Apple TV+ Launches on November 1st: What you need to know
During Apple's keynote speech in March they announced that it's streaming service, Apple TV+, will debut on November 1st, 2019.
While that date seemed quite a distance away we are now fast approaching launch day and we wanted to take this opportunity to share some key information with you.
During Apple's keynote on Sept 10th, they announced that any new device (any new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV or Mac), purchased after this date is eligible and running the latest OS system will receive a free 1-year subscription when Apple TV Plus launches on Nov 1st, 2019.
For anyone who has purchased an eligible device during this time period here are the steps you will need to take in order to activate your 1-year free Apple TV+ subscription.
1. Open the Apple TV app on or after November 1. Ensure your device is running the latest version of iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, or macOS
2. After you open the app the offer should present itself on the screen. If it does not appear scroll down in Watch Now until the offer appears.
3. Press "Enjoy 1 Year Free". You may be asked to enter your Apple ID password to confirm billing information or add a valid payment method. This does not mean that you will be charged during your 1-year free trial.
You will have three months after you first set up your device in order to claim the offer. if the device was purchased and set-up before the launch of Apple TV+ you will have three months starting on November 1.
For those of you who have not purchased a device, you can activate a 7-day trial (https://www.apple.com/ca/apple-tv-plus/) which will then turn into a monthly subscription of $5.99.
Details on how it works can be found on Apple.
Apple has announced that a number of original content shows will also be available on launch day.
The Morning Show, their flagship show, is a series that explores the drama that unfolds behind the scenes of a morning news show. Two seasons have already been ordered and with it's cast consisting of Jennifer Anniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carrell it is sure to attract a big audience. There are reports circulating that every episode will cost over $15 million to make, that makes it more expensive than the final season of Game of Thrones.
There are lots of other shows due for release, you can check them out here.
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