The list of upcoming Apple TV+ shows just keeps getting longer. But one of the buzziest titles to hit the streaming service in 2020 has to be Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories.
A mash-up of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, the cult TV show is making a comeback from the ’80s. And Spielberg — who directed the original anthology series that aired on NBC — is back with it.
Watching Amazing Stories on Apple TV+
Apple TV+ is one of the cheapest streaming services for one simple reason: it solely offers original content. So although you won’t find the wide library of Amazon Prime or Netflix, you’ll find thrilling shows and movies starring legendary Hollywood talent.
The service, which launched in November 2019, costs just $4.99/mo. with a 7-day free trial. There’s only one subscription plan available, but it gives up to six family members access for no extra cost. (That’s more simultaneous streams than any of its competitors.)
You won’t see any ads on Apple TV+. Plus, you can download any show or movie to watch offline on iPhones, iPads, or Macs. Unfortunately, offline downloads aren’t available on TVs or other streaming devices.
Binging the original Amazing Stories anthology
If you want to get up to speed with the Amazing Stories universe, you’re in luck. Episodes from the original two seasons are available on a wide range of channels, including NBC, Bravo, Oxygen, E!, USA, Syfy, and Telemundo.
Luckily, you can find these channels on several popular streaming services. So if you want to compare the 1980s version — which featured everyone from Mark Hamill and Patrick Swayze to Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito — to the upcoming Apple TV+ show, here’s where to go.
AT&T TV Now
Watch live TV on tons of channels with AT&T TV Now. There are 7 packages available, with the most popular being the $65/mo. Plus plan — offering more than 45 channels, including local some programming, and HBO.
The Max package will set you back $80/mo. and gives you access to more than 60 channels, more sports coverage, HBO, and Cinemax. Other plans range from an entertainment-focused option to the Ultimate, which boasts more than 125 channels for $135/mo.
AT&T TV Now offers a seven-day free trial with any Plus, Max, or International package. And, no matter which plan you choose, you’ll be able to stream on 3 screens at once and to keep up to 500 hours of recordings for a maximum of 90 days.
A sports-focused option, fuboTV‘s Standard package features more than 85 channels, including some locals, for $54.99/mo.
You can watch up to 2 simultaneous streams on fuboTV, and the company throws in 30 hours of cloud DVR space. The service’s Lookback feature lets you find and watch anything that’s aired in the past 72 hours.
In addition to the Standard plan, fuboTV has three bundle options:
- Family: $54.99/mo. — Includes additional DVR storage and up to 3 simultaneous streams
- Ultra: $79.99/mo. — Includes additional 20 channels and DVR storage, up to 3 simultaneous streams, Showtime movies, and Sports Plus
- Fútbol Quarterly: $59.97 quarterly — Includes Latino channels and up to 3 simultaneous streams
Hulu starts from just $5.99/mo. Offering you earlier access to network series than other streaming companies, it comes with four subscription plans:
- Hulu: $5.99/mo.
- Hulu (no ads): $11.99/mo.
- Hulu + Live TV: $54.99/mo.
- Hulu (no ads) + Live TV: $60.99/mo.
The service also lets you choose a number of add-ons, including premium channels like HBO, unlimited screens, and enhanced cloud DVR. You can stream from 2 screens at once on the basic plan, and download up to 25 titles for 30 days with the no ads options. A month-long free trial is currently available.
New Sling TV subscribers can take advantage of a 1-month, $10 introductory discount on any of the service’s 3 plans.
Sling Orange costs $30/mo., giving you access to around 30 channels like ESPN and CNN. Sling Blue has the same monthly cost, but offers around 50 channels. This includes local channels such as NBC in select cities, but not all of the choices included with Sling Orange. Finally, there’s a combined Sling Orange & Blue plan for $45/mo.
Sling Orange users can only watch one stream at a time, but Sling Blue allows for 3 simultaneous streams. Genre-based add-ons are available for diehard fans of sports, comedy, and kids channels. All users get 10 hours of cloud DVR storage for free and you can purchase 50 more for $5/mo.
YouTube TV offers over 70 live TV channels and a 7-day free trial. Its single plan will set you back $49.99/mo., but it does provide up to 3 streams at once and unlimited cloud DVR storage. Plus, you can keep recordings for a pretty lengthy nine months.
Local channels, such as ABC, CBS, and NBC, are included in the plan, along with regional sports networks. Premium and other sports channels can be added on for an extra monthly fee.
The final cut
With a gripping trailer and Spielberg’s involvement, the Amazing Stories reboot looks set to be one of the big names on Apple TV+ this year. So if you’re into Black Mirror-style shows, tune into the series.
And don’t forget to take advantage of the current Apple TV+ deals. Get free access to the streaming service for a year when you buy a new iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV, or Mac. Students can score free access via the Apple Music Student Plan for $4.99/mo.
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