Apple TV Plus just blew the competition away with Silo

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At this point, it's probably fair to say that Apple TV Plus hasn't struggled for a hit or two, especially in the TV show category. Its movies have done well in fits and starts, but TV shows are where it's at. And it looks like it has another winner on its hands.

With shows like For All Mankind, Severance, The Morning Show, Slow Horses, and of course Ted Lasso proving popular it looks like the next big hit is Silo. And boy are people enjoying it.

In fact, people are so interested in Silo that it's shot to the top of the streaming charts already.

Top of the tree

"Silo is the story of the last ten thousand people on earth, their mile-deep home protecting them from the toxic and deadly world outside," Apple's description of Silo begins. "However, no one knows when or why the silo was built and any who try to find out face fatal consequences." Sounds pretty good right? It gets better. "Rebecca Ferguson stars as Juliette, an engineer, who seeks answers about a loved one's murder and tumbles onto a mystery that goes far deeper than she could have ever imagined, leading her to discover that if the lies don't kill you, the truth will."

That description, as well as a mightily-impressive trailer, has pushed Silo to the top of the JustWatch streaming chart. A spot that puts it above hits like Succession and Apple TV Plus' own Ted Lasso to name just two.

The full rundown of the top ten most popular TV shows in streaming, according to JustWatch, reads:

  1. Silo
  2. Jury Duty
  3. Citadel
  4. Succession
  5. Yellowjackets
  6. Ted Lasso
  7. From
  8. The Diplomat
  9. White House Plumbers
  10. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton story

You can watch Silo and all of the other Apple TV Plus content on anything with the Apple TV app installed, including the rather excellent Apple TV 4K. Don't want to spend quite so much? There are tons of Apple TV alternatives to be had for much less money, although it has to be said they aren't quite as enjoyable to use. Still, if all you want to do is watch content you can't really go wrong with any of them.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.