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Morning Wars and Dickinson: The best TV shows coming to new streaming service Apple TV Plus.

There’s no denying that we’re truly spoiled for choice when it comes to streaming services in Australia.

From Netflix to Stan to Amazon Prime, the universal problem of having ‘nothing to watch’ is pretty much… well, extinct.

And now, there’s a new streaming service about to hit our shores.

Earlier this year, Apple announced the launch of Apple TV Plus – a new streaming service to rival the likes of Netflix and Stan.

During the announcement, the company said that the streaming service would become “the new home for the world’s most creative storytellers featuring exclusive original shows, movies and documentaries.”

Ahead of the release of Apple TV Plus, here’s everything you need to know about the new streaming service – and the best new shows it’s releasing.

Here’s Apple CEO Tim Cook announcing Apple TV Plus. Post continues after video.

What is Apple TV Plus and where can I watch it?

Apple TV Plus is a streaming service that will include original TV shows, movies and documentaries.

In the next few months, a number of original TV shows are premiering on the service, including news drama Morning Wars, starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon and sci-fi series See, starring Jason Momoa.

The service will also be ad-free, available on demand and viewable both online and offline.

It’ll be available to watch on most devices, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and some smart TVs.

When is Apple TV Plus available in Australia?

Apple TV Plus will be available in Australia from November 1, 2019.

The new streaming service will be available in over 100 countries around the world – on the same day.

How much is Apple TV Plus in Australia?

Much like Netflix and Stan, the new streaming service will be billed monthly. In Australia, the price is AUD$7.99 for full access to all Apple TV Plus content.

For new users, a seven day free trial is also available.

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Plus – if you’ve bought a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod Touch in Australia since September 10 – you’re in luck. These customers will be given free access to Apple TV Plus for a year. We’re jealous.

What shows are coming to Apple TV Plus?

Apple are expected to spend roughly two billion a year on original content, so we’re expecting lots of exciting new TV shows to binge on.

So far, there’s already a bunch of new shows on the horizon starring the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Momoa and Samuel L. Jackson.

Here’s just a handful of the shows coming to Apple TV Plus:

Morning Wars

Premiere Date: November 1

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Jennifer Aniston in Morning Wars (aka The Morning Show). Image: Apple TV Plus.

Morning Wars (titled The Morning Show internationally) takes a look inside the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning.

The series, which was inspired by the book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV, follows the story of co-anchor Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell), who is fired amid a sexual misconduct case.

After Mitch leaves the show, his co-host Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston) fights to keep her job when her new rival, reporter Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon) threatens to take her place.

See

Premiere Date: November 1

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Jason Momoa in See. Image: Apple TV Plus.
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Apple TV Plus's new sci-fi series, See, is set in a distant dystopian future.

In the series, the post-apocalyptic human race has completely lost the sense of sight, meaning society has to find new ways to build, hunt, interact and survive.

But everything soon changes when warrior Baba Voss' (Jason Momoa) wife gives birth to a set of twins who can see.

The series, which was written by Steven Knight, reportedly cost $15 million to make each episode.

Dickinson

Premiere Date: November 1

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Hailee Steinfeld in Dickinson. Image: Apple TV Plus.
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Dickinson, starring Hailee Steinfeld, is a coming-of-age story with a twist.

Set during Emily Dickinson's era, the series follows Dickinson (Steinfield), as she deals with the constraints of society, gender and family.

Put simply, it's "one woman's fight to get her voice heard".

For All Mankind

Premiere Date: November 1

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For All Mankind. Image: Apple TV Plus.

What would have happened if the 1960s space race between the United States and Soviet Union continued?

New Apple TV Plus sci-fi series For All Mankind ponders this question.

Starring Joel Kinnaman and Michael Dorman, the series sees the Soviet Union beat the United States in the race to put a man on the moon.

As a result, the change to the space race has a huge domino effect on politics worldwide.

According to Variety, For All Mankind is "by far the strongest" series coming to the streaming service this November.


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