Dickinson — Season 2 Date Announcement l Apple TV+

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Emily’s quest for fame has only just begun. A new season of Dickinson premieres January 8 on the Apple TV app: https://apple.co/_Dickinson

Dickinson is a half-hour comedy series starring Oscar® nominee Hailee Steinfeld. Dickinson audaciously explores the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of rebellious young poet Emily Dickinson.

Created, written, and executive produced by Alena Smith and executive produced by Hailee Steinfeld, “Dickinson” stars Hailee Steinfeld, Jane Krakowski, Toby Huss, Anna Baryshnikov, Ella Hunt, and Adrian Blake Enscoe. Wiz Khalifa guest stars.

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Apple’s TV+ plans need a few more weeks to hatch, extends free trial

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What do you mean we got to stop filming?

Apple is reportedly extending the free 12-month trials it offered up the first generation of Apple TV+ subscribers into February. Why?

What’s the story?

Apple says that people whose free 12-month sub times out across the coming 12-months will see the free trial period extended into February.

The company last year gave Apple hardware purchasers free 12-month access to Apple TV+ as it attempted to generate interest in its product.

The channel launched with limited content, and it is likely Apple had intended to ramp up available shows fast, but was unable to do so as COVID-19 meant filming could not take place. Content delivery was delayed, which means its catalog isn’t where the company needs it to be.

We’ve seen that the company is working furiously to build a world-class content creation team, and it’s Really Very Clear (RVC) that money isn’t really an object: Apple wants to build a world-class product for a global audience.

However, delays delivering new content will have impacted its plans, which is why I think it has extended the free period, despite AppleOne.

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Coming soon (but not soon enough)

Give me just a little more time

The thing is, I don’t think the time it’s buying will be quite extensive enough. The second wave of the pandemic will inevitably impact content creation and I’m uncertain if it will be where it needs to be even by February as a result.

I’d argue that, given the financial impact is relatively small in comparison to the content investments it is making, the company should consider a longer extension and continue to make TV+ as widely available as possible, with free trials, competitions and other promotional attempts.

It should also work to reach audiences outside of its core. After all, what is the point of getting TV+ on Xbox unless Xbox owners choose to watch the shows?

Given my feeling that the company will inevitably develop world-class shows that win the kind of loyalty you get from Game of Thrones, the right time to end the trial will be just after the first couple of episodes, once the world is hooked. And I think we won’t see that show until spring.

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2nd Season of Apple TV+ Exclusive Series ‘Dickinson’ to Premiere January 8

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The Hailee Steinfeld vehicle “Dickinson” was one of the first exclusive series to debut during the Apple TV+ launch in November 2019, and it will also be one of the first to launch a new season of shows.

Season two of the series will premiere on Friday, January 8. The first three episodes of the season will become available on that date with new episodes to come out each Friday after that.

“Dickinson” is a half-hour comedy series “that audaciously explores the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of rebellious young poet Emily Dickinson.”

“Dickinson” star Hailee Steinfeld is known for her roles in movies, including “True Grit,” “Pitch Perfect 2,” Pitch Perfect 3,” and others.

Also appearing in the series is Jane Krakowski as Dickinson’s mother, Toby Huss as Dickinson’s father, and Anna Baryshnikov as Dickinson’s sister.

Apple has also confirmed that “Dickinson” is the first Apple TV+ show to be renewed for a third season. Apple launch shows “For All Mankind,” “The Morning Show,” and “See” have been renewed for second seasons that will premiere during 2021.

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Apple Offering Apple TV+ Subscribers Up to Three Months of Free Trial Access

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Rene Ritchie says Apple is providing up to three free months of service to Apple TV+ subscribers, extending their subscriptions up to February 2021.

The free trial period will extend the one-year-long free trial periods of people who purchased a device beginning in September 2019 and signed up for access when the ‌Apple TV‌+ streaming service launched on November 1, 2019.

This means that those that signed up for the free first year at launch will now have free access to Apple TV+ until the end of February, based on their subscription date.

Subscribers who paid for an annual plan or a monthly plan will also be credited $4.99 for each month through February. 9to5Mac reports that the credits to be received by ‌Apple TV‌+ subscribers who pay can be used on anything from the iTunes Store or App Store.

If you signed up for a free year of Apple TV+ service following a device purchase between November and January of 2019 you will still benefit a bit, with those subscriptions now expiring later than expected.

