With the initial free trials of Apple TV+ about to expire, Apple is sending out emails letting customers know they’ll have to start paying soon. If they want to keep access to the video streaming service, that is. Which Apple would obviously very much prefer if you did.
In an effort to make sure that happens, the company is teasing several of its more notable big releases that are taking place after the customer’s trial period ends. It’s part friendly reminder that if your service lapses you’ll miss out on some great stuff, and part “Please don’t leave us.” Apple’s email teases five big launches, including the upcoming Mr. Corman, set to star Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer), which will arrive August 6, 2021.
In addition to that, Apple reminds us when we’ll be able to watch the festival darling drama CODA: August 13, 2021. After that, we’ve got the series premiere of Apple TV+’s upcoming sci-fi epic, Foundation. The company says it will premiere sometime in September, but, unfortunately, still isn’t giving us an exact release date.
That trend continues with the highly-anticipated arrival of the next show from creator Jon Stewart (The Daily Show With Jon Stewart). Apple says in the email that the new series will arrive sometime in September, too. And finally, the dark comedy series The Shrink Next Door with Will Ferrell (Anchorman) and Paul Rudd (Ant-Man and the Wasp) will premiere on November 12, 2021.
We already knew the release dates for the other Apple TV+ entries beyond Foundation and The Problem With Jon Stewart, thanks to previous announcements. Apple knows these are two high profile releases, and it’s certainly possible they can keep people signed up for at least a little while longer.
And then it comes down to keeping that up, so it will be interesting to see how Apple TV+ closes out the rest of the year. We have plenty of other things to look forward to, including the hit comedy series Ted Lasso, the second season premieres of The Morning Show and See, and plus much more.
The initial free trials are set to expire on July 1, 2021. Once that happens, customers who choose to stick around will be billed the standard rate, which is set at $4.99 per month.
If you’re on a free trial, are you planning on paying for Apple TV+?