Each week Apple offers a mix of original Movies, TV Shows, Music and Arcade experiences available across all your screens - allowing you to pick-up where you left off. Here's our run down of what to add to your Up Next queue, music playlists and gaming backlogs this week.
Apple TV+ | 2 episodes | TV-14
A new animated musical comedy from the creators of "Bob's Burgers." Owen, the park manager, and Paige, his journalist wife, raise their kids Molly and Cole in the world’s most famous park, as hotel heiress Bitsy Brandenham and her long suffering assistant Helen, continuously plot to turn Central Park into condos. Voiced by Josh Gad, Leslie Odom JR., Kristen Bell, Titus Burgess, Daveed Diggs, Kathryn Hahn and Stanley Tucci.
Apple Arcade | Adventure | 4 +
Nickelodeon have delivered a real treat for Apple Arcade subscribers. In a perfect blend of Super Mario and Spongebob, you explore, collect coins and spatulas, and crush obstacles all whilst rescuing your friends and keeping Bikini Bottom safe by defeating Plankton’s evil minions.
Apple TV+ |S1, E8 | 1 hr 5 min | TV-MA
The highly regarded mini-series draws to a close with its series finale "After." Jacob's trial comes to an end, but with unexpected consequences.
Apple TV+ |S1 - S4 | TV-PG
With a new series officially announced for Apple TV+ and Fraggle Rock: Rock On! drawing to an end, this week sees all 96 classic episodes of the original Emmy Award-winning favorite added to Apple's streaming service, letting the music play once again, down at Fraggle Rock!
Apple TV+ |S1, E6 | 8 min | TV-G
In the series finale of Fraggle Rock: Rock On! the Fraggles are joined by an all-star line up of silly creatures via the Doozertube's for an epic jam session. "Party Down in Fraggle Rock!" stars Neil Patrick Harris, Tiffany Haddish, Ziggy Marley, Alanis Morisette and others. Can Ziggy master the upward facing Gorg?
Apple TV+ |S1, E6 | 3 min | TV-Y
In this weeks episode Cody is joined by special musical guests Grouplove for a special "Thank You" to everyone making us safe at this time - acapella style. Non subscribers can watch the episode in full on the Apple TV YouTube channel.
Other Apple TV Highlights:
YouTube | May 29th | NR
The Dropkick Murphy's and Bruce Springsteen will live stream for free from an empty Fenway Park on Friday, May 29th. Likely the only time either artist will play again to an empty stadium, the performance is to benefit Habitat Boston, Feeding America, and the Boston Resiliency Fund. Visit dropkickmurphys.com to find out how you can give to a worthy cause.
HBO Max | 2 episodes | TV-MA
Ball culture comes to the mainstream in this vogueing reality competition series from HBO Max. My personal favorite Max Original will leave newcomers to ballroom positively wowed by the talent on display. Think "Pose," meets "Drag Race," and "So You Think You Can Dance."
HBO Max | 1 hr 38 min | TV-MA
Not for the feint of heart, this documentary presents a harrowing story of former A&R music executive Drew Dixon, whose career and personal life were upended by the alleged abuse she faced by her high-profile bosses Russell Simmons and L.A. Reid.
Hulu | 10 episodes | TV-14
Comedian Ramy Youssef dives deeper into the story of his flawed yet endearing Muslim-American hero in season 2 of this Hulu original series. Surrounded by family, friends and faith, the fully assimilated New Jersey-raised son of Egyptian immigrants continues to question where he fits in.
BBC iPlayer | 5 min | NR
As part of the BBC's Lockdown Culture series - Martin Scorcese's new short is a mix of footage shot in his own home and archival clips from older films exploring both "anxiety" and "relief." The master has contributed another poignant piece of film that will stay with you past its 5 min run-time.
App Store | $4.99 | Family | 4 +
Matt Braun celebrates 1000 App Store reviews this week as Magnate Interactive's high-tech Pictionary-esque drawing game sees a resurgence in popularity during lockdown. This inventive iPad/Apple TV game continues to get play, years after its initial release. A guaranteed way of bringing the household together.
NetFlix | 10 episodes | TV-MA
Those who follow the space world keenly will enjoy this show thanks to many of the series inside jokes, poking fun at the idea of militarizing space. Created by "The Office" duo Greg Daniels and Steve Carell, starring Carell, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Diana Silvers and Tawny Newsome.
AirPlay | from $4.99/month
The subscription-based streaming platform designed to deliver short-form content to phones can now be viewed on the big screen via AirPlay. Whilst I'm unsure of the services longevity, Quibi's mix of good ideas and utterly bizarre moments is worthy of its 14 day free trial.
Apple Arcade Updates:
Apple Arcade | Sports | 4 +
Batovi Games Studio continues to reimagine retro soccer with a new update including the addition of coaches, referees, tactics, a new strategy panel, injuries and accumulated cards - making your actions in-game more consequential.