Apple extends AppleCare for the Apple TV to three years

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What you need to know

  • Apple has extended AppleCare coverage for the Apple TV.
  • The plan now covers the device for three years instead of two.

If you have AppleCare for the Apple TV, you just got some extra coverage.

As reported by MacRumors, Apple has extended existing AppleCare plans for the Apple TV to three years of coverage. The company announced the change in an email to customers who currently had the protection plan for their Apple TV.

Apple today emailed customers who have purchased a standard AppleCare plan for their Apple TV devices to let them know that coverage has been extended from two years to three years.Customers who purchased AppleCare for the Apple TV will be now receiving a total of three years of coverage based on the date that they original bought the plan. AppleCare for Apple TV end dates will be automatically adjusted.

The report speculates that Apple extended existing AppleCare plans to match the coverage of its new AppleCare+ plan for the new Apple TV 4K.

In the emails, Apple does not specify why it is extending the Apple TV AppleCare plans, but it is likely because of the transition to AppleCare+ for Apple TV, which Apple made available alongside the launch of the second-generation Apple TV 4K.

Apple announced AppleCare+ for the Apple TV 4K after the company's 'Spring loaded' event in April. Purchasing AppleCare+ for the new Apple TV 4K will extend Apple's warranty coverage to three years as well as add two incidents of accidental damage coverage every 12 months.

Every Apple TV comes with a one-year limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary technical support.1 AppleCare+ extends your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage protection every 12 months, each subject to a service fee of $15, plus applicable tax.1 In addition, you'll get 24/7 priority access to Apple experts via chat or phone

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.