How to watch Luck online: stream the new Apple TV Plus animated movie

Animated black cat Bob and woman Sam Greenfield in Apple TV+ original Luck
(Image credit: Apple TV+)

Pick up a penny and all day you’ll have good luck! That’s the premise of this exclusive Apple TV Plus Original animated film, in which the perpetually unlucky Sam discovers a life-changing lucky coin. Featuring a top-tier voice cast and bursting with imagination, we explain below how to watch Luck online now with an Apple TV Plus subscription.

Watch Luck online

Premiere date: Friday, August 5

New episodes: every Friday at 12am midnight PT / 3am ET / 8am BST

Cast: Eva Noblezada, Simon Pegg, Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Lil Rel Howery, Colin O'Donoghue, John Ratzenberger

Watch now: Apple TV Plus 7-day FREE trial

Luck is the second film by Skydance for Apple TV Plus as part of their auspicious partnership, and they’ve brought in the big guns for this full-length animation. Former Pixar CCO John Lasseter executive produces, with the film based on a script by Kiel Murray (Cars, Raya and the Last Dragon) and directed by Penny Holmes (Disney's The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning).

Tony-award nominee Eva Noblezada plays Sam, a woman whose life is a long string of unfortunate events until she discovers an enchanted coin belonging to a talking Scottish cat called Bob (voiced by Hollywood funny man Simon Pegg), who accidentally leads her to the magical Land of Luck.

Multi-award winner Whoopi Goldberg stars as The Captain, Jane Fonda (Klute, Grace and Frankie) plays CEO Babe the Dragon, and Lil Ray Howery (Free Guy, Judas and the Black Messiah) is Sam’s flower shop-owning boss. Meanwhile, Toy Story actor John Ratzenberger will voice Rootie, the self-appointed mayor of Bad Luck.

Delivering gorgeous animation and an emotionally anchored story, you’d have to be pretty unlucky to miss Luck. But you don’t have to, because our guide below details how to watch Luck online from anywhere and FREE if you’re a new Apple TV Plus subscriber.

How to watch Luck online from anywhere

Friday, August 512am PT / 3am ET

From the creators of Toy Story and Cars comes Luck, a magical animated adventure featuring the vocal talents of Simon Pegg, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jane Fonda. The movie will be available globally on Apple TV Plus from Friday, August 5 at 12am PT / 3am ET.

Offering a raft of exclusive movies, documentaries and kids shows, with most offered in glorious 4K and HDR, there's currently a 7-day Apple TV Plus free trial for you to try it out. If you choose to continue, the Apple TV Plus cost thereafter works out as $4.99 / £4.99 / AU$7.99 per month.

Where is Apple TV Plus available?

Bob the black cat in Luck

(Image credit: Apple TV+)

Now available in over 100 countries, including the United States, the UK, mainland Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India, Apple TV Plus is Apple's very own exclusive subscription streaming service.

You can sign up and watch Apple TV Plus content through Apple’s TV app, which is available on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac computers, some supported third-party smart TVs from Samsung, LG and Sony. You can also get Apple TV Plus on Chromecast or Apple TV Plus on Roku, in addition to Fire TV devices, plus PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles.

Alternatively, you could also watch Apple TV Plus on a browser like Google Chrome.

What else should I know about Apple TV Plus?

While Apple's answer to Netflix has a comparatively small library of films and shows to get stuck into – now over 100 and counting – what's available is top-notch, well-produced fare with little in the way of filler.

The Morning Show was the calling card for Apple TV Plus at launch, costing $15 million per episode and is one of the best Apple TV shows on the platform. It was complemented by the epic sci-fi drama See starring Jason Momoa, space drama For All Mankind, and period comedy Dickinson. Severance is one of the more recent hits popular with audiences and critics.

But the service's breakout success has been the Jason Sudeikis comedy Ted Lasso. It's earned an army of fans and an impressive amount of awards attention, netting 20 Primetime Emmy nominations back in 2021 – a record for a freshman series. 

The small but great library is set to grow at a steady pace and Apple TV Plus looks to have a pretty strong-looking upcoming schedule of new exclusive content.

For example, Five Days at Memorial arrives on August 12 from Academy Award-winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave). It's a gripping limited series about the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the desperate struggles of Memorial Hospital’s stranded staff and patients, starring Vera Farmiga and Scandal’s Cornelius Smith Jr.

On August 19 Bad Sisters debuts, a dark comedy series created by and starring  BAFTA-winner Sharon Horgan. Featuring an excellent cast including Eve Hewson (Bridge of Spies), Claes Bang (The Square), Peaky Blinder's Daryl McCormack, and Shameless star Anne-Marie Duff, the show finds a tight-knit group of sisters under suspicion of the murder after the death of their despicable brother-in-law.

And a new documentary not to miss is Sidney on September 23. Produced by Oprah Winfrey, the movie honors the legend that was Sidney Poitier: the trailblazing actor, filmmaker, and civil rights activist known for his searing performances in films like In the Heat of the Night. Sidney will feature interviews with fellow Hollywood stars such as Halle Berry, Denzel Washington, Robert Redford, and Harry Belafonte.

Daniel Pateman

Daniel Pateman is a freelance writer, producing articles across the cultural spectrum for magazines like Aesthetica, Photomonitor, The Brooklyn Rail and This is Tomorrow. He also provides text-writing services to individual curators and artists worldwide, and has had work published internationally. His favourite film genre is horror (bring on Scream 5!) and he never tires of listening to Absolute 80s on the radio.