If you signed up for a free year after January 31, 2020 will not benefit, as their free trials will extend beyond the extra promotional limits.

Ritchie doesn’t explain as to why Apple decided to spring for extra months on the Apple TV+ trial offer. But it may be that Apple has decided to do so because of coronavirus production difficulties that have limited its expected Apple TV+ content offerings.

If you haven’t seen the bonus months show up in your expiation date yet, don’t panic, the extra months will take some time to roll out. Credits will be automatically applied to user accounts with no need for any actions on the part of the user.

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Apple is extending some AppleTV+ subs through February 2021 for free

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Apple told me today that it will be extending AppleTV+ subscriptions that are set to end November 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021 through their billing date in February of 2021.

The basic situation is that Apple gave away a free year of AppleTV+ to new device purchasers last year and those are all set to end in November. Apple knows everyone is still looking at a tough winter ahead filled with COVID-related restrictions so it’s bumping those subs out to February.

Monthly users whose subscription start date is before November 1st, 2020 also get a deal, with a $4.99 credit (the cost of an AppleTV+ subscription) appearing for November, December and January 2021. You do not have to do anything to receive the credit and users will be getting emails notifying them of these extensions/credits.

And, of course, if it gets to hold the total sub number steady through Q4 of a tough economic year so much the better, right?

AppleTV+ had a bit of a slow burn start, with a big sub onramp in the form of devices and some high profile launches that were tempered by early reviews of their marquee programming. But people warmed to the shows over time. 

I believed at the time that it was a bit of natural sugar crash happening. 

That proved out over time as The Morning Show ended up winning AppleTV+ its first Prime Time Emmy award. 

Total award nominations for Apple Originals now number 114 with 35 wins. 

And, by the way, Ted Lasso is one of the more clever and humane shows currently streaming at the moment. Please go watch it. It’s a well-acted melange of sport, non-toxic masculinity and heartfelt drama.

Also, as a quick note, if you were a day-one purchaser of an iOS device last year, it’s possible that your free year is actually ending October 31. But don’t worry, you’re covered in this offer, too. 

Here are the particulars of the deal for easy copying and pasting:

  • If your AppleTV+ subscription ends on November 1, 2020 through January 31 of 2021 Apple is extending the free year to your sub date in February of 2021.
  • This means that the yearly subscriber extension applies to people who subbed prior to January 31, 2020.
  • As an example, if your sub was set to end November 15th 2020 then your first billing date would now be February 15th, 2020.
  • If people signed up for yearly subs without a new device purchase during that same date period they will also get free through February 2021.
  • If you have signed up for a monthly subscription before November 1st, 2020, you’ll get a $4.99 credit per month. 
  • The new device program where you get a year free will still continue.
  • Customers will get emails about this.

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Apple working to fix TV app boxset issues

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Apple’s TV app suffers from several boxset issues.

What you need to know

  • Apple TV suffers from several boxset issues.
  • Users have been unable to playback previously purchased TV boxsets using search or Siri, and are prompted to purchase single seasons/episodes they already own.
  • One particular issue involves boxsets for popular shows withdrawn from sale to make way for a more up to date box set release.

Apple is reportedly working to fix a number of issues in its Apple TV app, which have been causing trouble for owners of TV shows, especially boxsets, on its platform.

Apple TV aficionado Sigmund Judge noted in a Twitter thread beginning October 4 that there were several issues affecting the Apple TV app, boxsets, and cataloging.

As noted in the thread, boxsets like The Big Bang Theory have review forums full of complaints from users who have bought the boxset but can’t seem to get a new episode to play through Up Next Queue. As Judge explains:

Before I get to the fix, here are examples of what was wrong with this particular box set:

You would be prompted to pay again for an episode you already owned. The only way to play your purchase was through Library.

When you played back an episode, the next episode would prompt playback in the bottom right or in your Up Next Queue through HBO Max, prompting you to subscribe to watch your previously purchased content.

The problem also affects Siri, which would prompt users to either purchase or subscribe to HBO Max, even for owners who had already bought the boxset.

The issue also seems to be affecting users who have bought boxsets of shows that are no longer for sale. For example, if you’d picked up Game of Thrones, Season 1-6, as a boxset, that version is no longer available to buy as the boxset is now 1-8. Users with the 1-6 boxset, for example, may have found similar playback issues through Siri searches and the Up Next playback feature. Titles like Bob’s Burgers or Modern Family, where an older boxset has been replaced by a newer one have also been affected.

