Apple has launched its streaming offer. We’ll tell you how you can watch Apple TV Plus, what it costs and which series await you there.
The time has come: From November 1, 2019, Apple will also be on the series streaming market. The offer is called Apple TV Plus and initially includes seven series and a documentary, all of which were produced exclusively for the service. Apple charges 4.99 euros per month for the offer, which is quite limited compared to other streaming services such as Netflix.
After all, new series and films should be added every month. New customers also have the opportunity to test the service for one week free of charge. Anyone who bought an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV or Mac after September 10, 2019 can even use the service free of charge for one year.
But Attention : Announces her trial subscription, you immediately lose access to the service. This is a very unusual practice. For example, anyone who cancels a trial month of Prime can still use the offer until the end of the original trial month. With Apple TV Plus, on the other hand, you would have to cancel one day before the end of the trial period in order to get the most out of the offer. If you miss this date, Apple will bill you regularly for the next month.
Apple TV Plus is available on the Mac, iPhone and iPad as long as you have installed the latest version of the respective operating system. The set-top boxes Apple TV 4K, Apple TV HD and the third generation Apple TV are also supported. In addition, the Apple TV Plus app should also be available for various smart TVs and streaming boxes from other manufacturers. If you don’t have any of these, you can also use the service via the browser. According to Apple, this works with Safari, Firefox and Chrome.
Apple TV Plus: These series are available at the start
The Morning Show
With Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell, the drama series about a presenter who is accused of sexual misconduct has top-class cast. The first reviews, however, are rather mixed.
Lake – realm of the blind
“See – Empire of the Blind” comes from the maker of the popular British gangster series “Peaky Blinders” and combines fantasy with a post-apocalyptic setting. Slant writes: “In the end, ‘See’s countless absurdities only add up to a zero-eight-fifteen dystopia in which the children are the’ chosen ‘and the tyrant must be overthrown.”
For all Mankind
“For All Mankind” takes place in an alternate reality in which the Soviet Union was the first to send people to the moon and the space race never really ended. While the reviews are usually not exuberant here either, the series apparently comes off better than “See” or “The Morning Show” with the critics.
With “Dickinson”, Apple has turned the life of the writer Emily Dickinson into a coming-age comedy series. Sounds a little unsuitable at first, but Apple’s best series format to date for the Washington Post.
Helpsters is one of three kids’ series that can be seen on Apple TV Plus. It is no coincidence that the eponymous doll monsters are reminiscent of Sesame Street, the format actually comes from the makers of the cult children’s series.
Four friends and the ghost hand
Netflix has apparently had great success with supernatural teen series, if not necessarily with the critics, but with the audience. So it is probably not surprising that Apple is also offering a similar format in the form of a reboot of the 1990 children’s series “Ghostwriter”.
Snoopy in space
The title is pretty self-explanatory. The cartoon dog Snoopy, first drawn by Charles M. Schulz in 1950, becomes a NASA astronaut and even explores the moon with the other Peanuts.
The Elephant Queen
The family documentary “The Elephant Queen” premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Cinema for Peace Award 2019.