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- A24’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” starring Denzel Washington, hit Apple TV Plus on January 14.
- Joel Coen wrote and directed the new film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s famous play.
- Apple TV Plus costs $5/month and new members get a seven-day trial.
After three weeks in theaters, A24’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth” is now available to stream on Apple TV Plus. This adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy stars Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, and is written and directed by Joel Coen.
Coen is best known for his collaborations with his brother Ethan; their past work includes “Fargo” and “No Country for Old Men.” “The Tragedy of Macbeth” marks Joel’s solo directorial debut.
“Macbeth” tells the story of a medieval lord whose ambition for the throne leads to ruin after a mysterious prophecy. The play has been adapted to film many times, from a 2015 epic starring Michael Fassbender, to Akira Kurosawa’s 1957 film “Throne of Blood,” which set the story in feudal Japan. Like “Throne of Blood,” Coen’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth” is shot entirely in black and white.
“The Tragedy of Macbeth” has received critical acclaim. The movie currently holds a “93% Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregation website.
Where to watch ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’
You can now watch “The Tragedy of Macbeth” at home exclusively through Apple TV Plus. The movie premiered in theaters on December 25, before making its streaming debut on January 14.
Apple TV Plus is a subscription streaming service that costs $5 a month. New subscribers can get a free seven-day trial. You don’t need an Apple device to watch, but you do get three free months of Apple TV Plus when you buy a new iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV streaming box.
The Apple TV Plus app is available on most streaming devices, including Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Android TV, PlayStation, and Xbox. You can also download the service directly to your LG, Samsung, Sony, Vizio, or Panasonic smart TV.
Apple TV Plus supports up to 4K resolution, HDR contrast, and Dolby Atmos surround sound on compatible devices.
What else can I watch on Apple TV Plus?
Apple TV Plus is home to a growing number of original movies and shows, including hits like “Ted Lasso” and “The Morning Show,” as well as “The Shrink Next Door” starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd.
The streaming service has also acquired the rights to new movies starring Tom Hanks like “Finch” and “Greyhound,” and “The Problem with Jon Stewart,” a new series from the former “Daily Show” host focused on current events and international issues.
Apple TV Plus is one of several streaming services, called “channels,” that you can subscribe to through the Apple TV app. You can learn more about Apple TV’s lineup of channels in our full guide.
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