Apple TV+ Making Content Free, for a Little While

Shows like Servant, Little America, and more are outside the paywall

Millions who are forced to stay at home by the COVID-19 pandemic are looking for distractions. Apple’s premium content offering will help fill that attention gap.

Little America
Conphidance in “Little America.”. Apple

TV+, Apple’s five-month-old streaming service is moving some of its content outside the paywall.

The details: You’ll find Apple’s TV+ deal at Apple.co/FreeForEveryone and under the “Free for Everyone” section in the Apple TV app on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV streaming box. The deal lasts through May 2. After that, Apple’s streaming service costs $4.99 a month (though many people get it free for a year when they buy a new Apple product).

What you can watch: Apple’s not including the buzz worthy The Morning Show, but the temporarily free package does include:

  • Servant: The M. Night Shyamalan creation deals with a family in mourning, a creepy doll, and “a mysterious force.”
  • Dickinson: Hailee Steinfeld plays a “coming of age” Dickinson.
  • The Elephant Queen: An incredibly moving documentary about an elephant family (yes, I saw it. yes, there were tears).
  • Helpsters: Adorable, problem solving puppets from the makers of Sesame Street.
  • Little America: Smart, funny, moving, and mostly true immigrant stories.
  • Ghostwriter: Kid-friendly ghost mystery.
  • Snoopy in Space: ‘Nuff said.

There’s more: Apple’s also collected some of the other streaming services' temporarily free offerings under that Free for Everyone tab, including HBO’s Succession and all of Epix’s content.

Bottom line: Apple’s actions are laudable (as are those of the other streaming services pitching in), but this is also an opportunity to introduce themselves to millions of people who have not yet dipped their toes in the TV+ content waters. What happens after May 2 is anyone’s guess.

Via: TV Line

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