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Apple TV Plus free trial: Here's how you can stream its content for nothing

You can use the regular trial or you can find even longer trials for free.
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November 23, 2022
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Apple TV Plus remains one of the best streaming services you can sign up for, based on the high quality of its exclusive TV shows and original movies. While the service recently raised its price from $4.99 a month to $6.99 a month, it is still one of the cheaper streaming services out there. There’s even an Apple TV Plus free trial you can take advantage of to see if you want to keep using it.

In this article, we will go over not only the basic Apple TV Plus free trial but also discuss other ways you can get Apple TV Plus for free, or at least at no additional cost. You can sign up for the service at the link below:

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Apple TV Plus has quickly become a major player in the streaming game since its launch in 2019. Its slate of original programming includes shows like Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, Foundation, and For All Mankind as well as movies like The Banker, Greyhound, and Palmer.

THE SHORT ANSWER

The normal Apple TV Plus free trial lasts for seven days, but you can also get three months of Apple TV Plus for free if you purchase select new Apple hardware devices. There are also other ways to get the service at no additional cost, including signing up for certain Verizon and T-Mobile wireless plans.


What is the basic Apple TV Plus free trial, and how long does it last?

If you just want to sign up for the service with no other commitments to buying hardware, wireless services, or anything else, you still get a free trial of seven days. That should be plenty of time to check out the many great shows and movies you can stream on your smartphone, tablet, or smart TV before you decide whether or not to keep it, or cancel before the trial runs out.

Get Apple TV Plus for free for three months with a hardware purchase

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If you buy select new Apple devices, you can get a much longer Apple TV Plus free trial. Purchasing a new iPhone, like the latest iPhone 14 models, along with a new iPad tablet, will get you three months of Apple TV Plus for free. The same goes for purchasing a new MacBook or MacBook Pro laptop, or a Mac desktop. However, your best bet for this offer is to get the new Apple TV 4K 2022 set-top box. Not only is it the natural and best way to access Apple TV Plus, but it’s far cheaper than any of the other options, with the lower end priced at $129.99 and the higher model priced just $20 more at $149.99.

Other ways to get Apple TV Plus for free

 Here are some ways to get the service for a longer trial period than the normal seven-day period.

Apple One 1 month free trial for iOS and Mac users

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Apple One bundles most of Apple’s online services, including Apple TV Plus, Apple Music, Apple Arcade, and iCloud+, under one price tag. Normally, this bundle costs $16.95 a month. However, the bundle does have a one-month free trial. The catch is that Apple One is just for iOS and Mac device owners (with one exception that we will get to later). Also, to get the one-month trial, you cannot have already subscribed to Apple TV Plus.

T-Mobile Magenta Max or Magenta plan offer

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If you want to use T-Mobile as your wireless phone service, you get a very nice perk if you sign up for either its Magenta Max or Magenta plan. The normal Magenta plan includes six months of free Apple TV Plus service. The Magenta Max plan is even better, as T-Mobile says you will get the Apple TV Plus service for free for as long as you keep the plan.

Verizon One Unlimited plan

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Verizon has its own special wireless plan with a free offer for Apple’s streaming service. It’s called One Unlimited, and while it’s being marketed for iPhone owners, Android phone users can sign up for it as well. Besides the usual perks, like unlimited wireless data and 25GB of hotspot data, One Unlimited gives users access to Apple One at no additional cost. As with T-Mobile’s Magenta Max plan, you can keep getting the Apple One bundle for free as long as you subscribe to the One Unlimited plan. Yes, that means Android users can access this Apple One bundle for free.

Three months for free for Spectrum cable TV customers

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If you get your cable TV via the Spectrum service, you can get a three-month Apple TV Plus free trial. Spectrum customers can go to the link below to claim the free offer. The promotion is scheduled to end on November 7, 2023.

Three months for free for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers

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Microsoft is giving subscribers of its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service a nice perk from a long-time rival. In addition to offering access to hundreds of Xbox and PC games, plus cloud gaming, for one $14.99 a month fee, it currently offers three free months of Apple TV Plus, along with three free months of Apple Music. Subscribers can claim the trial offer from now until March 31, 2023.

FAQs

When the service first launched in 2019, the company did offer one year of Apple TV Plus for no additional cost if you bought an iPhone, iPad, Mac desktop, or laptop, or Apple TV box. However, that long free trial has since been replaced with the current three-month trial.

Yes. You have to sign up for an Apple ID login and password before you can access Apple TV Plus.

No. If you sign up for one free trial with your Apple ID, you can no longer get an additional free trial if, for example, you buy another Apple hardware product.

Sort of. Apple offers qualifying students access to Apple Music for just $4.99 a month for up to 48 months with yearly verification. That same deal also includes access to Apple TV Plus at no additional cost, again for up to 48 months.


That’s a look at how you can access an Apple TV Plus free trial. We will update this post if any more offers are launched, or if the free trials are changed.