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Planet of the Apps

See the First Preview of Apple Music's Original Series, 'Planet of the Apps'

Connected Theater
February 14, 2017

We now know more about two previously announced Apple Music exclusives, “Planet of the Apps” and “Carpool Karaoke.” The news came from Apple’s SVP of Internet and Software Services Eddy Cue, who spoke at this week’s Code Media conference in Dana Point, California.

“Planet of the Apps” is a TV reality series where app developers compete for investment dollars. The series comes from Ben Silverman, a former co-chair of NBC Entertainment who’s been involved with “Jane the Virgin” and the U.S. version of “The Office.”

The aim of the show is to provide up to 100 app developers with mentorship in creating the perfect product; developers who reach the final round of the show will also receive up to $10 million in funding, as well as a featured placement in the App Store once their product is finished and ready to ship.

As previously announced, the series features Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow,, and Gary Vaynerchuk as mentors. It’s hosted by Zane Lowe.

Here’s a preview:

Cue also confirmed that Apple’s heavily anticipated “Carpool Karaoke” series will debut in April. First announced in July, the series serves as a spin-off of a segment from CBS’s “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” It includes an all-star cast, which includes including Will Smith, Chelsea Handler, Blake Shelton, and more.

The first “Carpool Karaoke” trailer made its debut at this week’s Grammy Awards.

You can see Cue’s entire interview here:

I can’t wait to see “Planet of the Apps,” which reminds me of a flashier version of ABC’s “Shark Tank.” I expect big things from “Carpool Karaoke” too.

Are you excited about these new programs on Apple Music? Let us know using the comments below.

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