Normally, you need an Apple TV+ subscription to watch the first episode of the hit sci-fi drama Silo. But it is now posted on Twitter for all to see, in its entirety.
This isn’t piracy — Apple itself shared the video Tuesday.
The first sample of Silo is free
Silo focuses on the last people on Earth. They live in a massive, vertical underground structure — shockingly, it’s known as the silo — that protects them from the toxic conditions on the planet’s surface. Or does it? The show layers mysteries upon mysteries.
The dystopian sci-fi series quickly became a huge success. Since debuting on Apple TV+ in early May, it remained at or near the top of the ratings charts, beating out shows from larger rivals.
The season one Silo finale will premiere this Friday, and Apple clearly wants to get even more viewers interested. That’s apparently why it posted the first episode — all of it — on Twitter. The Silo episode is entirely free to watch.
3 days until the #Silo finale.
Here’s the entire first episode. pic.twitter.com/lIcTXCQ9D6
— Apple TV (@AppleTV) June 27, 2023
But to keep watching…
Apple hasn’t lost its mind. If this is crazy, it’s crazy like a fox. Anyone who enjoys the free sample of Silo will have to subscribe to Apple TV+ to watch episodes two through 10. And that subscription costs $6.99 per month.
Still, that’s a lower price than all of Apple’s larger rivals in the streaming business. And with the Silo season finale coming up, it’s possible to pay for a single month and watch all 10 episodes for $7.
But Apple hopes people will stay, of course, and try its other shows, like the sci-if epic Foundation. Season two of that show, based on Isaac Asimov’s classic novels, kicks off July 14.