When Apple acquired the rights to Carpool Karaoke, they made it exclusive to Apple Music which meant that users needed a subscription to Apple Music in order to stream it. However that will change soon because in a report from Billboard, Apple will be making Carpool Karaoke free to stream via its TV app this Friday, the 11th of May.
According to Apple, “Watch free episodes of Carpool Karaoke every week on the Apple TV App on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. The star-studded original series previously available only to Apple Music subscribers can now be enjoyed by everyone.” It’s actually an interesting move by Apple that could also be telling of the company’s plans for the future.
Right now the TV app basically houses various third-party streaming services, but a recent report has suggested that Apple could be using the TV app to sell subscriptions, whether it be for Apple’s own videos or third-party services like we mentioned. Apple has been on a roll buying up content and many are wondering how they plan to distribute it.
The TV app makes sense as it is available across a variety of Apple platforms, such as the Apple TV, the iPhone, and iPad. In any case if you’ve been meaning to catch Carpool Karaoke but don’t have an Apple Music subscription, this is a free alternative you could check out.