Watch Oprah’s Book Club on Apple TV+: Everything you need to know

Posted: 1 November 2019 9:59 am News

Oprah's Book Club L

Bookworms can read along in Oprah's Book Club and tune in for her in-depth interviews with authors exclusive to Apple TV Plus.

Thanks to a partnership with Apple, Oprah Winfrey's long-lasting book club is entering a new era. What started back in 1996 is now growing even bigger, with in-depth talks with authors scheduled to drop regularly on the new Apple TV+ streaming service.

The streaming platform, which launches on 2 November, will also host two documentaries produced by Oprah in the near future. Users can check out a 7-day free trial, after which a subscription will cost $7.99/month. We have a full list of Apple TV+ movies and series set to populate the platform in the upcoming months.

Buy Apple TV

Buy Apple TV from Apple Store

It might not look much different on the outside, but 2016's Apple TV is packed with awesome new features, like voice control, a touch-sensitive remote and gaming.

View details

When is Oprah's Book Club coming out?

The first episode of Oprah's Book Club will be available on Apple TV+ at launch, on 2 November. Oprah's latest book club pick was The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates. The episode will feature an interview with the author. And a new episode will debut on the service every two months.

What is Oprah's Book Club about?

Oprah's Book Club first debuted back in 1996 as a book discussion segment on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah's popular talk-show. Oprah picks the books herself and has since recommended more than 80 titles to fans. A lot of them became bestsellers as a result.

Popular choices across the years included The Road by Cormac McCarthy, A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, Wild by Cheryl Strayed, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, An American Marriage by Tayari Jones and more recently Becoming by Michelle Obama. Readers can follow along on Instagram or on Oprah's website.

Store Discount

Stream Kayo Sports for 14 days FREE and no-lock-in contract

Take Kayo Sports' Basic or Premium plan for a spin and stream over 50 sports live completely free for 14 days.

Last verified

Get deal

Who stars in Oprah's Book Club?

Oprah Winfrey will host the discussion with authors. If you've been living under a rock for the past few decades, Oprah is a media mogul, talk-show host, actress, philanthropist and overall wonderful human. Each episode will include an interview with the author of the current book club selection.

Oprah's Book Club review: Is it any good?

Readers will likely welcome the chance to tune in for Oprah's bookish Apple TV+ series, especially if they've been a part of her book club for years. Even better, the show might turn more people onto reading, which is never a bad thing. Oprah's book discussions are always deep and thoughtful. Plus, her recommendations are carefully chosen to benefit readers - and now viewers - in some way.

Her first pick in partnership with Apple is The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates, a surrealist story set in the pre–Civil War Sout. It revolves around a superhuman protagonist named Hiram Walker. This was Coates' first novel, but his writing gained widespread acclaim over the years. He was a national correspondent at The Atlantic and wrote for various other publications before turning to the novel. Coates also worked on a Black Panther series and a Captain America series for Marvel Comics. He has also published a memoir and written two nonfiction books.

Oprah's discussion with the author was filmed in front of a live audience at Apple Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C. You can tune in to stream it for free on Apple TV+ from 2 November with the seven-day trial. While you're at it, you might want to check some of the other titles on the platform, like space drama For All Mankind or post-apocalyptic series See.

Updated November 18th, 2019
Name Product Details Service type 4K/UHD? Simultaneous streams Free trial? Price What's next?
Kayo Sports Basic
Kayo Sports Basic

Kayo Sports Basic

  • Service type

    Sports
  • Free trial?

    14 days
  • Price

    $25 p/month
Go to site View details
Sports
No
2
14 days
$25 p/month
Go to site View details
Kayo Sports Premium
Kayo Sports Premium

Kayo Sports Premium

  • Service type

    Sports
  • Free trial?

    14 days
  • Price

    $35 p/month
Go to site View details
Sports
No
3
14 days
$35 p/month
Go to site View details
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video

  • Service type

    On-demand streaming
  • Free trial?

    30 days
  • Price

    $6.99/month
Go to site View details
On-demand streaming
Yes
3
30 days
$6.99/month
Go to site View details
hayu Standard
hayu Standard

hayu Standard

  • Service type

    On-demand streaming
  • Free trial?

    30 days
  • Price

    $6.99 per month
Go to site View details
On-demand streaming
No
1
30 days
$6.99 per month
Go to site View details
10 All Access
10 All Access

10 All Access

  • Service type

    On-demand streaming
  • Free trial?

    30 days
  • Price

    $9.99 p/month
Go to site View details
On-demand streaming
No
3
30 days
$9.99 p/month
Go to site View details

Compare up to 4 providers

Latest streaming headlines

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy and Privacy & Cookies Policy.
Ask a question
Go to site