streaming service news

Well, it’s happened. There are so many streaming services now we have to round-up the news about them into one big post. I hope you’re happy. Here’s what’s new on the streaming service front: Apple TV+ has launched, but no one seems to care. But hey, Apple just renewed a bunch of shows anyway. Disney+, meanwhile, is about to kick-off in the U.S., but won’t arrive in the U.K. until March. And finally, if you have an older Samsung Smart TV, you might not be able to watch Netflix in December.

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servant trailer new

Apple TV+ got off to a bumpy start when it launched with some less-than-thrilling new shows. But you shouldn’t give up on the service yet, because there’s something dark and scary on the horizon: Servant, a new series from executive producer M. Night Shyamalan. The show concerns a Philadelphia couple who hire a nanny to watch over their…unusual baby. Things get creepy almost immediately. Watch the Servant trailer below.

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How to Get One Year of Apple TV+ for Free

apple tv+ free

Apple TV+ is here, and there’s some debate about whether or not it’s worth checking out. For one thing, the streaming service is only offering a handful of shows, far below what other streaming services offer. On the plus side, it’s relatively cheap – just $5 a month. But you know what’s even better than cheap? Free. And if you’ve purchased an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or MacBook onward from September 10, a free year of Apple TV+ is yours for the taking. Here’s how.

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Apple TV 4K Discount Price

Today brings the seemingly unceremonious launch of Apple TV+, the new streaming service from the tech company who is probably hoping that they didn’t just release the streaming equivalent of the Newton. Apple is hoping to get as many customers as possible to sign up for the service for just $4.99 a month, and AT&T has just made it a little easier for you to make that happen.

If you head to the AT&T online store, you can snag an Apple TV 4K for $90, which is half off the usual $180 price tag. The good news is that you don’t need to be an AT&T customer in any capacity to take advantage of the deal. And even if you’re not thinking of signing up for Apple TV+, this deal is a steal, because the Apple TV is one of the best streaming devices on the market, especially for this price. Read More »

Streaming Service Comparisons

The streaming wars have just begun so you might want to hunker down in the trenches for the next few years. Everyone is hell-bent on besting Netflix, which means we’re about to be inundated with a slew of new streaming services. This, in turn, means you’re going to have to decide which of these services you want – if any. Will you act like Rich Uncle Pennybags from Monopoly and sign up for all of them? Or will you pick and choose?

To help you with this decision, I’ve broken down how the streaming services compare to each other in terms of price and content. You’re welcome.

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alfonso cuaron apple deal

Alfonso Cuaron already jumped into the world of streaming last year with his Netflix Oscar winner Roma. Now the Children of Men director is moving from Netflix to Apple, having just inked a big deal with to develop new series for the upcoming streaming service Apple TV+. This aligns Cuaron with other major Apple TV+ talent, including Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, Damien Chazelle, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and of course, Oprah.

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AppleTV+ Launch Date

Apple has been leading up to their own streaming subscription service for a long time now. It’s been nearly two years since Apple started hiring big names like Steven Soderbergh, Reese Witherspoon, Steven Spielberg, and more to create original programming for what they hope will be a major competitor for Netflix, Hulu and the forthcoming Disney+ and HBO Max streaming services, not to mention the countless other subscriptions coming down the road. After formally announcing the service called Apple TV+ earlier this year, we finally know when it will launch and how much it will cost. Read More »

midsommar director's cut

Labor Day traditionally marks the unofficial end of summer, but if you’d like to revisit writer/director Ari Aster‘s shot-in-broad-daylight horror film Midsommar, his director’s cut is still playing in a few select theaters. But if you don’t want to hoof it out to a theater to check it out, the extended director’s cut is coming to home video through an exclusive deal with Apple TV. Read More »

dickinson trailer

Imaginations, and corseted ladies-to-be, literally run wild in the Dickinson trailer starring Hailee Steinfeld as a young Emily Dickinson. But this isn’t the buttoned-up literary icon that you would imagine her as. In Apple TV+’s upcoming coming-of-age series, Steinfeld is a punk rock version of Emily Dickinson who dances wildly and throws up anachronistic hand signs because this isn’t your grandma’s period costume drama. Watch the Dickinson trailer below.

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Apple TV+ launch date

Apple TV+ could be entering the streaming wars sooner than expected. Apple’s new streaming service is reportedly eyeing a November launch date, with a $9.99 monthly subscription price. The company would introduce a small selection of shows before it expands its catalogue over the course of several months, according to a new report.

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