Apple's 'Carpool Karaoke: The Series' Television Show Now Available on Apple Music

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple's second original television series, "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" premiered tonight and is now available to stream via Apple Music if you have an Apple Music subscription.

    The first episode of the series, which is based on the Carpool Karaoke segment made popular by "The Late Late Show With James Corden," stars James Corden himself and Will Smith. The show starts out with Corden and Smith singing "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It," with a full marching band joining in at a stop.


    The two then move on, discussing the history behind the song, before going on to sing additional Will Smith songs, including the theme song for "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," a TV show Smith starred in from 1990 to 1996.

    Produced by James Corden, Ben Winston, and Eric Pankowski, new episodes of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" will debut on Tuesdays on Apple Music. Each episode will feature a different host and celebrity pairing, with episode length varying each week based on the content.

    Participants will include Will Smith and James Corden; Miley, Noah, Billy Ray and the entire Cyrus family; Shakira and Trevor Noah; Game of Thrones stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams; Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith; John Legend, Alicia Keys and Taraji P. Henson; LeBron James and James Corden; and more.

    "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" is Apple's second original television show designed for Apple Music subscribers. "Planet of the Apps," the company's first television series, came out back in June.

    Update: Apple has also uploaded two new trailers for "Carpool Karaoke: The Series," teasing future episodes starring Alicia Keys and John Legend and Billy Eichner and Metallica.

    Article Link: Apple's 'Carpool Karaoke: The Series' Television Show Now Available on Apple Music
  2. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    I can't believe this new video content is buried within Apple Music. And not even at the top level. There has to be a better way.
  3. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2012
    Indy, US
  4. BaltimoreMediaBlog macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2015
    DC / Baltimore / Northeast
  5. icrude macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2006
  6. Sill macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2014
    I've been mocking Apple's Mobile Funtime Singalong since it debuted, and then they hit me between the eyes with Metallica. I figured I'd finally crumble and take a look. Click the link and <shazam!> it takes me to a page for Apple Music. Reality set in as I realized I'm not going to pay $10/month to watch one episode of a music show.
  7. displayblock macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2014
    This would make for some great content on iTunes Ping…
  8. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    Please open up a Carpool Karaoke sub forum on mac rumors so we can all get together and discuss this show!
  9. joueboy macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2008
  10. prasand macrumors 6502


    Mar 24, 2015
    UES, New York
    Buried deep? For me it shows at the top of the browse page. Perhaps it’s because i’m on the developer beta and they addressed the issue?
  11. LVdustin macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2007
    Las Vegas, NV
    Just finished the first episode. It was okay...Just felt like a longer segment on James Corden without the laugh track, as much as a laugh track is annoying, it also would help put context to what would feel funny at times instead of awkward. Other than that, I am looking forward to future episodes and excited for what other content will develop in the future.
  12. CausticSoda macrumors 6502


    Feb 14, 2014
    Abu Dhabi
    Enough already! Please spare us from this rubbish.
  13. ILuvEggplant Suspended


    Jul 28, 2016
    Los Angeles, CA
  14. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
  15. DisNerd macrumors member

    May 11, 2015
  16. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    I enjoyed it and it had some pretty funny bits. Since leaving Scientology (rumors, but still a noticeable change in behavior over the years), Will Smith seems to be more like his younger, care-free and easy going self! Glad to see that reflected in this episode.
  17. BootsWalking, Aug 8, 2017
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    BootsWalking macrumors 6502a

    Feb 1, 2014
    The next episode will feature Fonzie jumping over a shark.
  18. BaltimoreMediaBlog macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2015
    DC / Baltimore / Northeast
    As David Letterman would say, "Somebody make it stop!" or "I don't like to sing or dance or be around people who do." :D
    How much is Apple paying Macrumours to run these repeated Carpool Karaoke ads?
  19. 2b1ask1 Suspended

    Jul 5, 2016
  20. Denmac1 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2007
    Lost in Space
    OMG! This is horrible? There are some talented people here, but.......

    Apple music , IMHO, is sliding downhill. Where is the entertainment value? In the absurdity of it all?
  21. wigby, Aug 8, 2017
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 9, 2017

    wigby macrumors 68000

    Jun 7, 2007
    Because everyone wants to read and comment about how terrible the show and Apple have become. Meanwhile, the first few shows on every streaming video network have all been questionable at best. It only takes one hit show so there's no reason to believe that by this time next year, Apple will have a hit of their own and several more shows to grow out their original content...same as every streaming network service out there.

    I never watched a single minute of the original carpool karaoke segment but I just watched this show. It was well done but not unlike most talk shows with celebrities. Fun but a giant commercial attempt to humanize big stars and sell their wares. I want to watch another episode but only to see the dynamic with James Cordan because I'm curious if the host is really important and who steps up to act as as host. The karaoke itself was probably the weakest part. Will Smith sang mostly his own songs. Isn't the point of the segment that artists and celebrities do other people's material, kind of like real karaoke? But I guess people don't care about the karaoke part?
  22. wigby macrumors 68000

    Jun 7, 2007
    It's called carpool karaoke. Were you really expecting more than celebrities singing in a car? I think it delivered exactly what it promised it's audience the same way that pop music delivers exactly what it promises.
  23. Mr. Dee macrumors 68000

    Mr. Dee

    Dec 4, 2003
    Apple makes some of the creative tools, but certainly not the creative content.
  24. nameischarles macrumors member


    Jun 16, 2014
    The 8 minute version is available on James Corden YouTube channel, not long before someone posts the whole episode on YouTube.

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