Apple TV+ and YouTube Premium make a selection of shows free to watch without paid subscription
As millions of people around the world are still under lockdown in their respective countries, several well-known streaming platforms have made their premium content free to watch. This means people don't need a subscription to watch these shows. Amazon Prime Video was the first to make a huge selection of its kids and family shows free to watch. HBO followed soon after, with thousands of hours of free programming on offer.
While YouTube made its YouTube Originals free to watch from Wednesday, Apple TV+ made several of its shows free to watch from today, that is Friday onwards. Both platforms have offered free content for a limited period.
One of the most popular YouTube Premium shows that can now be watched by viewers for free is Escape The Night. It is a horror and murder mystery reality show that is YouTube Premium's longest running show. Already four seasons old, its fifth season is in development. All four seasons of the series are available to watch free.
Another popular show from YouTube Premium that is now free to watch is the drama Step Up: High Water, a spin-off show of the Step Up movies, with dance at its core. It has been executive produced by Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan.
Other shows available are dramedy Me and My Grandma, sci-fi thriller Impulse (S1 and S2), romantic comedy Foursome (S1 and S2), Sideswiped, Matpat’s Game Lab, Overthinking with Kat & June, Re: Set and The Fake Show, and Sherwood (Kiddie show). Soon to become free are We Are Savvy, Hyperlinked, Fruit Ninja Frenzy Force and Kings of Atlantic.
Likewise, popular Apple TV+ shows that are now free to watch are M. Night Shyamalan's psychological horror show Servant. It is a slow-burn horror show that chills one to the bone. It stars Rupert Grint, Nell Tiger Free, Lauren Ambrose and Toby Kebbell.
Another critically acclaimed show that Apple TV+ has made free to watch is Little America, an anthology series consisting of eight true stories of immigrants in America. Kumail Nanjiani stars in it as an Asian immigrant and has also executive produced it along with Emily V. Gordon and Alan Yang. Lee Eisenberg has directed the series.
Other Apple TV+ shows out of the paid firewall are The Elephant Queen, For All Mankind, Dickinson, Helpsters and Ghostwriter.
Apple's free content can be accessed at apple.co/FreeForEveryone in the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung and LG smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices.
YouTube Premium's free content can be found by searching the free title by name in YouTube's search bar.