As of the month of November in 2019, Apple TV was available as a brand-new streaming service where users could enjoy a wide variety of Apple-produced content, including movies, TV series, documentaries, and specials. With Apple TV episodes like Ted Lasso winning many Emmys and CODA being the first movie from a streaming service to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards, the service has only grown and improved in the almost three years since its inception.
However, not everyone has signed up for Apple TV. This might be due to a lack of familiarity with the programme or a lack of interest. If that describes you, relax; we’ve summarised Apple TV and everything you receive with a subscription in a short primer.
Apple’s Pricing and Subscription Structure for TV+
Apple TV has a more straightforward subscription strategy than competing streaming services, charging a single fee for access to all of its content. One of the finest discounts in the world of streaming, all of those original movies and episodes are yours to watch for only $6.99 a month. Anyone curious in trying out the platform may do so risk-free for seven days with a no-cost introductory offer.
AppleOne, which enables you to combine up to six different Apple services into a single plan for $16.95 to $32.95 per month, is another option for bundling your Apple TV membership. Apple Music, Apple TV, Apple Arcade, iCloud+, Apple News, and Apple Fitness+ are all available with this.
With the purchase of an eligible Apple device, you can get three months of Apple TV for free
Apple TV is offering three free months to new and existing customers who have just bought or are going to buy an eligible Apple device. In the first three months after purchase, just launch the Apple TV app and follow the on-screen instructions. In no time at all, you’ll be able to take use of Apple TV+’s many benefits without having to shell out any further cash.
In addition, a free three-month trial of Apple TV is available to anybody who has managed to get their hands on a PlayStation 5 (which is still very hard to get more than a year after its introduction). In my case, I wasn’t aware of this until I installed the Apple TV software on my PS5, when I was presented with a popup outlining the relevant information. If you’re interested, you should know that the deal will end on July 31, 2023, so don’t delay.
Apple TV Is Creating A Library Of Outstanding Original Movies And Shows
Apple TV has been home to some of the finest original programmes, like Ted Lasso, Severance, and Roar, and some of the best movies, including Swan Song, The Tragedy of Macbeth, The Banker, and more, ever since it first launched. One of 2020’s finest documentaries, Beastie Boys Story, premiered on Apple TV. Spirited, starring Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell, is set to put a contemporary spin on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and it’s just one of the many recent additions to the growing and more eclectic list of the top Apple TV movies.
Charlie Brown’s Streaming Home Is Also On Apple TV
In October 2020, it was revealed that all Peanuts holiday specials, including It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and A Charlie Brown Christmas, will only be available on Apple TV, which infuriated hundreds of parents. Though the Charlie Brown special did eventually air on television, most of the classics may still be seen on the site.
The streaming service is the only place to see new Peanuts shows like The Snoopy Show and the upcoming documentary Who Are You, Charlie Brown? as well as old favourites like It’s Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown. You can watch older Peanuts movies on services like Paramount and Disney, but if you want to enjoy the newest Peanuts escapades, you’ll need Apple TV.
Live MLB games are now available on Apple TV
Only a few short years ago, the thought of viewing live sports via a streaming service seemed completely out of the question. Well, it’s finally here, with services like Paramount, Peacock, and Hulu providing customers with access to games all week long. Now even Apple TV can get in on the action. “Friday Night Baseball on Apple TV” was a weekly doubleheader that aired exclusively on the service during the 2022 Major League Baseball season.
Besides the live games (which can be rewatched once they have concluded), Apple TV users can also enjoy weekly highlights, expert commentary, legendary games, and documentaries about historic World Series contests and other accomplishments off the field.
Supported Devices with Apple TV
You may be wondering where you can go to view the many movies, TV episodes, and documentaries that are available on Apple TV now that you know what’s available. To begin, the platform is accessible on any Apple device running the most recent version of iOS, any Mac running OS X, and any Apple TV third-generation or later. Broadcasts from streaming devices like Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Google and Android TVs may be seen on many modern smart TVs. Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S, as well as PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 (remember the free six-month trial stated previously) are also compatible with the service.
Apple TV App allows you to access your iTunes movie purchases and rentals
As an added bonus, the Apple TV app syncs with your iTunes library so you can easily access all of your paid-for movies and TV shows. Because of the app’s intuitive design, switching between its many features is as simple as tapping a button. Even while this relates more to the app than the streaming service itself, it’s still important information to have before subscribing.
Since all the exclusives on the 2022 movie calendar are coming to the platform before the end of the year, I hope this information helps you determine whether or not an Apple TV membership is worth adding to your collection of streaming services.