Apple Airs New Trailers for ‘Planet of the Apps’ and ‘Carpool Karaoke’ [VIDEOS]


Carpool karaoke

Fans of the ultra-popular “Carpool Karaoke” weren’t exactly satisfied when Apple announced last year that it purchased exclusive rights to the viral segment to be aired only for Apple Music subscribers.

There were rumours claiming Apple Music’s “Carpool Karaoke” will be different from what you’ve seen so far: Instead of musicians, it will hand the mic to movie stars and the high-profile figures to show off their talent. That’s according to Ben Winston, the shows producer.

Are you curious what has kept the Apple team busy during the past year or so? Well, here it is: The teaser video was released late in the evening yesterday. The new “Carpool Karaoke” series features 16 celebrity pairings riding along in a car together as they sing songs from their personal playlists and more. The new series will feature James Corden, Will Smith, Billy Eichner, Metallica, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Ariana Grande, Seth MacFarlane, Chelsea Handler, Blake Shelton, Michael Strahan, John Cena, Shaquille O’Neal, and many others, Apple says.

As promised the new series can be accessed only by Apple Music subscribers. Watch the trailer inserted below:

But this wasn’t the only trailer Apple released yesterday. The company is apparently gearing up to release its reality TV series “Planet of the Apps”. The series “celebrates the world of apps and the talented people who create them,” the teaser reads. The show is hosted by Zane Lowe and features advisers Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gary Vaynerchuk and “Planet of the Apps” is co-produced by Propagate and Apple, and will be coming this spring to Apple Music.

You can watch the trailer below:


  • DonatelloNinjaTurtle

    Planet of the Apps looks absolutely terrible.

  • It’s like a mix of The Voice and Shark Tank but for apps. Will be interesting to see the pilot and how it fares.

  • DonatelloNinjaTurtle

    Gary, I respect your opinion but I disagree.

    While I can appreciate all the comparisons that are being made (bachelor is the reality show for dating, hells kitchen is the reality show for chefs, and so on), I don’t see why Apple should be doing this. I really couldn’t care for this type of TV (I know I’m obviously not the target audience), and it’ll have some appeal to the mass market for entertainment, but I think Apple is doing a true disservice to all the real developers who support their platform.

    Having celebrities who used loads of money to make their own businesses be the judge for technical aspects just seems so stupid.