Apple TV+ and Apple TV 4K launching in South Korea on November 4

The Apple TV+ streaming service and Apple TV 4K hardware are scheduled to launch in South Korea on November 4 alongside “Dr. Brain,” Apple’s first Korean original series.

Apple's marketing image showing Apple TV 4K with the TV app displaying local Korean content
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  • Apple TV+ and Apple TV 4K are launching in South Korea on November 4
  • Apple TV+ shows will be available dubbed or with Korean subtitles
  • tvOS App Store in South Korea will host apps for local services
  • The launches coincide with Apple’s first K-drama, “Dr. Brain”

Apple TV+ shows coming to South Korea

Aside from global Apple TV+ programming, the company will also offer apps for local services to its South Korean viewers from launch, including apps for services like Wave, Watch, B tv, and Disney, with shows available dubbed or with Korean subtitles.

“Apple has a long history of collaborating with Korean artists, creators, and developers,” Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Service, was quoted as saying in a press release on the Apple website. The executive continued, saying the company looks forward to “expanding further cooperation with the domestic creators community to showcase more Korean programs and movies to audiences around the world.”

In other markets, Apple offers several months of Apple TV+ for free with eligible new device purchases. And with Apple TV 4K hardware now launching in South Korea, customers who purchase an eligible Apple device on or after September 17, 2021, will get their free months of Apple TV+. Read: How to save money with Apple One subscriptions

Apple TV 4K to host local services

Aside from Apple TV+, Apple will also start offering its second-generation Apple TV 4K media streamer to its consumers in South Korea, with the media streamer hosting a variety of local video services. Specifically, the Korean edition of Disney+ along with local services like Wave, Watch and B tv will be available from launch.

Apple's marketing image showing Apple TV 4K with the Korean science fiction thriller "Dr. Brain" displayed in the TV app
Image credit: Apple

And as we separately reported, Apple will offer Apple TV+ and Apple TV 4K in South Korea alongside its first Korean-language original series, called “Dr. Brain,” based on the popular Korean webtoon of the same name by Hongjacg. The six-part series revolves around a neuroscientist who navigates through other people’s memories for clues.