Apple TV+ makes original shows available for free
James R | On 11, Apr 2020
Apple TV+ is making some of its original shows available for free, as people stay at home during the coronavirus lockdown.
The tech giant’s fledgling streaming platform is still in its infancy, but has already amassed a number of originals, from flagship drama The Morning Show to new gaming comedy Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet. Now it’s in its effective second wave of original projects, Apple is turning to some of its first wave of productions to make its catalogue more accessible to the wider public.
Three kids’ programmes, four dramas and one family film are all now available without an Apple TV+ subscription, which normally costs £4.99 a month.
You can find the shows with the Apple TV app, under the heading “Free for Everyone“ (in the US, the free collection is also available through your web browser at apple.co/freeforeveryone). The app was once an Apple exclusive but has since expanded to other non-Apple platforms, including Samsung or LG Smart TVs, Roku devices and Amazon Fire TV.
Here’s the line-up of free titles:
Inspired by the true stories featured in Epic Magazine, brings to life the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring and surprising stories of immigrants in America. Read our review
A psychological thriller exec-produced by M. Night Shyamalan, 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. Read our review
For All Mankind
A new series from Ronald D. Moore that 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. Read our review here.
A darkly comedic coming-of-age story, explores the constraints of society, gender and family through the lens of rebellious young poet, Emily Dickinson. Read our review here.
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 new children’s series from the makers of Sesame Street that stars Cody and a team of vibrant monsters who love to help solve problems.
A reinvention of the beloved original series that 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. Read our review here.