Some films, likewise, have been affected if they have been withdrawn from sale or the distributor of the title has changed. Again, users would find that their previous purchase would be incompatible with the TV apps search, up next and Siri. In some cases, if the content was available via a streaming partner, customers would be prompted to subscribe to that service to playback the title.

The news of course has accessibility implications, especially for those who rely on voice control through Siri to access their content on their Apple devices.

There is good news, however. Judge has confirmed Thursday that Apple has recognized the fault and is working to remedy the issue. More importantly, Judge notes that where previously, customers may have been told that these cataloging issues were expected behavior, Apple has now identified this as an issue. In an email shared by Judge, Apple confirmed its Engineering Team was aware of the issue and was working to investigate it at their end.

Judge has already worked with Apple Engineers to fix the aforementioned issue with The Big Bang Theory, with the prospect of a more general fix for the issue a whole now seemingly in the works.

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4K YouTube Content Begins to Show Up on the Apple TV 4K

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YouTube is being updated to support 4K streaming on the Apple TV 4K for the first time, although it’s limited to 30fps and doesn’t support HDR. The speculation is that higher frame rate, HDR content could be forthcoming in an update to the Apple TV hardware.

First spotted by 9to5Mac over the weekend, The Verge confirmed on Monday with Google that 4K streams are indeed rolling out to Apple TV 4K users, although they are not yet live for everyone. While at least some 4K content is also available on select iPhone models already, including my iPhone 11 Pro Max, The Verge notes that it’s not yet available on all iPhones and iPads with compatible resolutions. When asked about iPhone and iPad 4K compatibility, Google told The Verge that YouTube would support 4K content on the iPhone and iPad soon.


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senseLAN chooses Zattoo for next-gen IPTV service

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Swiss network operator senseLAN has selected the Zattoo TV platform for the relaunch of its NexTV service.

Based on its white label approach, the TV product is hosted and managed by Zattoo and available on a wide range of applications and devices such as Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, mobile devices and web-based applications.

SenseLAN is the second Zattoo customer to have opted for the 4K/UHD set-top box powered by Android TV, offered in partnership with Skyworth.

NexTV combines live TV with interactive features such as nPVR, 7-day catch-up, replay, instant restart and live pause. The TV line-up comprises more than 300 channels, many of which are available in Full HD quality.

“The project with senseLAN was special in that it marks what is a new and likely future oriented way of delivering a fully hosted and managed TV platform: It was implemented entirely remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Astrid Boecken, director project and client success management at Zattoo.

“Together with senseLAN, we delivered the new NexTV platform in just ten weeks from kick-off to go live. We were able to benefit from many years of experience and, despite the difficult situation, we were able to meet our delivery milestones exactly on schedule.”

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Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You — Teaser | Apple TV+

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A new documentary film that captures Springsteen recording live with The E Street Band for the first time in 35 years. Watch the film exclusively on Apple TV+ and listen to the album on Apple Music on October 23. https://apple.co/_LetterToYouFilm

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Apple TV+ Series ‘The Morning Show’ to Restart Production on October 19

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The Apple TV+ original series “The Morning Show” will resume production on October 19, when the cast and crew return to resume filming the series’ second season.

While the production date is tentative due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the show’s main cast is expected to return in two weeks, says a Monday Deadline report. The returning cast includes Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, Mark Duplass, and Billy Crudup.

While Carell had signed only a one-year deal, the show’s producers have made it clear that they were in the midst of securing a new deal with the actor to see his return.

Two episodes of “The Morning Show” had been filmed and were in the final production stages before the pandemic-forced production hiatus.

“I know that they’re also rewriting, which is crazy because that’s what happened in the first season,” Mark Duplass told Deadline in August. They had a whole set of scripts [then] and they rewrote everything to include the #MeToo movement, and now we’ve got other, larger, global phenomenon to deal with. I don’t know what they’re doing but I know they’re rewriting.”

The Morning Show earned eight Emmy nominations this year and helped Apple earn 18 Emmy nominations, setting a record for the most nominations in a service’s first year. The streaming service scored its first Emmy win ever, as Billy Crudup’s received the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in “The Morning Show.”

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