Oprah’s Book Club is Apple’s most high-profile podcast to date

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Oprah's Book Club podcast is now a thing.
In case you just can't get enough of Oprah's Book Club ...
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Oprah Winfrey’s famous book club is now an Apple podcast. The show, which launched Tuesday, bears a predictable name: Oprah’s Book Club. And the subject matter might sound familiar, too.

The eight-episode series features Winfrey talking with Isabel Wilkerson, author of Caste: The Origins of our Discontents. Winfrey called it essential reading when announcing it as her book club pick last month.

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First episode of Amazing Stories debuts on Apple TV+

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Steven Spielberg anthology series has landed on Apple TV+.
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Episode one of Steven Spielberg’s anthology series Amazing Stories debuted on Apple TV+ Friday.

The first episode of the five-episode season is about a person who discovers a portal back to 1919 in the storm cellar of a house they are restoring. The show promises to “transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers.”

All 8 episodes of Little America now streaming on Apple TV+

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Little America was rejected from multiple networks being Apple snapped it up
Little America is Apple's biggest critical hit yet.
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After a draught of new content on Apple TV+ over the holidays, the streaming service got 5 hours and 15 minutes of new shows to watch this week. Apple debuted all 8 episodes of its Apple Originals series Little America.

The critically acclaimed anthology series tells true stories of immigrants in America. It was developed by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon, writers of The Big Sick, and former US Office writer and producer, Lee Eisenberg.

Here is what’s on Apple TV+ right now

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Apple spent more than $20 million advertising Apple TV+ last month
It's finally here.
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Apple TV+ launched this morning. Costing $4.99 per month (or free to anyone who buys a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or Mac), the subscription service brings Apple’s eagerly anticipated original TV shows to anyone who wants to watch them.

But what exactly does the service feature so far? And what’s the timeline for the release of Apple’s other shows? Check out our rundown.

Oprah opens up about book club partnership with Apple

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Oprah Winfrey says Apple TV+ can have a genuine impact on humanity.
It will still debut later this month, but not on Apple TV+.
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Oprah Winfrey is on a mission to create the most vibrant book club on the planet as part of her new partnership with Apple.

In a new blog post on her website, Oprah talks about why she decided to team up with the iPhone-maker to share her passion for books. Apple’s deep pockets certainly help, but what Oprah is most stoked about is getting access to the nearly 1 billion Apple devices in use around the world.