How to watch the new Sidney Poitier documentary on Apple TV+

Today, a new documentary about the life and legacy of Sidney Poitier is streaming on Apple TV+. The movie, simply called Sidney, is now available to watch on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and anywhere you can get the TV app.

Sidney Poitier was a legendary actor, director, activist and diplomat. Widely regarded as the first black movie star, he became the first black winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1964.

Poitier sadly died on January 6, 2022. Work on the documentary was already well underway at that time. The film is produced by Oprah Winfrey, directed by Reginald Hudlin and made in collaboration with the Poitier family.

It features candid and open interviews with Hollywood friends and colleagues, including Barbra Streisand, Lenny Kravitz, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Spike Lee and more.

This is how you see Sidney

‘Sidney’ is available exclusively on Apple TV+. If you’ve never used the streaming service before, here’s what you need to know. Sign up here with your Apple ID, with a seven-day free trial for new users. Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month and is available in all Apple One bundle levels.

You can watch Apple TV+ through the Apple TV app on Apple devices such as iPhone, Apple TV 4K, iPad and Mac. In addition, the TV app is also available on third-party platforms, including Amazon Fire Stick, Roku, PlayStation, Xbox, Comcast Xfinity set-top boxes and more. You can also watch online at

Other upcoming releases on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ subscription unlocks access to all of Apple’s original TV shows and movies, including hits like the critically acclaimed Ted Lasso and Severance. You can view the entire Apple TV+ catalog here.

In addition to Sidney, other notable upcoming releases include the September 30 streaming premiere of The Greatest Beer Run Ever, a feature film starring Zac Efron. New drama series Shantaram arrives in mid-October, followed by a number of original Apple film debuts including Raymond and Ray, Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues, Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me and Causeway.

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