Apple TV Plus Originals: All The Exclusive Shows Apple Announced At Its Latest Keynote

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Apple TV Plus Originals: All The Exclusive Shows Apple Announced At Its Latest Keynote

Move over Netflix.

Apple announced Apple TV+, the company's new subscription TV service that includes original shows, at its March 25 event.

After discussing Apple News Plus and a game subscription service called Apple Arcade, Apple CEO Tim Cook turned his attention to the next evolution of Apple TV. They shared plenty of new details about the new service, including inviting several actors and creators onstage to share their new original shows.

These shows are exclusive to Apple TV+, an ad free subscription service launching this fall. The service will be available online and offline across all Apple devices, and Apple promised new movies and shows every month, available in 100 plus countries. For more on Apple TV Plus check out our sister site CNET, and keep scrolling for a look at all the new exclusive shows Apple announced.

Apple announced Apple TV+, the company's new subscription TV service that includes original shows, at its March 25 event.

After discussing Apple News Plus and a game subscription service called Apple Arcade, Apple CEO Tim Cook turned his attention to the next evolution of Apple TV. They shared plenty of new details about the new service, including inviting several actors and creators onstage to share their new original shows.

Apple Arcade: All The Game Publishers Announced So Far

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Apple Arcade: All The Game Publishers Announced So Far

Apple unveiled its rumored game subscription service, Apple Arcade, during a big entertainment-focused presentation today. The service will give subscribers access to a selection of new and exclusive games across mobile, desktop, and Apple TV, and it'll include titles from a variety of AAA and indie studios.

From the outset, Apple Arcade will feature games from more than 30 developers and publishers. Among the studios partnering with Apple are Sega, Konami, Platinum Games, and an array of acclaimed independent developers, including Mistwalker and Team Sonic Racing developer Sumo Digital. You can see the full list of announced partners below.

When it launches, Apple Arcade will offer unlimited access to more than 100 premium App Store games for a monthly fee. Apple says more titles will be added to the service "all the time," and future game updates and DLC will be included at no extra cost. The company also made it a point to note that all of the titles will be playable offline--seemingly a direct jab at Google's Stadia cloud platform, which won't offer offline downloads.

Apple TV Plus: All The Creators Coming To Apple's Premium Video Subscription Service

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As part of its Show Time event, Apple debuted Apple TV Plus, its own streaming service coming this fall. While the company announced several exclusive series as part of today's presentation, it also teased several more with a list of names, without detailing their projects.

Among the names seen on the compilation screen were high-profile directors like Spike Lee and Mr. Night Shyamalan, actors like Bill Murray and Kristen Bell, and even Broadway stars like Leslie Odom Jr. We don't yet know what their projects are, but Apple has rolled out a formidable talent pool for its new venture.

It's worth noting that not all of the names signify distinct projects. Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell are all listed separately for their comedy series The Morning Show. Similarly, Kumail Nanjiani and his wife and co-producer Emily Gordon are listed separately for their non-fiction series, Little America. Even Charlie Brown and Snoopy get two billings.

Sekiro: How To Beat The Blazing Bull Boss

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Sekiro: How To Beat The Blazing Bull Boss

The Blazing Bull is something of an unintuitive enemy for players to run across early in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. After fighting generals and warriors, samurai and spearmen, you come across a giant, thundering bull, whose horns are wrapped in flaming hay. Suddenly, everything you learned about fighting in Sekiro seems to go out the window, and you're forced to dodge this way and that to avoid getting trampled.

Just because the bull isn't a sword-wielding foe doesn't mean your Sekiro fundamentals don't matter, though. You can, in fact, parry most of the bull's attacks, and you still want to wear down its Posture so you can deal a deathblow. The major difference is dealing with the bull's speed, and finding opportunities to inflict some damage so you can drop its Vitality, and thus get to a deathblow sooner. There's also a key prosthetic than can help in the process that's easy to have missed up until now.

