After a long wait, here we are: the Apple TV + is already among us with its catalog (initially still small, but which will expand quickly) of original Apple productions and a very friendly price: R $ 9.90 a month. We have all the details of the novelty in this article, in case you are interested.
Even with the low price, however, it is worth remembering an important detail: as announced by Apple, buyers of some company devices are eligible to one year free subscription to the service. And that is what we are here for: unravel this offer and make it clear who is entitled to it – and how to get it.
Can I take advantage of the offer?
According to this Apple document [PDF], can get the free year of Apple TV + consumers who recently purchased any new model of iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV or Mac – as long as the device in question is capable of running the latest versions of iOS, iPadOS, tvOS or macOS systems. Devices purchased from the day are eligible September 10, 2019 on.
To take advantage of the offer, you need to activate it until three months after activating your device (i.e., the first time it was turned on). If your product was activated between September 10 and November 1, 2019 (better known as today), the three months will start counting only on the Apple TV + launch day – that is, you have three months from today to get your year free.
It is worth noting that the free year’s offer cannot be combined other Apple TV + free periods, and only one offer is valid per family – that is, you cannot earn two free years in a row if you buy two iPhones on the same day, for example.
The free period can be divided between up to six family members (including you) through Family Sharing. And, apparently, it is enough that one of the members – not necessarily the “organizer” of the family – is eligible for the free Apple TV + year for everyone gain the benefit.
How to activate Apple TV + free subscription?
If your device is eligible, it is very easy to activate your offer: just open the Apple TV app on the device in question (any platform) and the benefit will be highlighted on the screen. Follow the steps of the app and enjoy!
Do not cancel your subscription during the free period!
It’s good to note that if you don’t cancel your subscription, Apple will start automatically to charge your Apple TV + to your credit card once the free one-year period ends.
The management of this, through the iPhone, is done by opening the Settings, touching its name at the top and then going to the “Subscriptions” area. There, we had a surprise: in addition to R $ 9.90 monthly already announced for Apple TV +, we found that Apple will also offer an annual option of R $ 99.90 – that is, what was already good still gets ~ 16% discount!
Therefore, it is worth adding a reminder for 365 days ahead if you do not want to pay for the service after the 12 month free period. Important: If you cancel your free trial at any time, you will lose your access to the platform immediately (and not at the end of the free period, as is common).
The first package (bundle) from Apple subscriptions
Finally, it is worth remembering a detail unrelated to the free one-year period, but still important: as we reported, the subscription to the Apple Music for students already includes access to Apple TV +; if you’re in that group, you don’t have to worry about free annual periods or anything like that.
It is not even necessary to do some kind of “activation” of Apple TV +, apparently. Just use it.
And who is not entitled to the free year?
For those who have not recently purchased an Apple device or are not students, Apple offers a trial period (trial) from Apple TV + by one week. The principle is the same as above, but obviously only valid for seven days.
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Update, for Eduardo Marques Nov 01, 2019 at 12:39
Some people are unable to activate the free one-year period through the Apple TV app. If this is happening to you, it is quite simple to resolve.
Just access this page and log in normally and the promotion will be activated. ?