Apple debuts first episode of Carpool Karaoke on Apple Music – watch the first six minutes here

“You can now watch the first episode of Apple’s Carpool Karaoke original series on Apple Music,” Chance Miller reports for 9to5Mac.

The first episode of the new series stars James Corden and Will Smith.

“Apple originally purchased rights to the segment back in July of 2016 with plans to unveil weekly episodes to Apple Music subscribers,” Miller reports. “While the first episode does star Corden himself, he will not be a regular and is instead fulfilling an executive producer role. While he’s expected to make appearances in select future episodes, other celebrities will fill his place most of the time.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Carpool Karaoke is available exclusively to Apple Music subscribers. The first episode (20:49) can be seen here.

If you’re not an Apple Music subscriber, you can watch the first six minutes of the first episode right here:

Carpool Karaoke is much better and more apropos than Planet of the Apps (which isn’t saying much, we know, but at least it’s entertaining in spots and is actually focused on music).

As we wrote back in May, “The exclusive Carpool Karaoke: The Series is a perfect fit for Apple Music and will hopefully help drive subscriptions.”

Apple delays the launch of ‘Carpool Karaoke’ spinoff – April 25, 2017
Apple buys James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ TV series for Apple Music exclusive – July 26, 2016


  1. I doubt this is going to win over anyone who does not already enjoy it (I am not really a fan) but, considering how many people DO love it, good for Apple on adding it to their roster.

    1. Because a lot of us could care less about watching celebrities do much of anything. I’m sure teenagers might love it, the rest of us … holy crap, this is lame. I miss the days when Apple was a grown up company with something resembling creativity and taste.

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