald D. Moore (Star Trek), 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. Beginning November 2, the first three episodes will be available to watch on the Apple TV app. New episodes will roll out weekly, every Friday with 10 episodes total.
- Helpsters – 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. The complete season is available at launch.
- 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. The complete season is available at launch.
- Ghostwriter – 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 complete season is available November 2.
- 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. Available November 2.
- Oprah’s Book Club will start a new chapter with Apple with the first author interview premiering on Apple TV+ on 2 November. Winfrey’s first book selection is “The Water Dancer” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Winfrey 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. Available November 2.
But of course, there will be more original series that will be released on a constant basis. Here are some of a few that you can expect in the next couple of months:
- Servant – a new psychological thriller from M. Night Shyamalan (Glass, Split), follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home. Premiering November 28.
- Truth Be Told – a gripping new series starring Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer and Emmy Award winner Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, Westworld), explores America’s obsession with true crime podcasts and navigates urgent concerns about privacy, media and race. Premiering December 6.
- Little America – inspired by the true stories featured in Epic Magazine, brings to life the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring and surprising stories of immigrants in America.
- The Banker – a feature film inspired by a true story, stars MCU alum Anthony Mackie (Black Mirror, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) and Samuel L. Jackson (Spider-Man: Far From Home, Glass) as two African American entrepreneurs who try to circumvent the racial limitations of the 1950s and quietly provide housing loans to the African American community in Jim Crow Texas. Nia Long and Nicholas Hoult also star.
- Hala – a feature film and official selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, follows a high school senior struggling to balance being a suburban teenager with her traditional Muslim upbringing.
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