Apple TV+ will be making a few of its original series, some of its kids shows, and one movie available for free in order to help people pass the time in quarantine.
The programming can be accessed at apple.co/FreeForEveryone in the Apple TV app.
Prospective viewers need simply download the Apple TV app on their Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Mac, or through their Amazon Fire TV, Roku device, or a compatible Samsung or LG smart TV.
An Apple TV+ subscription typically costs $5 per month, but Apple TV is making some programming free to encourage viewers to stay at home and to hopefully entice some people to go ahead and buy into the service.
Viewers in the US are able to access the programming now, while global customers will be able to watch the programming starting Friday. All programs through the offer are free and do not require a subscription.
The following four scripted Apple TV+ shows are currently available:
- Little America is an anthology series featuring eight true stories of immigrants in America, from executive producers Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon and Alan Yang.
- Servant is a twist-filled, psychological thriller from M. Night Shyamalan that 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.
- Dickinson is a comedy series starring Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld and created by Alena Smith. It explores the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of rebellious young poet, Emily Dickinson.
- For All Mankind presents an aspirational world where NASA astronauts, engineers and their families find themselves in the center of extraordinary events seen through the prism of an alternate history timeline — a world in which the USSR beats the US to the moon.
Apple TV+ will also feature the three following kids shows:
- Helpers, a show from the creators of Sesame Street about problem-solving monsters.
- Ghostwriter, a revival of the 1992 show about a ghost that helps students solve mysteries.
- Snoopy in Space, a series of 12 shorts starring the Peanut gang
Apple TV will also feature the movie Elephant Queen, which is a genre-crossing wildlife documentary narrated by Chiwetel Eljiofor that earned the Cinema for Peace International Green Film Award and is the recipient of two Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards nominations, including Best Narration and Best Science/Nature Documentary.
The narrative follows Athena, a majestic elephant matriarch, who leads her family across an unforgiving yet cinematic natural landscape made up of grasslands and woodlands, dotted with seasonal waterholes.