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Old 10-29-2019, 06:07 PM   #1
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NBR mentioned that Apple TV+ is coming online in November and I recall that Iím supposed to get a free year, having purchased an iPad. I havenít received any information about AppleTV+ so far.

I donít even know if I should care. There seem to be a lot of TV watchers (streaming or otherwise) here. Is there anything to get excited about?
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Old 10-29-2019, 06:16 PM   #2
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I, too, am waiting to hear about my free year since I bought two iPhones recently. There are several Apple original series I think I will like, but otherwise I'm not sure what's in store. The recent updates to iOS/iPadOS/TVOS/Mac OS-X Catalina may have contained updates to support the new service, but Apple ain't sayin'.
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Old 10-31-2019, 11:17 AM   #3
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From what I can tell, I too will qualify for the 1 year of free Apple TV+, as well as the year of free Disney basic tier from my Verizon Unlimited account. I’ve been thinking of taking advantage of both of these offers and taking a break from Netflix - which hasn’t had a lot of new stuff that really grabbed me. Competition is good...
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Old 10-31-2019, 11:24 AM   #4
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Here is a pretty good guide to Apple TV+:

Apple TV+: Everything We Know
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Old 10-31-2019, 12:00 PM   #5
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Here is a pretty good guide to Apple TV+:



Thanks for the link! I just added the Apple TV channel to my Roku, signed in with my Apple ID and password (yet another device has it) and took a look around.

Now to see if anything happens tomorrow...
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Old 10-31-2019, 12:13 PM   #6
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For anyone getting it for “free” - just watch and decide if you want to subscribe. Very clever of Apple to “give” a bunch of current buyers TV+ for free. Gives them a very large installed base on day one for ratings on their content, viewing data, etc., unlike so many that have to build subscribers organically.
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I’m skeptical about the Apple programming as they have a major constraint of family friendly plus they threw a lot of money at big names which doesn’t necessarily translate to god programming. But we’ll see.
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Old 11-01-2019, 07:10 AM   #8
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When I tapped on Apple TV on my iTouch this morning I got a new little popup announcing an offer of Apple TV+: 1 year free, $4.99/mo thereafter. So there it is.

I havenít watched anything, poured another cuppa joe instead.
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I just activated my Apple TV + offer this AM. Initially, it didn’t “take”, so I had to sign out / sign back in to my Apple Store account, but then it worked. While not exactly overflowing with content, there appear to be a few interesting series/offerings. Will watch with DS tonight and see if this is a “Netflix killer”...
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Old 11-01-2019, 11:36 AM   #10
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I activated the one year free offer. I noticed that it shows up as a subscription on your account with an auto-renew at $4.99/mo.

It looks like my subscription payments have defaulted to my still-unused Apple Card. I only had one prior subscription on the Apple Store previously (an app unrelated to entertainment/streaming).

My understanding is that if you cancel the subscription early you lose access at cancel time, not at the end of the trial year (Iím not totally sure about that).
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In! Five things I have any interest in, but oh well...
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