How to get Apple TV+ for FREE ahead of its November 1 launch

There are several ways to get your hands on a free subscription

With Apple TV+ launching on November 1, it’s time to get ready for a boatload of new content from some of the world’s most famous faces, including Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carrell, and Octavia Spencer.

The company has promised it will drop new Apple Originals every month, and everything on the platform is ad-free and on-demand, so you don’t have to worry about missing out on your favorite shows.

What’s more, you can purchase one subscription for up to six family members, and you can download and watch content offline.

If that wasn’t enough, the shows support 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos so you can truly immerse yourself into the stories.

If you want to watch shows like Amazing Stories, The Morning Show, See, Little America and Helpsters on day one, there are lots of ways that you can get a free subscription – and below, we’ve rounded those up for you.

Free Apple TV+ trial

The easiest way to try Apple TV+ for free is to take advantage of its free trial offer.

Though not as generous as Amazon Prime Instant Video or Netflix, Apple will allow you to access its content for up to seven days for free for the whole family, and after that, you’ll be billed $4.99 per month until you cancel.

Of course, there’s no stopping mom from signing up for a trial on her Apple ID and then dad signing up for a trial after the first seven days are over, but the cost of Apple TV+ is so small that it makes sense to sign up properly.

Buy a Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV

Apple is pushing one of its biggest marketing campaigns in history with Apple TV+ – if you purchase a new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or Apple TV, you’ll get your hands on a year of free Apple TV+ content.

However, you can only activate one subscription per Family Sharing group, so if mom buys a new iPad and son a new iPhone 11, only one of their free packages would work, unless each set up their own Family Sharing unit to extend the life of the freebie.

What’s more, this offer is only valid for three months after eligible device activation from November 1.

Buy Emmy Magazine

With Apple promoting Apple TV+ wherever it can, the latest spot was filled by Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard, who appear on the latest issue of Emmy Magazine to spread the word about their sci-fi thriller See, a show that has a budget of more than $15 million per episode.

Apple has promised that See is as good as Game of Thrones, and to encourage Emmy Magazine readers to see for themselves, it’s offering a three months’ free pass in its latest issue.

Because a single issue is just $7.95, you can save money and get Apple TV+ on the cheap.

More free methods coming

Apple has made it clear that it wants as many people as possible to watch Apple TV+ content – so much so, it’s happy to give away the product for free to hook people into the service and persuade them to watch Apple TV+ shows over content from Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Disney Plus.

In the coming weeks, we’re expecting Apple to kick off a bunch of marketing campaigns offering free or reduced-cost Apple TV+ subscriptions for the year ahead, incentivizing the service to as wide an audience as possible.

Are you looking forward to Apple TV+? Let us know on Twitter and check back soon for more.

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