Apple TV+ Makes 8 Shows Free to Stream

Streaming services are making self-quarantine a whole lot more bearable than it would have been even ten years ago. There are plenty of movies and TV shows to help us fill these many hours. But with no clear end in sight to the fight against COVID-19, we might actually do the unthinkable and make our way through all our queues. And if you already have done that, or are just desperate for something new, good news: Apple TV+ has announced it is making some of its original programs completely free to stream for non-subscribers. And they have something for everyone.

As reported by Variety, Apple TV+ has now made some of its programs available for any to watch on the Apple TV+ app, following in the footsteps of HBO. Seven original series and one nature doc are now available in the U.S. and 100 countries around the globe. The free options include:

Little America: the anthology series that goes “beyond the headlines to look at the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring and surprising stories of immigrants in America, when they’re more relevant now than ever.” It’s executive produced by showrunner Lee Eisenberg, along with aKumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon

Servant: a psychological thriller from M. Night Shyamalan. “It 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.”

For All Mankind: an alternate history series from Emmy winner Ronald D. Moore that “imagines a world in which the global space race never ended and the space program remained the cultural centerpiece of America’s hopes and dreams.”

Dickinson: a half-hour coming-of-age comedy series set in the 19th century starring Hailee Steinfeld as the titular poet. It “explores the constraints of society, gender and family from the perspective of rebellious young poet Emily Dickinson.”

Snoopy in Space: a set of 12 animated kids shorts featuring Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang where “Snoopy fulfills his dreams and embarks on his next big adventure: becoming a NASA astronaut.”

Helpsters: a live-action pre-school series from the makers of Sesame Street. It follows Cody and the Helpsters, “a team of vibrant monsters who love to solve problems.”

Ghostwriter: a re-imagining of the beloved 1992 series. “Each episode story arc is grouped around literature, featuring classics and new works commissioned from popular authors like D.J. MacHale and Kwame Alexander.”

The Elephant Queen: a nature documentary featuring actor Chiwetel Ejiofor that follows “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.”

That’s a diverse lineup, which should be a huge boon for parents. It’s also a great way for Apple TV+ to promote itself and possibly pull in some new subscribers. And it ensures we all have at least a few more weeks of new things to watch. That’s something we never worried about before. We don’t want to worry about it now either.

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