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Have you missed out on a year of free Apple TV Plus?

Have you missed out on a year of free Apple TV Plus?

If you purchased an Apple product in the last year –– whether that’s an iPhone, iPad or Macbook –– you’ll have been given the option to stream all the content available on Apple TV Plus for free for a year. However, Apple is planning to phase out the free one-year trial of its exclusive TV streaming service soon.

When Apple TV Plus launched in November 2019, it joined an increasingly competitive market. Launching a few days before Disney Plus, it looked for ways to differentiate itself from other streaming platforms. In addition to attaching big names to its upcoming projects such as Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steven Spielberg, Chris Evans and Oprah, Apple TV Plus was free for an entire year when you purchased any new Apple product.

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This allowed Apple to grow its user base as well as its catalogue of original content. And even better, the streaming service has extended these year-long free trials several times. In fact, at the start of the year, research firm MoffettNathan found that 62% of Apple TV Plus subscribers were still not paying for their subscription.

That’s all set to change.

Apple Plus price increase - 1 July 2021

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As of today, Apple will be making two significant changes to its new and existing free trials.

Firstly, anyone who’s been on a free trial for longer than one year will automatically be moved onto a full price subscription, which is currently still just £4.99 a month. Secondly, those who purchase a new iPhone or any new Apple device will now only get a three-month trial for free instead of a year.

Knowing this, it will be interesting to see how many people stay subscribed to Apple TV Plus. Some of the platform's key shows have received critical acclaim, including earning star Jason Sudeikis an Emmy for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series’.

But without a large library of existing content to browse and binge –– since Apple TV Plus hosts only original content –– can it compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime, NOW and Disney Plus?

How to cancel Apple TV Plus

If the answer to the above question is no, you can cancel your subscription by navigating to your Apple ID account on any of your devices. In Settings, click on your Apple ID, iCloud, Media & Purchases tab at the top of screen.

Tap on ‘Subscriptions’ to see all the subscriptions that are currently linked to your Apple account. Simply tap on ‘Apple TV+’ and choose the option to cancel at the bottom of the screen.

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