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Apple TV+ Is Streaming a Number of Its TV Shows and Movies for Free for a Limited Time

Including a creepy new thriller executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan and a feel-good anthology based on the real-life experiences of US immigrants.
By Sarah Ward
April 11, 2020
By Sarah Ward
April 11, 2020

The last six months or so have been huge in the streaming world, with Disney joining the fold, Apple making the leap as well, Britbox announcing its impending arrival in Australia, FanForce TV kicking off this week and short-form, mobile-only platform Quibi launching just days ago. That means there's certainly no shortage of things to watch while we're all staying indoors. But, although most offer free trials, you'll still need to fork out some cash if you want to commit to a particular service — or several.

From 7am on Saturday, April 11, Apple TV+ is bucking that trend — temporarily, at least. The platform is making a number of its original TV shows and movies available for anyone to watch for free without a subscription. You'll need an Apple ID to access the service, but binging your way through seven of Apple TV+'s series and one of its movies won't cost you a cent.

Titles on offer include M. Night Shyamalan-executive produced thriller Servant, which follows the eerie aftermath of a family tragedy; feel-good anthology series Little America, featuring dramatisations of real-life tales about US immigrants; astronaut drama For All Mankind, as set in an alternative history where the USSR beats the US to the moon; and feature-length wildlife documentary The Elephant Queen, which is narrated by Chiwetel Eljiofor.

Or, you can check out the Hailee Steinfeld-starring comedy Dickinson, get nostalgic with a new version of Ghostwriter and watch the Peanuts crew in Snoopy In Space. For younger viewers, pre-school series Helpsters comes from the folks behind Sesame Street.

To access the Apple TV+ app, you'll need an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch or Mac — or you can do so via select Samsung and LG smart TVs, plus Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices.

Apple hasn't revealed how long the free content will be available, other than noting that it's for a limited time.

To watch Apple TV+'s free content, or to find out more, visit the service's website.

Published on April 11, 2020 by Sarah Ward
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