Sebastian Sykes11 Sep 2019 AT 10:13 AM

Apple TV+ to launch in November in UAE

The new streaming service will be priced at AED19.99 per month
Sebastian Sykes11 Sep 2019 AT 10:13 AM
Apple TV+ to launch in November in UAE

Watched everything there is on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix? You won’t have to wait much longer for a whole bunch of new TV shows to binge-watch.

Apple announced that it will launch its all-new Apple TV+ on Friday November 1, its first all-original video subscription service, in the UAE, and it’s given us a tease of its line-up of original shows.

The new service will be priced at AED19.99 per month, but for those who want to try it out first, they can sign up for a seven-day free trial. Use those days wisely.

It will be available via the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch and Mac, including other platforms.

Better yet, Apple also announced that those who buy any of the above devices right now will get a subscription to Apple TV+ for a year. We’re intrigued.

“With Apple TV+, we are presenting all-original stories from the best, brightest and most creative minds, and we know viewers will find their new favourite show or movie on our service,” said Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video.

“Each Apple TV+ original offers its own unique story, fresh perspective and powerful message – all meant to entertain, connect and inspire cultural conversations.”

“Apple TV+ is an unprecedented global video service with an all-original slate,” said Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “We look forward to giving audiences everywhere the opportunity to enjoy these compelling stories within a rich, personalised experience on all the screens they love.”

What really matters are those exclusive original shows. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s on offer:

• “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.

• “The Morning Show,” a cut-throat drama starring and executively produced by Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, as well as 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.

• “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.

• “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.

• “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.

• “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.

• “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.

• Oprah 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.

There are more shows down the line, so watch this site for further details. We can’t wait for a weekend of binge-watching.

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