Apple’s own streaming service Apple tv + contains exclusive series and films, mostly produced by Apple itself. After a trial period of 7 days, you pay € 4.99 per month or € 49 per year. But when you buy an Apple product, you can watch Apple TV + for free for a year, this promotion has been active since September 10, 2019, and will be extended for current users.
For early adopters, the free year would end on October 31, 2020, but Apple initially intended this to be extended until February 28, 2021 but will be extended again until July 2021. Paying subscribers will also be compensated.
Free Apple TV + until July 2021
If you bought an Apple product between September 2019 and July 2020 and started the free Apple TV + trial during this period, it will be automatically extended until July 31, 2021. You do not need to do anything, this will be automatically adjusted in your account. The previous conditions are retained.
If you bought an Apple product after 31/07/2020, the period of one year remains valid because it continues until after the promotional period.
Compensation for paying subscribers
If you do not use the free one-year trial period, but if you pay for the service, then there is good news. Apple will compensate its users for this. If you pay per month for Apple TV +, you will receive the monthly amount back for the coming periods in Apple credit. You can use this in the App Stores and iTunes Store , but you can also pay for your Apple Music or iCloud. You will also be compensated for this period with an annual subscription.
Eligible users have already received an email about this promotion.
Apple takes care of everything for you
As a consumer you do not have to do anything yourself, Apple arranges everything automatically and ensures that your free period is extended. On an iPhone or iPad you can check your current subscription via Settings ▸ your name ▸ Subscriptions ▸ Apple TV +. Check the renewal date. Has it not been adjusted yet ? Then this will be done automatically for you, provided you meet the above conditions. In addition, you will soon receive an email about this promotion.