Apple TV+ finally went live yesterday, November 1, and it comes with a bunch of impressive looking original shows from Apple. There’s the Jennifer Aniston starrer “The Morning Show”, “See” starring Game of Thrones’ Khal Drogo Jason Momoa, and the one show I’m particularly excited about — “For all Mankind” — because I love all things space and this just looks incredible. The great thing about Apple TV+ is that if you bought a new iPhone, iPad, or Mac, Apple is basically bundling a year of the subscription for free! So, if you can’t wait to watch all these shows, and see the platform develop over time, here’s how to get Apple TV+ for free for one year:
Apple TV+ Subscription Pricing
Apple TV+ has launched at a pretty solid pricing of $4.99 per month (in India it’s just Rs. 99 per month) and brings the entire catalogue of Apple’s TV shows, which, granted isn’t that big at the moment, but Apple is pouring money into building an impressive catalogue.
The company is offering users a 7-day free trial to the service, after which their payment method will be automatically charged at the subscription price of $4.99 per month until they cancel the subscription.
However, as a special promotion, Apple is giving away a 1 year trial of Apple TV+ to everyone who bought a new iPhone, iPad, or Mac device, and enabling that is exactly what we’re talking about today.
How to Avail Your Free 1 Year Trial of Apple TV+
1. Eligible Devices
First of all, you need to know whether you are eligible for this offer or not. According to Apple, any iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV box, that is capable of running the latest version of iOS, macOS, or tvOS, is eligible for the free trial, as long as you bought it after September 10, 2019.
That means, all devices sold after September 10th are eligible to avail this trial, and since the chances that you bought an iPhone 5s this year are fairly slim, it basically means your iPhone is definitely eligible for this too.
2. How to Enable the Apple TV+ 1 Year Free Trial
Enabling the extended 1 year free trial for Apple TV+ doesn’t really require you to do anything, other than the fact that you shouldn’t have subscribed to the 7-day free trial. All you have to do is open the Apple TV app on your device, and you should see a pop-up informing you that your device is eligible for the 1 year free subscription to Apple TV+.
Simply tap on “Enjoy 1 Year Free”, and then confirm your subscription using Touch ID or Face ID depending on the iPhone you’re using. I haven’t tested this on an Apple TV 4K or a Mac, but I presume you’ll have to confirm your Apple ID password on those systems to confirm your subscription to the service.
Get Apple TV+ Free for 1 Year with Your New iPhone
Well, now that you know how to avail your free 1 year subscription to Apple TV+, go ahead and watch all the shows Apple has in its catalogue, and let me know which one you liked best. In particular, let me know what you think about “See” because that’s one show I’m not particularly certain I’ll watch. But hey, if you guys tell me it’s awesome and I should, I might just give it a try.