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Apple TV+ kicks off tomorrow – here’s what you need to know to start watching

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The new Apple TV+  streaming service launches in Australia tomorrow with a range of exclusive new original programs  for you to enjoy on your Apple devices.  Here is what you need  to do to be able to watch it.

The service will launch with an exciting line up of new programs including  what looks like the latest water cooler show – Morning Wars starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carrell.

Customers can sign up for a free seven day trial that will auto renew into a monthly subscription that will cost you $7.99 per month.

Up to six family members can share one Apple TV+ subscription using Family Sharing.

One subscription will allow you to enjoy up to six streams simultaneously.

All the programs on Apple TV+ will stream ad free and on demand with customers also able to download content to watch offline.

Apple TV+ can only be watched through the Apple TV app which can be viewed on the Apple TV 4K unit which can be connected to your television.

Users can also play Apple TV+ from the Apple TV app from their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac or mirror it directly to their TVs using AirPlay.

Apple CEO Tim Cook with Oprah Winfrey

The app can also be found on select Samsung Smart TVs while customers with AirPlay 2 enabled Samsung and LG TVs need to update their Apple devices to iOS 12.3 or later or install macOS Catalina on their Mac to stream content to those TVs.

Sony Smart TV owners will also be able to enjoy AirPlay 2 support later this year.

Customers who purchase any new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV or Mac  are eligible to receive a year  subscription for Apple TV+ for free.

 Here’s what you need to do to watch Apple TV+:

— Turn on your new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD, or Mac and sign in with your Apple ID.

— Open the Apple TV app on 2 November or later. Make sure your eligible device is running the latest version of iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, or macOS.

— The offer should be presented immediately after launching the app. If not, scroll down in Watch Now until the offer appears.

— Tap “Enjoy 1 Year Free.” If asked, enter your Apple ID password, confirm your billing information, or add a valid payment method. You will not be charged during the one year free trial.

— For more details on eligibility, visit apple.com/au/promo/

Here are the exclusive programs you’ll be able to watch on Apple TV+  starting November 2:

– “Morning Wars,” a cutthroat drama starring and executive produced by Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, and starring Steve Carell, explores the world of morning news and the ego, ambition and the misguided search for power behind the people who help America wake up in the morning. Beginning 2 November, the first three episodes will be available to watch on the Apple TV app. New episodes will roll out weekly, every Friday with 10 episodes total.

– “See,” an epic drama starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard, is set 600 years in the future after a virus has decimated humankind and rendered the remaining population blind. When all humanity has lost the sense of sight, humans must adapt and find new ways to survive. Beginning 2 November, the first three episodes will be available to watch on the Apple TV app. New episodes will roll out weekly, every Friday with eight episodes total.

– “Dickinson,” a darkly comedic coming-of-age story, explores the constraints of society, gender and family through the lens of rebellious young poet, Emily Dickinson. All 10 episodes of season 1 will be available on 2 November.

– “For All Mankind,” a new series from Ronald D. Moore, imagines what would have happened if the global space race never ended and the space program remained the cultural centrepiece of America’s hopes and dreams. Beginning 2 November, the first three episodes will be available to watch on the Apple TV app. New episodes will roll out weekly, every Friday with 10 episodes total.

– “Helpsters,” a new children’s series from the makers of “Sesame Street,” stars Cody and a team of vibrant monsters who love to help solve problems. It all starts with a plan. The complete season is available 2 November.

– “Snoopy in Space,” a new original from Peanuts Worldwide and DHX Media, takes viewers on a journey with Snoopy as he follows his dreams to become an astronaut. Together, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts crew take command of the International Space Station and explore the moon and beyond. The complete season is available 2 November.

– “Ghostwriter,” a reinvention of the beloved original series, follows four kids who are brought together by a mysterious ghost in a neighbourhood bookstore, and must team up to release fictional characters from works of literature. The complete season is available 2 November.

– “The Elephant Queen,” an acclaimed documentary film and cinematic love letter to a species on the verge of extinction, follows a majestic matriarch elephant and her herd on an epic journey of life, loss and homecoming. Available 2 November.

– “Oprah’s Book Club,” will start a new chapter with Apple with the first author interview premiering on Apple TV+ on 2 November. Winfrey’s first book selection is “The Water Dancer” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Winfrey joins the world’s most compelling authors in conversation as she builds a vibrant, global book club community and other projects to connect with people around the world and share meaningful ways to create positive change. Available 2 November.

All-new originals coming soon each month

More Apple TV+ original shows and movies will be added to the subscription each month including:

– “Servant,” a new psychological thriller from M. Night Shyamalan, 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. Premiering 28 November.

– “Truth Be Told,” a gripping new series starring Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer and Emmy Award winner Aaron Paul, explores America’s obsession with true crime podcasts and navigates urgent concerns about privacy, media and race. Premiering 6 December.

– “Little America,” inspired by the true stories featured in Epic Magazine, brings to life the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring and surprising stories of immigrants in America.

– “The Banker,” a feature film inspired by a true story, stars Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson as two African American entrepreneurs who try to circumvent the racial limitations of the 1950s and quietly provide housing loans to the African American community in Jim Crow Texas. Nia Long and Nicholas Hoult also star.

– “Hala,” a feature film and official selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, follows a high school senior struggling to balance being a suburban teenager with her traditional Muslim upbringing.