Millions of customers purchased new Apple devices which come with a free year of Apple TV+. Customers must activate the subscription within 90 days of purchase or the offer will expire.
By Chand Bellur
January 18, 2020 at 5:55 p.m. PDT
Free Apple TV+ Subscription Expires After 90 Days
If you’ve recently purchased a new iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV, you are eligible for one free year of Apple’s new video streaming service — Apple TV+. Qualifying customers can activate the year-long trial by launching the Apple TV app on their iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV.
Apple started notifying users who are two weeks away from the expiration date. The promotion is critical to Apple, as they try to supplement declining iPhone sales by expanding services.
Billing Starts After Free Trial Elapses
If you opt for the free trial, you will be automatically signed up for subscription renewal. This means you will be billed in a year.
Streaming services make a lot of money from people who forget to cancel free trials. Unfortunately, a lot of customers opt for the free trial, neglecting to cancel, and end up paying for a service that’s seldom used.
Whenever you sign up for a trial within the Apple ecosystem, you can cancel your subscription before the trial is over. You’ll be able to enjoy the trial, without fretting over unwanted billing.
You can cancel auto renewals without calling customer support. Simply follow the steps in this tutorial: How to Turn Off iTunes Auto-Renewal Subscriptions.
Anything Good to Watch on Apple TV+?
Overall, Apple’s new video streaming service has garnered mixed reviews. Programs such as the highly anticipated The Morning Show got off to a rocky start, but have won over fans and some critics. Nominated for multiple Golden Globe awards, The Morning Show may prove to be one of the most popular shows of all time.
Although the show didn’t actually win a single Golden Globe award, it’s rare for a brand new show to attain such success. A smash hit TV show would help Apple assure investors that they take services seriously.
The best way to find out if Apple TV+ is worth watching is to try it. If you bought a new Apple device recently, you’re eligible for a free one year trial. Just remember to try the service within 90 days of device purchase, or you could miss out.