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It's Halloween weekend and what better movie is there to watch than It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

Luckily for you, Apple has put it online for everyone to stream for FREE on Apple TV+.

All you need to do to watch is to sign in with an Apple ID. No Apple TV+ subscription is required.

The free streaming offer ends on November 1st so make sure you watch the movie before then.

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    • I mean, you also need a supported device to watch it on.
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    • joshfindit wrote: I mean, you also need a supported device to watch it on.
      You can stream via any web browser.
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    • According to an article I read, Apple brought the rights to air "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" so you won't be able to watch in anywhere else but on an Apple streaming product anymore.
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    • craftsman wrote: According to an article I read, Apple brought the rights to air "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" so you won't be able to watch in anywhere else but on an Apple streaming product anymore.
      Not true at all. Is Roku an Apple streaming service? And a Windows PC? You can even get the Apple TV app on smart TVs.

      Please, stop spreading haters nonsense.
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    • douber wrote: Not true at all. Is Roku an Apple streaming service? And a Windows PC? You can even get the Apple TV app on smart TVs.

      Please, stop spreading haters nonsense.
      Apple TV is an Apple streaming product.

      And here's a link to the article on Forbes - Why You Can’t Watch ‘It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ On ABC This Year unless you think Forbes is also spreading haters nonsense.
      For kids (and even older fans of the cartoon classic), it may seem like the TV equivalent of getting rocks instead of treats in your Halloween bag.

      This year, the trick-or-treat classic It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown won’t air on broadcast. Instead, it will stream on AppleTV+, first available only to subscribers and then opening up to everyone for a three-day span starting next week.

      The special, which debuted on CBS VIAC +1.6% in 1966, is the latest example of the increasing crossover in competition between traditional television and streaming services. Whereas a couple decades ago the battle over content rights pitted broadcast versus cable, today that fight has moved online. And the Peanuts gang will hardly be the last to feel the impact.

      In both fights, the conflict occurs between free and paid TV services. Broadcast networks like ABC and CBS are available free over the air to anyone with a TV antenna. But customers have to pay for cable and streaming. To convince people to shell out money for these services, companies need good content.

      With cable and now streaming increasingly motivated to pay creators big dollars for that content, you can expect more and more of it to migrate away from broadcast.

      For a service like AppleTV+, which arguably hasn’t earned the buzz of fellow new competitors that have launched in the past 18 months, such as HBO Max and Disney+, a highly sought-after piece of content can secure badly needed subscribers.

      Fresh content has been at even more of a premium recently, as the pandemic shut down filming of new shows for months. While the industry is slowly starting up again, the pipeline is not as full as it usually would be heading into fall.

      So how did AppleTV+ win rights to It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown? The service recently signed a deal that encompasses all Peanuts content, including a new special on the 70th anniversary of the brand and new program The Snoopy Show.

      It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown began streaming for all AppleTV+ subscribers on Monday. It will be made available for free to anyone on October 30 through November 1—a nice enticement for those who may not have heard of AppleTV+ or may be on the fence about subscribing.

      As you might guess, ABC, which started carrying the Peanuts specials in 2001, won’t have the rights to the popular A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving or A Charlie Brown Christmas, either.

      Thanksgiving will bow on AppleTV+ for subscribers on November 18 and be available for free on November 25 to 27. And Christmas comes out December 4 on AppleTV+ for subscribers, with the free period from December 11 to 13.
      Please know your facts before you start saying that people are spreading nonsense.
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    • Regardless of how much many of us hate the apple company....

      Great pumpkin is by far the best of the Charlie Brown specials - BUT ONLY in US election years like this one when it is supposed to be followed immediately by “You’re not elected Charlie Brown” where the great pumpkin takes his revenge on Linus.
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    • craftsman wrote: Apple TV is an Apple streaming product.

      And here's a link to the article on Forbes - Why You Can’t Watch ‘It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ On ABC This Year unless you think Forbes is also spreading haters nonsense.



      Please know your facts before you start saying that people are spreading nonsense.

      I believe what he meant was you said you can ONLY stream on an apple streaming product. That implies you need to buy a streaming product made by Apple (like an Apple TV) which simply isn't remotely true.

      Yes Apple has the rights and streams it through their service, but that service can be accessed by many, many other streaming products that aren't made by Apple (Roku, Android, Windows PCs etc).

      I believe the confusion is that you're referring to Apple TV+ but calling it Apple TV. Apple TV+ is a service, Apple TV is a physical product.

      Apple owning the rights and making you watch it through the Apple TV+ app or website is no different than ABC owning the rights and making you watch it on their channel. IMO it being available on a website makes it much more accessible than being on a TV channel.
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    • People were really cheesed about this, glad its still free.
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    • youtube or kodi
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    • Screw Apple. The bought the rights to these classics to force people to view it on their crappy platform.
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    • goozy1 wrote: Screw Apple. The bought the rights to these classics to force people to view it on their crappy platform.
      Someone always owned the rights to it. I’ve never had cable in my life so have never been able to watch it. Now I can watch is and most other people too because most people have internet. Even if you have no internet you can drive to a Starbucks or mall parking lot and bum off their wifi to watch it. Before you could not drive somewhere with cable and make them change their TV to Charlie Brown. So now more people can watch it, not less. If you can’t figure out how to watch it without owning an Apple device you are either just being lazy or turning a blind eye pretending you can’t watch it so you can hate. Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe and have a Happy Halloween.
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    • ncheply wrote: Apple owning the rights and making you watch it through the Apple TV+ app or website is no different than ABC owning the rights and making you watch it on their channel. IMO it being available on a website makes it much more accessible than being on a TV channel.
      while i agree, comparison doesn't exactly work. ABC is part of the network tv which is accessible to everyone over air. even if you have to watch it on ABC, the channel itself is free, you just need the right device (antenna) to access it
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    • goozy1 wrote: Screw Apple. The bought the rights to these classics to force people to view it on their crappy platform.
      Apple has made all the non apple-ites Charlie Brown now ... thanks!

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    • sumtimw0ng wrote: while i agree, comparison doesn't exactly work. ABC is part of the network tv which is accessible to everyone over air. even if you have to watch it on ABC, the channel itself is free, you just need the right device (antenna) to access it
      sadly I don’t have access to abc over air. I do have access to AppleTV+ in multiple ways though, including on my windows PC.
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    • ncheply wrote: I believe what he meant was you said you can ONLY stream on an apple streaming product. That implies you need to buy a streaming product made by Apple (like an Apple TV) which simply isn't remotely true.
      I don't believe that's what he meant. He stated -> "Is Roku an Apple streaming service?" So the author understood that I was talking about an Apple service/product.
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    • kimwoobingsu wrote: People were really cheesed about this, glad its still free.
      It's only free for a few days and maybe only for this year. There has been no statement by Apple if they will do this every year.
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    • Super lame it's not being aired on cable! I liked watching it at the same time as everyone else so we could all talk about the nostalgia the next day :P
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