How to get Apple TV+ for free in the US and UK
How to get Apple TV+ for free in the US and UK
Apple TV+ is a dark horse in the streaming wars, with critically acclaimed shows such as Ted Lasso, The Morning Show and Severance in its library.
The streaming service costs $6.99 / £6.99 per month. With the rising cost of living and the rising prices of other platforms, shelling out money for another subscription is not ideal.
Fortunately, you are lucky. Apple TV+ offers many free trials for customers to take advantage of. If you want to stream without paying a dime, keep reading. We’ve also rounded up our favorite TV series on the platform right now.
Get a free seven-day trial of Apple TV+
For this option, you don’t need to make any additional purchases or own any devices. All you have to do is head over to the Apple TV+ website, sign up for a free trial with a brand new account, and start streaming.
You could, in theory, binge on a streak and then cancel before the trial is over. Additionally, Apple also offers several episodes of its TV shows for free without having to sign up for anything – so you can watch them first to help preserve all the time you can get on your free trial. ‘one week.
Once you’ve used a seven-day free trial, you can’t use it again – it’s only for new customers.
Get a free three-month trial of Apple TV+ with a new Apple product
If you buy a new Apple product – such as the iPhone 14 – you are entitled to three months of streaming completely free. Products eligible for this deal include any new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or Mac – unfortunately the Apple Watch, HomePod and AirPods are exempt from the deal.
You will have 90 days after purchasing your device to claim your free trial. Here are the steps you need to follow:
- Open the Apple TV+ app on your new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or Mac
- Sign in with your Apple ID
- Click on the show you want to watch, then the option “Enjoy three months free” should appear
- Click ‘Continue’
- Confirm that you are starting a free trial
- The page will confirm that your trial is now active
- After the three months are up, you will be charged the standard subscription price
This offer only applies to new Apple products, so if you’re buying refurbished or used technology, you may not qualify.
To our knowledge, you cannot combine free trials. So if you buy new AirPods a month after buying a new iPhone, chances are you’ll need to sign up for a new account to claim a separate free trial.
Get a free six-month trial of Apple TV+ with Sky
Sky customers in the UK can claim six months of Apple TV+ through Sky VIP. It’s a loyalty program open to anyone with a Sky product, and it costs nothing to join. This offer is for new Apple TV+ customers only.
To get the offer, log into the My Sky app on your iOS or Android device. Next, click on the Sky VIP star in the lower right corner, tap on “gifts” and scroll down the page. This offer is available until March 31, 2023.
You can find out more about Sky’s other benefits here.
Get a three-month free trial of Apple TV+ with Currys
UK readers can claim three months of Apple TV+ as part of Currys Perks. Registration is free – all you need is to register with your email address and phone number, and you can choose to participate in communications where you will receive discounts and competitions to enter.
Currys also offers this benefit when you buy certain products – and it’s available on a range of different things, not just Apple devices. Again, this is for new Apple TV+ customers only.
Hannah Cowton / Technical Advisor
Get a free three-month trial of Apple TV+ with Best Buy
If you are in the United States, a similar offer is available with the Best Buy store. You don’t even have to sign up for a newsletter – all you have to do is go to this purchase page, add the free trial to your cart, and then a digital code will be sent to you by email when you have gone through the checkout. As you might have guessed, it costs nothing.
Get a free trial of Apple TV+ with a smartphone contract
If you’re looking for a new phone, many vendors offer Apple TV+ trials with smartphone contracts. At the time of writing, these are available from O2 and Three in the UK (3 month trial) and T-Mobile in the US (6 month trial).
The registration process varies depending on your provider – so check the website. Again, this is for new customers only.
Get an Apple Music student subscription and get Apple TV+ for free
If you’re in the US and a college student, you can get Apple Music for half price, which also includes a free Apple TV+ for a “limited time”. You will need a free UniDays account to sign up for this offer.
Get a free month trial of Apple TV+ with Apple One
Apple One is a bundle subscription that includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, and Apple Fitness+. You can get a one-month free trial of any of the subscriptions you haven’t used if you sign up for Apple One.
Make sure your device is updated to the latest operating system, then go to your subscriptions settings to sign up for Apple One.
Share an Apple TV+ subscription with a family member
You can also share an Apple TV+ account with up to six family members (including yourself). To do this, you all need to be part of Apple’s Family Sharing group, where all members have shared access to all purchased apps, music, Apple Books, Apple Arcade and more.
Only one member can be the main account holder, and this is the person who pays for the subscription. If you wish to contribute financially, you will need to arrange this separately.