PSA: Apple TV+ offers up new For All Mankind episode, Earth Day documentaries galore


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How did lockdown change the world for wildlife? David Attenborough will answer all.
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It’s a busy day for Apple TV+ — with plenty of new material to watch on the Apple streaming video service. In addition to a new episode of For All Mankind, there is a plethora of new nature documentaries, narrated by some big names, and more.

Here’s what Friday, April 16 has in store for subscribers.

Episode nine of season two of For All Mankind is titled “Triage.” The preview for the penultimate episode of Apple’s hit alternative history/sci-fi show reads as follows:

“The rivalry between American astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts intensifies as last-minute changes impact the Pathfinder mission plan.”

You can check out Cult of Mac‘s review here of season two here. The second series is set in 1983, as tensions between America and the Soviet Union reach their height. Even before season two had started airing, Apple had confirmed that a third season is on the way.

Nature documentaries galore

April 22 is Earth Day, the annual celebration of our planet and the importance of sustainability. It’s therefore no coincidence that Apple TV+ has plenty of appropriate content for the occasion.

First up is The Year Earth Changed, a 48-minute documentary narrated by Sir David Attenborough. It offers “never-seen footage [showing] how our living in lockdown opened the door for nature to bounce back and thrive.”

There are also new seasons of The Earth at Night in Color and Tiny World. Both of these are in their second seasons, following debuts last year. There are six, 28-minute episodes of Earth At Night, which is narrated by Tom Hiddleston.

Meanwhile, there are six, 30-minute episodes of Tiny World, which focuses on “nature’s lesser-known tiny heroes.” Tiny World is narrated by, appropriately enough, Ant-Man star Paul Rudd. Unlike Apple TV+ drama series, all episodes of The Earth at Night in Color and Tiny World are available to watch right away.

There is also a special episode of Mythic Quest ahead of the upcoming second season. The preview reads: “In this new special episode, the team returns for their annual Everlight party.” The next season commences May 7.

Finally, there’s a new episode of The Oprah Conversation, featuring Oprah Winfrey chatting with Eddie Murphy about COVID, the Coming 2 America movie, and plans to return to stand-up comedy.

Now available to watch on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is available for $4.99 per month, or free for a year if you buy a new iPad, iPhone, Mac or Apple TV. (This offer is only available once, mind!) It’s also part of Apple’s bundle subscription service Apple One, which includes Apple TV+ as part of a broader collection of services for a knock-down price.

Which Apple TV+ shows are you a fan of? What would you recommend on the subscription service? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.