Apple Music have launched a new dedicated page showcasing the company’s Apple TV+ original series and movies through a mixture of scores, soundtracks and playlists both inspired by and curated by some of the streaming services biggest names. As described by Apple:
“Apple TV+ is here. And Apple Music is celebrating with custom scores, soundtracks, and exclusive playlists from our Apple Original Series. From ’See’ star Jason Momoa, a personal playlist of songs that get him into the zone. From ‘For All Mankind’ creator Ron Moore, a selection of tracks that inspired his vision of a world where the space race never ended. And that’s just the beginning. Start your day off right with songs from ‘The Morning Show.’ Then travel back in time to meet a young rebel poet named ’Dickinson.’ Check back in thoughout the season – we’ll update this space with more music as new shows debut.”
Apple TV+ exclusive playlists are dedicated to the music featured within its original series along with essential selections for Peanuts animations and ‘Dickinson’ co-stars Hailee Steinfeld and Wiz Khalifa.
Apple TV+ Scores focus instead on the original music written specifically to accompany the series or movie; featuring works from Carter Burwell, Jeff Russo, Jeff Morrow, Alex Heffes, Drum & Lace, Ian Hultquist and Bear McCreary. The TV+ dedicated Apple Music page is rounded off with music videos as-well-as featured interviews from Apple Music’s streaming station, Beats 1.
One personal highlight is Jason Momoa’s ’See’ playlist which features nearly four hours of his favourite tracks that get him pumped up before a shoot. His track choices come from an eclectic group of artists including; The Murder City Devils, Dwarves, Motörhead, High On Fire, Zeal & Ardor and Melvins.
It’s no coincidence that the most iconic moments in TV and film are often defined by the music accompanying them. From the ominous strings that reel in Jaws to the trumpets that announce Star Wars, a good soundtrack can not only enhance the story being told on screen, it often becomes its zeitgeist.
Apple Music’s dedicated page to Apple TV+ offers listeners a chance to discover new music whilst allowing moments from our favourite TV+ originals to live on in our conscious for many years to come.
Apple TV+ is finally available to watch, following years of planning and months of speculation since the new streaming service’s official unveiling in March. Todays launch sees the service become available in over 100 countries, accessible from within Apple’s TV app on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, and select smart TVs, along with the services newly launched web-based original content portal at tv.apple.com.
Apple TV+ costs $4.99/month, following a 7-day free trial; with annual subscriptions offering a 15% discount at $49.98. Eligible purchases of new – or Apple refurbished – iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, or iPod touch hardware will receive one complimentary year of service. Apple currently offer the new streaming service free to students subscribed to Apple Music’s student tier with the first two episodes of TV+ original series available for all to stream for free.
Apple TV+ offers the cheapest point of entry in this new video content streaming era at just $4.99. Whilst the content catalogue available today is limited in terms of depth, “the first all-original video subscription service,” offers a selection of varied and compelling exclusive original series and movies with more arriving in the coming weeks and months.
Here’s todays full launch lineup for Apple TV+ in alphabetical order:
With mere hours before the premiere of Apple original drama ‘SEE’ on Apple TV+, we’re celebrating by sharing a spoiler-free transcription of an exclusive cast and creator panel held as part of MCM Comic Con following a screening of the shows first episode in London last week.
Series Creator Steven Knight and Director Francis Lawrence were joined by Alfre Woodard (Paris), Archie Madekwe (Kofun) and Jason Momoa (Baba Voss) as they opened up about budget rumours, acting blind and the productions creative freedom.
More ‘Helpsters’ details have been shared by puppeteer Tim Lagasse just a few days before the shows launch on Apple TV+. In a feature-length edition of the Puppet Tears Podcast the first puppeteer to receive the Jim Henson Memorial Prize in puppetry talked about changes in the industry and the new TV+ original.
Details for ‘Helpsters’ have been scarce since lead character Cody was introduced on stage by Big Bird at Apple’s media event in March. Secrecy through production was so key that those involved had some fun with it:
“The show before it was called ‘Helpsters’ was called ‘Untitled Puppet Show’. All of our emails would come in ‘Untitled Puppet Show’ which would come in abbreviated as ‘UPS’. I’d get an email thinking it was a package and then be like oh it’s work.
We’d call it the ‘Untitled Puppet Show’ and it just made us laugh so much that Stephanie D’Abruzzo (who plays Cody) turned to me and said that she wanted all the swag to say ‘Untitled Puppet Show’. I went down the street to lids and had a hat made.
Everyone got a little worried. It became a thing and everyone went down the street and made their own version of the ‘Untitled Puppet Show’ hat. It’s very hipster!”.
The first big news is that ‘Helpsters’ will comprise of twenty six half-hour episodes with six to ten episodes available on Nov 1st.
All episodes were shot over the course of seven months on what Tim Lagasse described as a relatively low budget production…
In a surprise announcement made by ‘Dickinson’ star Hailee Steinfeld, students subscribed to Apple Music’s student tier will gain access to Apple TV+ at no additional cost.
The details of this new offer – including its terms – have not yet been shared by Apple at the time of writing. Much like the student subscription to Apple Music, it is unlikely that the bundled access to the company’s new TV+ streaming service will support Family Sharing.
Despite that, this offer is a fantastic deal for students and one that in comparison reduces the bundle to just a 3rd of the price when comparing it to a single person $9.99/month and $4.99/month subscription to both Apple Music and Apple TV+. This announcement could well be the precursor to a much rumoured service bundle which has been said to be in the works for some time.
Apple TV+ launches this Friday for $4.99/month with purchasers of Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Mac or iPod Touch hardware granting one full year of service.
On November 1st, Apple TV+ will release ‘Snoopy in Space’, one of a slew of originals coming to the company’s new streaming service. To coincide with the shows launch, iconic Peanut characters from Charles M. Schulz will soon be part of a new Design Lab session for Today at Apple where attendees in Apple retail stores across the world will learn how to create their own astronaut in the iconic Peanuts style using the Procreate app on iPad Pro with Apple Pencil.
It’s unknown at this point whether clips of the show will make up some part of the session, however attendees will draw facial expressions to show emotion and mood, customise a colourful spacesuit and make their astronaut come alive in a share-worthy GIF.
This is the first widely distributed Today at Apple session to leverage Apple TV+ original content following the sessions debut as a one-off on Sep 28th.