Apple Offering Free Year of Apple TV+ With Purchase of iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod Touch or Mac

Apple today unveiled new details about Apple TV+, the company's upcoming streaming service that will offer up access to dozens of exclusive TV shows and movies.

Apple plans to offer Apple TV+ for $4.99 per month for the whole family with Family Sharing, but is also giving away a one year Apple TV+ subscription for free to any customer who purchases an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, or Mac.


That means when you order one of Apple's new iPhones, the new 10.2-inch $329 iPad, or another product, you're going to get Apple TV for free.

When it becomes available, Apple TV+ will offer the following shows:
  • See: See stars Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard. Set 600 years in the future, a virus has decimated humankind and left survivors blind.
  • The Morning Show: The Morning Show stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell. It is a cutthroat drama that explores the world of morning news and the ego, ambition, and misguided search for power behind the people who deliver morning news.
  • Dickinson: - Dickinson stars Hailee Steinfeld as Emily Dickinson, and the show explores the constraints of society, gender, and family.
  • For All Mankind: Directed by Ronald D. Moore, For All Mankind explores what might have happened had the global space race never ended.
  • Helpsters: A children's show from the makers of Sesame Street that focuses on teaching youngsters the foundations of coding.
  • Snoopy in Space: An original from Peanuts Worldwide. Snoopy follows his dreams to become an astronaut.
  • Ghostwriter: Follows four kids who are brought together by a mysterious ghost in a neighborhood bookstore.
  • The Elephant Queen: A documentary that follows a matriarch elephant and her herd.
  • Oprah Winfrey: Oprah Winfrey hosts a show talking to the world's most compelling authors to build a global book club community.
Apple will release additional TV shows on a monthly basis, with these TV series and movies in the works: Servants, Truth Be Told, Little America, The Banker (a film), and Hala (a film).

Apple TV shows will be available both online and offline with no ads. Each TV show premiering when the service launches will have at least three episodes available, with the rest released on a weekly basis. Some shows will have full seasons available all at once.

Apple TV+ will launch on Friday, November 1 in more than 100 countries. It will be available on the Apple TV app on iPhone and iPad, the Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, and on the web at tv.apple.com.

Those who don't get a free year subscription for purchasing a new device can get a free seven-day trial to give it a try.

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2 weeks ago
Not a bad deal. I know this post will fill up with the usually MR “Apple is doomed” snobs. But this is a great business decision. I was planning on getting a new iPad anyway, so this bonus is great.

I am actually most intrigued to see “For All Mankind”
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2 weeks ago
Wow these shows sound really boring
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2 weeks ago
I think they kinda had to...the $5/mo sounds cheap but the amount of content on AppleTV+ is lackluster...to say the least.
and that's not getting into WHAT the shows are but the amount of shows.
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2 weeks ago
I wonder, one, if the free year is repeatable (if you buy another device next year do you get another year, or is it a one-time thing), and if so, if it's stackable - if you buy another device in six months, do you get no additional time (because you already have a free year going), or 6 months beyond your first year (i.e. a year starting from buying that second device, even though it overlaps), or 12 months beyond your first year (so, 12 months added to the hopper every time you buy a device).

I'm not looking to buy devices just for the free subscription, of course, but curious if you are buying a device of one sort or another every year or so - it becomes like a free benefit of being active in the Apple ecosystem.
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2 weeks ago

Is this one year free service cumulative if you buy multiple devices? Getting a new phone and an  TV so I’m expecting 2 years of Plus.


I imagine this is a one-time promotion while they build the library of content up. You essentially get one year of service for free while Apple makes the service compelling enough for you to pay $4.99 a month for it.
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2 weeks ago
Disney+ gets my money this year. I know the free subscriptions are for devices that can play AppleTV+, but if people are forking over a lot of money for the new watches, you think they could throw them (possibly me) a bone.
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2 weeks ago
Fine print says this is a one-time offer, per iCloud account...for those asking.
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2 weeks ago
I don’t even want this free as it currently is. The lineup is lame and shallow.
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2 weeks ago
That's A LOT! I would've expected a month or 3 max, but a whole year! That's enticing.
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2 weeks ago

I’m a little confused... if I buy an Apple TV 4K from a non-Apple store today, will I get the 1 year free Apple TV+ ?


Appears so :-


* Customers who purchase any new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch starting September 10 can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free. Beginning November 1, customers can initiate the one-year free offer in the Apple TV app on the device running the latest software. Customers have three months after device activation to claim the offer, or if the device was purchased and activated before the launch of Apple TV+, they will have three months starting November 1. The subscription will automatically renew at $4.99 per month after one year. Customers can cancel at any time in Settings at least one day before each renewal date. Customers who cancel during the offer period will forfeit the remainder of their offer. This limited time offer applies to both new and refurbished models, including devices from the iPhone Upgrade Program, is not restricted to any specific sales channel (e.g., Apple Store, resellers) and will be available in all countries where Apple TV+ will launch. Up to six family members can share one Apple TV+ subscription and watch using their own Apple ID and password. Only one one-year offer is available per family, regardless of the number of devices purchased.
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