Apple Making Carpool Karaoke Available for Free in TV App

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple is making its "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" television show available for free via the TV app, according to a new trailer the company shared on its YouTube channel this week (via Billboard).

    Free episodes of the show will be available through the TV app starting on May 11 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time, giving those who don't have an Apple Music subscription a chance to watch it.

    Right now, "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" is limited to Apple Music subscribers who have subscribed to a free trial or who pay the $9.99 per month fee for the service. Starting later today, the series will be available to watch in the TV app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV even if you don't have an Apple Music subscription.

    Apple plans to release new free episodes of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" each Friday, so the entire series won't be available at once.

    "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" is based on the Carpool Karaoke segment made popular by "The Late Late Show With James Corden." The show pairs up different celebrities, musicians, and athletes, putting them in a car together to sing popular songs.

    Apple has released 19 episodes of "Carpool Karaoke" thus far, and the show was approved for a second season back in February.

    Article Link: Apple Making Carpool Karaoke Available for Free in TV App
  2. timborama macrumors 6502


    Oct 12, 2011
  3. vistokid macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2007
  4. kappy94 macrumors newbie


    Oct 28, 2015
    Until they pay me to watch, not happening.
    --- Post Merged, May 11, 2018 ---
    it was included with Apple Music subscription. Another branding snafu.... pay for apple music to watch bad television?
  5. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
  6. mariusignorello macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2013
    They honestly couldn’t pay me to watch it. Or maybe they could...?
  7. MLVC macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2015
    Maastricht, The Netherlands
  8. iAVERY macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2016
    The article is wrong, you can watch apple music content in the tv app from the start. It just wasn’t free. You do not have to watch it from the Apple Music app.
  9. jclo Editor


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2012
    Hmm, when I try this, the TV app transfers me to the Music app. It does not let me watch it directly in the TV app, even though I'm an Apple Music subscriber.

    Edit: This is what I see.


    Edit two: Looks like for the free episodes you *can* watch them in the TV app, but for the non-free ones that are still only available to Apple Music subscribers, you have to watch in the Music app. I've updated the post to make it clear these are available to watch in the TV app.
  10. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    FINALLY. Between this and the new jokes for Siri, Apple has been on a roll lately.
  11. Richard28 macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2016
    New jokes? Siri has always been a joke.
  12. MrGuder macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2012
    Right, how about some joke that are not for 2 yr olds?

    Hey Siri tell me a joke,
    What did Godzilla eat for breakfast? The Resturant.

    Me-I can hardly contain my laughter.
  13. V.K. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 5, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
  14. ipedro macrumors 601


    Nov 30, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    I'm expecting the snarky comments of course but this is a good strategy.

    Two things:

    1. Apple is confirming what was obvious to anyone paying close attention over the last couple of years: the Apple TV App is the video equivalent of the Apple Music app. Apple's TV shows will live here.

    2. Certain shows will be free to get people used to using the TV app. Throw away time killers like Carpool Karaoke are the perfect kind of TV show for this. Celebrities are popular, drawing in viewership, and the show is a fun way to kill 30 minutes. But it's not the kind of TV show you get invested in and would pay money to watch.

    I'm expecting Apple to leverage third party content to build up the TV App's usefulness and the subscription's value. All TV and Movies in this one app on AppleTV, iPhone, iPad and Mac. An Apple TV subscription would grant you access to all Apple produced TV shows but also to a stable of movies and third party tv shows. Like music, Apple would pay content owners per view. This would replace renting movies on iTunes.

    Fresh content from third parties would live in their respective apps but would be accessible from within the TV app as has been circulated recently. Hopefully Netflix joins in, otherwise they're going to start losing influence when every iOS/tvOS/macOS gives more visibility and ease of use to apps that work from within the TV app.
  15. MacManiac1 macrumors regular


    Sep 7, 2017
  16. tobefirst macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    I wanted to see the Will Smith episode, so maybe I’ll check it out.
  17. DipDog3 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2002
  18. theheadguy macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2005
    Consider yourselves lucky.
  19. budselectjr macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2009
    People always yelling at Apple to buy stuff look no further. I’m sure their 100% family friendly original programming will be great stuff.
  20. truthertech macrumors 68000

    Jun 24, 2016
    As usual the haters are embarrassing themselves. CK is an immensely popular show--just on Youtube alone there are millions of views, and the show is so popular they have renewed it for a second season. LOL.
  21. dumastudetto macrumors 68030

    Aug 28, 2013
    Apple often does app and content giveaways to reward us loyal and faithful customers. But I would say if you don’t have Apple Music you blew it. There’s nothing quite like Apple Music when it comes to putting all the music in the world at your fingertips - coupled with delightful curation and discovery that will rock your mind.
  22. ikir macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2007
    Oh wow so many haters and whiners... for free stuff. Embarrassing.
  23. Jsameds macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2008
    “I don’t like this”

    - Out of touch people that Apple don’t market to anymore
  24. aaronhead14 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2009
    Of course they are. They have to try to get at least one person to watch it, right?
  25. armhol macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2007

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