Apple TV+ unlocks select content for free

Apple TV+ is letting everyone view some its original programming during the coronavirus outbreak.

The company unlocked select content Thursday, April 9, 2020 in the U.S. and the next day internationally.

The series available for free include “Servant,” “For All Mankind,” “Dickinson,” “Helpsters,” “Snoopy in Space” and “Ghostwriter.”

Also included is documentaries “The Elephant Queen” and “Little America.”

However, a good chunk of the premium streaming service is not included at launch, such as “The Morning Show,” “See” and an Oprah Winfrey series.

Apple TV+ launched Nov. 1, 2019 at $4.99 a month, though a variety of offers made it available for free for one year to many subscribers.

The service has received mixed reviews, with some faulting it for its limited content that isn’t necessarily comparable to its price tag. Additional content has been added since launch, however.

Apple TV+ is available on most Apple devices via the Apple TV app. Apple TV (without the “plus”) offers a wide variety of content for purchase or rental on an a la carte basis, whereas the premium “plus” service bundles unlimited viewing of the gated content.