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Update: January 15, 2021 – We have updated this article to show that you can get Apple TV Plus for free for one month with the purchase of an Apple One plan.


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?

Read more: How much does Apple TV Plus cost?

There is! Here are three ways you can watch the exclusive shows and films on Apple TV Plus for free. You can sign up for the service at the link below:

Apple TV Plus for free

  1. Seven-day free trial
  2. One year for free
  3. Free with Apple Music for students
  4. Three months for free with Roku device purchase
  5. One month for free with Apple One plan

1. Seven-day free trial

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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.

However, Apple is giving people who sign up for Apple TV Plus a break. Anyone who signs up for the $4.99 monthly plan will get will get $4.99 in Apple store credit every month until June 2021.

2. One year free trial with Apple device purchase

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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.

If you have already signed up for that same free trial offer, you can keep getting Apple TV Plus for free until at least July 2021, as Apple has extended that free year trial for those early users. 

3. Apple TV Plus for free with Apple Music student subscription

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This may be the best free offer, but it’s 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. Three months for free with Roku device purchase

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If you purchase a new Roku streaming device between now and January 31, 2021, you can get Apple TV Plus for free for three months. The free trial offer must be redeemed by February 2, 2021. This is for new Apple TV Plus subscribers only.


5. Free month with Apple One

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Apple One is the company’s bundle deal that allows users to get several services under one bill. There are three Apple One plans, and all of them have Apple TV Plus. The cheapest costs $14.95 a month, and the other plans costs $19.95 a month and $29.99 a month. If you have not signed up for Apple TV Plus before you signed up for an Apple One plan, you can get a free one month trial.


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!

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