Apple TV Plus is the latest software service from the team at Cupertino, California. The same company that makes iPhones and iPads is asking for $4.99 a month to watch original TV series and movies. Apple hopes to get additional revenue from this service, but what if you don’t want to pay? Is there a way to stream Apple TV Plus for free?
There is! Here are four ways you can watch the exclusive shows and films on Apple TV Plus for free.
Apple TV Plus for free
- Seven-day free trial
- One year for free
- Free with Apple Music for students
- Watch certain shows and movies for free
1. Seven-day free trial
The simplest method to get this service for free is to simply sign up for the service and watch it for nothing. Apple is offering a seven-day trial for people who want to test out the new service. Be aware that you will still have to have a credit or debit card on file. That’s because you will be charged $4.99 after the trial period ends if you don’t cancel the service beforehand.
2. One year free trial with Apple device purchase
The second method is perfect for people who were already planning to buy an iPhone. Anyone who purchased or plans to purchase certain hardware products on or after September 10, 2019 will get one year of Apple TV Plus for nothing. This offer covers the purchase of new iPhones, iPads, the iPod Touch, and Apple TV boxes. You can also get this offer when you buy new Mac laptop or desktop PCs.
In order to get this offer, you have to sign up for your Apple TV Plus account within three months of purchasing your device. You have to have a credit or debit card on file. Also, you have to sign up for the free year on your new Apple hardware device. You will be charged after the free year ends if you don’t cancel the account.
3. Apple TV Plus for free with Apple Music student subscription
This may be the best free offer, but its only for a limited audience. Apple Music has a student subscription tier for qualified attendees of degree-granting universities and colleges. It’s just $4.99 a month, which is half off the normal $9.99 a month Apple Music subscription. However, Apple quietly announced the Apple Music student subscription will now come with Apple TV Plus for free.
Apple Music for students is available to college attendees in the US, Canada, and Japan. Once you are qualified as being eligible, you can get this lower price for up to 48 months. This bundle of Apple Music and Apple TV Plus will only be available for a “limited time.” That means you may need to jump on this deal ASAP (again, if you’re eligible).
4. Watch certain shows and movies for free (limited time)
Want to sample Apple TV Plus for free but don’t want to give up your credit or debit card info just yet? Thankfully, Apple is allowing anyone with the Apple TV app installed to watch the first two episodes of any of its original TV series for free, no matter what. Since the amount of Apple TV Plus shows is so limited for now, it should provide anyone with plenty of content to check out. Keep in mind this will only work with the app. You cannot watch free episodes on the tv.apple.com website.
However, recently the company announced that it will make full seasons of certain Apple TV Plus shows available to watch for free, for a limited time. This is for everyone who has the Apple TV app installed on their iOS, Roku, Fire TV or smart TV device. The list includes:
- The Elephant Queen – A feature-length wildlife documentary that follows an elephant matriarch as she leads her herd across the African landscape.
- Little America – An anthology series that tells the stories of immigrants living in America.
- Servant – A horror-mystery series directed by M. Night Shyamalan that follows the story of a couple who lose their baby, only for it to eerily come back to life.
- For All Mankind – A “what-if” take on history where the global space race never ends.
- Dickinson – A modern coming-of-age story about poet Emily Dickinson.
- Helpsters – A children’s show featuring a team of vibrant puppet monsters who solve a range of problems.
- Ghostwriter – Another kids show about what happens when a ghost starts releasing fictional characters from books into the real world.
That’s all the methods we have for getting Apple TV Plus for nothing. If you have any other ways to get the service for free, let us know in the comments!