Here's what you need to know to take down the Blazing Bull. We've got plenty of other Sekiro guides to help you master From Software's latest title, including a list of must-grab early prosthetics and some tips on where to find additional Snapseeds for fighting Lady Butterfly.

Flash Deal: Get The Division 2 For Only $45 Through Tomorrow (PS4, Xbox One)

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Tom Clancy's The Division 2 released less than two weeks ago on March 15, and the thrilling action-shooter has already earned high praise from us for its fantastic world-building, diverse enemies and combat, smooth multiplayer integration, and plethora of compelling endgame content. Luckily, if you haven't picked up The Division 2 already, its price has already been slashed at Newegg, where you can get a copy for PS4 or Xbox One for just $45 if you use the promo code EMCTWVA35. This offer is valid only through tomorrow, March 26, at 11 PM PT (or Wednesday, March 27, at 2 AM ET). However, the deal may sell out sooner based on availability, so act fast if you're interested.

The sequel to 2016's The Division, The Division 2 moves the game's setting from New York City to Washington, D.C. A smallpox epidemic has left the country decimated, and multiple violent factions have risen up to fight for power. You play as an agent from the Strategic Homeland Division fighting to protect civilians and restore order in the nation's capital. The game earned a 9/10 in GameSpot's The Division 2 review for its combat design and detailed, visually stunning world, despite the fact that critic Edmond Tran founds its overarching story a bit lacking.

Apple TV Channels: All The Services Supported So Far

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Apple has some big updates coming for its TV app, and in the process, it will be incorporating many other existing online video services, as revealed at today's Apple Event.

Apple TV Channels puts the majority of the services people subscribe to--except for Netflix--into one place. It's more about organization and a one-stop place to view all the content you are subscribed to. It was unclear at the time of the event as to whether you had to purchase these services through Apple or if you could migrate existing accounts onto TV Channels.

Aside from the bigger services like Hulu and Amazon, Apple TV will add smaller services like Acorn TV, for British television; Tastemade, for travel and food series; and Shudder, for horror movies and original series. Additionally, it's interesting to see a few Viacom properties, like Comedy Central, Nick, and MTV here, as much of the parent company's content was pulled from various streaming services, and it wasn't included with Hulu's new live TV service.

Apple TV Channels: All The Services Included So Far

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Apple has some big updates coming for its TV app, and in the process, it will be incorporating many other existing online video services, as revealed at today's Apple Event.

Apple TV Channels puts the majority of the services people subscribe to--except for Netflix--into one place. It's more about organization and a one-stop place to view all the content you are subscribed to. It was unclear at the time of the event as to whether you had to purchase these services through Apple or if you could migrate existing accounts onto TV Channels.

Aside from the bigger services like Hulu and Amazon, Apple TV will add smaller services like Acorn TV, for British television; Tastemade, for travel and food series; and Shudder, for horror movies and original series. Additionally, it's interesting to see a few Viacom properties, like Comedy Central, Nick, and MTV here, as much of the parent company's content was pulled from various streaming services, and it wasn't included with Hulu's new live TV service.

Apple Arcade Allows Offline Play

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During an entertainment-focused presentation, Apple announced a new game subscription service called Apple Arcade. The monthly subscription rate will give you a selection of roughly 100 exclusive games, with more to be added regularly. But it's one feature the service is lacking that acted as a direct answer to Google.

During the presentation, Apple specifically mentioned that Apple Arcade isn't a cloud-based streaming service. And since it isn't streaming, the company emphasized, you can download and play the games offline. This is in very direct contrast to Google's cloud-based Stadia game streaming platform, which the company said can't run offline.

Apple Arcade includes partners like Sega, Konami, Disney, Sumo Digital, and Cartoon Network. Any game included in Arcade will be updated with updates or DLC as part of your subscription cost. You can also pick up your games on other devices, and Apple promises more games will be added "all the time."