What is Apple TV+?

Enjoy original TV shows and feature-length films from Apple, including Ted Lasso and For All Mankind
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Overall Rating 3.75 out of 5
Strong selection of original programming
Big name stars like Tom Hanks & Oprah Winfrey
Full length feature films & documentaries
Not much outside original content

In 2019, Apple launched its ad-free subscription-based video-on-demand streaming service, Apple TV+. Subscribers to the online service can binge a collection of original television shows and full-length feature films developed by Apple, such as Ted Lasso and Dickinson.

Apple TV+ originals feature well-known Hollywood thespians, including Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Jason Momoa, and Steve Carell. Even Stephen Spielberg stepped on board to produce the anthology series, Amazing Stories.

What is Apple TV+?

Apple TV+ Ted Lasso

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Let’s start by answering this question in reverse—what isn’t Apple TV+? It is essential to understand that Apple TV+ is not Apple TV. The latter option is Apple’s hardware streaming box, which allows you to access online streaming content once connected to your TV.

Once we add on the plus symbol and get Apple TV+, we are talking about Apple’s video-on-demand streaming service. Similar to other streaming services, such as Netflix and HBO Max, Apple TV+ offers up television shows and movies for your viewing pleasure.

What is on Apple TV+?

Apple TV+ Truth Be Told

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A streaming service is only as good as its offerings, so what does Apple TV+ provide for those of us who love binge-watching television shows and movies?

Apple TV+ has a healthy selection of programming, from dramas to comedies to animated shows for both families and adults. Apple’s wide variety of original television series is one of its prime strengths that makes it interesting for subscribers.

Original programming

Dramas

  • For All Mankind
  • The Morning Show
  • See
  • Servant
  • Truth Be Told
  • Amazing Stories

Animated Series

  • Central Park
  • Snoopy in Space
  • Doug Unplugs
  • Stillwater
  • The Snoopy Show

Comedies

  • Dickinson
  • Ghostwriter
  • Little America
  • Mythic Quest
  • Trying
  • Ted Lasso

Docuseries & Variety

  • Visible: Out on Television
  • Long Way Up
  • Tiny World
  • Earth at Night In Color
  • Oprah’s Book Club

In addition, Apple TV+ includes full-length feature films, from the war film, Greyhound, starring Tom Hanks, to the animated fantasy adventure, Wolfwalkers. While not all of Apple’s movies have been hits, there is a growing library of movies to kick back and enjoy.

Original films and documentaries

Feature Films

  • Hala
  • The Banker
  • Greyhound
  • On the Rocks
  • Wolfwalkers
  • Palmer
  • Cherry

Documentaries

  • The Elephant Queen
  • Beastie Boys Story
  • Dads
  • Boys State
  • Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You
  • Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry
  • The Year Earth Changed

What devices work with Apple TV+?

Apple TV+ on Roku

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Despite the name, you don’t need an Apple TV to enjoy Apple TV+. You can enjoy the Apple TV+ streaming service via your favorite web browser on Mac or PC.

As well as the web, Apple TV+ is available via the Apple TV app, which is preinstalled on most Apple TV devices. Merely launch the app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac and select the Apple TV+ tab to get started.

Enjoy the action on the big screen, Apple TV+ can be streamed via Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast with Google TV, PlayStation, and Xbox.

Need help getting Apple TV+ on your Roku device? Check out our full-length guide where we help you install Apple TV+ from the Roku Channel Store.

Devices to enjoy Apple TV+
Product imageDeviceCompatible with Apple TV+PriceLearn more
Apple TV 4K$179.00View on Amazon
Roku Ultra$69.00View on Amazon
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K$39.99View on Amazon
Chromecast by Google TV deviceChromecast with Google TV$49.99View on Google

How much is Apple TV+?

Apple TV+ currently costs $4.99/month on its own or can be accessed as part of the Apple One bundle, which starts at $14.95/month. Apple One includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, iCloud, Apple News+, and, optionally, Apple Fitness+.

If you wish to try Apple TV+ before putting down your hard-earned money, a free 7-day trial is available upon signing up for the first time. Apple One.

Additionally, Apple TV+ is included free for an entire year when you purchase and activate a new Apple device, such as a Mac, iPad, or iPhone.

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