What is Apple TV+? Pricing, features, how to get it, and more

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Since its motorboat successful November of 2019, Apple TV+ has elbowed its measurement connected to nan playing section of streaming services from Netflix and Amazon Prime Video to Disney+, Max, Hulu, and a plethora of others to become, for many, a go-to action for movies, TV series, and sports. Since past nan ad-free work has amassed an estimated 25 cardinal subscribers globally, pinch galore much than that reportedly cashing successful connected nan company’s penchant for free promotional subscriptions aft you bargain a caller Apple instrumentality for illustration an iPhone aliases MacBook.

What sets Apple TV+ isolated from nan remainder of nan herd is that it’s nan only work that offers exclusively original contented and only its ain original content; meaning nary seasons of Rick and Morty or Friends licensed from their respective networks and nary blockbuster flicks from different studios, but you tin get those elsewhere. This whitethorn aliases whitethorn not beryllium a bad thing, arsenic truthful acold Apple has done a beautiful bully occupation astatine making immoderate of nan astir compelling original contented retired there, including award-winning bid specified arsenic Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, and Severance to immoderate of nan champion sci-fi bid around, like Silo and Invasion, arsenic good arsenic unrecorded sports from Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer.

Even with its caller value hike, only its 2nd successful 4 years, which puts nan value astatine $10 per month, Apple TV+ remains 1 of nan cheapest video streaming services available. Here’s everything you request to know.

The Apple TV+ location surface pinch an image from Lessons successful Chemistry.Derek Malcolm / Digital Trends

Cost and availability

Apple TV+ is 1 of nan much affordable streaming services, costing $10 a month. That’s only $3 much than Netflix’s $7 ad-supported subscription, and $13 cheaper than Netflix’s top-tier Premium sub.

Better yet, Apple has adopted an highly fierce acquisition exemplary for Apple TV+. Anybody tin effort it free for 7 days, aliases you tin get 3 months for free pinch nan acquisition of immoderate eligible iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV device, aliases Mac. You conscionable person to retrieve to redeem nan connection wrong 90 days of purchase.

Additionally, if you haven’t already signed up, you tin get a one-month free proceedings arsenic portion of an Apple One subscription, but beryllium alert that nan prices for these bundles (that see services specified arsenic Fitness+, Arcade, News+, and iCloud storage) person besides gone up.

Supported devices

Naturally, Apple TV+ is disposable connected all modern Apple hardware, including each iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices tin of moving nan latest operating systems, nan Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD, and third-generation Apple TVs. You tin entree Apple TV+ via web browsers specified arsenic Safari, Chrome, aliases Firefox.

The Apple TV+ app is disposable on Smart TVs from Samsung, Vizio, LG, Sony, Panasonic, and HiSense. You tin besides get nan app connected Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, aliases Google TV devices, arsenic good arsenic connected PlayStation 4 and 5 and Xbox One, Series X, aliases Series S consoles.

The AirPods Max and Apple TV 4K pinch distant connected a table.Andy Boxall / DigitalTrends

How do you get Apple TV+?

As we alluded to above, location are several ways to get Apple TV+ for free, whether you’re a first-time Apple instrumentality proprietor aliases a long-time Apple fan. Either way, present are nan basal steps for getting successful connected nan streaming service.

Step 1: Head to  and prime nan Start free trial button. It’s easiest to do connected a desktop browser, but you tin do this connected beautiful overmuch immoderate device.

Step 2: Sign successful pinch your Apple ID (or create 1 first, if necessary).

Step 3: If you haven’t already group this up pinch your Apple ID, you whitethorn person to participate your in installments paper information. Once this is done, click Confirm.

Step 4: You’re done. You should beryllium capable to commencement watching immediately, but you mightiness person to motion successful connected immoderate of nan devices you’re utilizing to watch.

Note: Keep successful mind, though, that pinch nan free trial, and pinch astir free trials, erstwhile nan word is over, it will automatically renew, charging you nan $10 per period interest thereafter. If you find that it’s not for you, you whitethorn want to cancel it earlier it’s excessively late.

Audio and video

All Apple TV+ originals are optimized to support 4K HDR, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision, and astir besides support Dolby Atmos sound. And if you person an Apple TV 4K you tin harvester it pinch a compatible brace of headphones (such arsenic AirPods Max, AirPods Pro (first aliases 2nd gen), AirPods 3, aliases Beats Fit Pro) to acquisition Apple’s immersive Spatial Audio 3D sound pinch head-tracking. Many Apple TV+ supports up to six simultaneous streams crossed 1 subscription, and up to six family members tin create their ain profiles utilizing their ain Apple login credentials. Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users tin besides download Apple TV+ contented to watch offline.

The Apple TV+ location surface connected a TV.Derek Malcolm / Digital Trends

Apple TV+ content

As we mentioned above, Apple TV+ is each astir original movies and TV series. And while they launched pinch only a fistful of titles, their roster is now overmuch much respectable and increasing each month. The Apple TV+ lineup features shows and movies from galore high-profile actors and filmmakers, and Digital Trends covers everything you tin watch connected a monthly ground pinch our streaming guides, including our what’s caller connected Apple TV+, best shows connected Apple TV+, and best movies connected Apple TV+.

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