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Apple TV+ streaming select originals for free during COVID-19 quarantines

Apple TV+ this week made a number of original series, movies and specials available to stream for free, though the limited time offer does not include award-winning serial "The Morning Show."

Apple is providing access to a select slate of programming free of charge to anyone with a device that supports the Apple TV app, reports Variety.

All users, including those without a paid Apple TV+ subscription, can watch "The Elephant Queen," a film documenting a 50-year-old elephant and her herd, the Kumail Nanjiani-produced anthology series "Little America," M. Night Shyamalan thriller "Servant," Hailee Steinfeld vehicle "Dickinson," and alternate timeline space race saga "For All Mankind."

Programming suitable for children includes "Helpsters," a show created by the makers of "Sesame Street," the reboot of "Ghostwriter," and "Snoopy in Space."

Absent from the list of free-to-stream titles is "The Morning Show," "See," "Amazing Stories," "The Banker," "Mythic Quest," "Hala," and "Oprah Talks." Newer releases like "Home Before Dark" are also restricted to paying subscribers.

The free shows were made available to viewers in the U.S. on Thursday and will expand to 100 countries and regions on Friday.

Apple's decision to grant limited access to its video streaming platform mirrors similar moves by HBO, AMC and others. Earlier this month, Epix began to offer free access to its catalog of content through Apple TV Channels.