Apple is extending its free year of Apple TV+ for another three months

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Apple Tv Plus Extended Trial Email Hero (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • Apple is extending the free year trial of Apple TV+ for at least some subscribers.
  • The company is alerting subscribers of the extended trial by email.
  • It appears that the extension is for another three months of service.

If you signed up for the free year trial of Apple TV+, you may be getting another three months of free service. Apple has begun emailing subscribers to the free year trial, informing them that the company is extending its trial.

I personally signed up for the free year of Apple TV+ when it debuted last November and received an email today that my trial would be extended to February of 2021. As an even better bonus, it does not appear that subscribers need to do anything - Apple is updating the renewal date automatically.

Check out a copy of the email that Apple is sending to customers below:

Hello Joe Wituschek,We're giving you extra time to discover the latest Apple Originals and catch up on shows returning for a second season. You don't have to do anything — just keep watching for free until February 2021.It's been an incredible debut year. Audiences are loving the Emmy Award winner The Morning Show, the blockbuster WWII thriller Greyhound, the heartwarming comedy Ted Lasso, and so much more. Be on the lookout for new premieres, hit movies like On the Rocks, the eye-opening docuseries Tiny World, and Season 2 of Servant, For All Mankind, and Peabody winner Dickinson.You'll see your new renewal date in Manage Subscriptions soon.The Apple TV+ Team

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One iMore reader also reported getting three months of Apple TV+ for free, even though the didn't sign up for the free year of service.

We didn't get the free offer but did subscribe to Apple TV+ and today got a message that we are also getting 3 months free:" As a thank you for being an Apple TV+ subscriber, we're applying $4.99 in credit to your Apple ID each month you're subscribed from November through January 2021."

Apple debuted Apple TV+ on November 1, 2019, offering a free year of service to those who purchased select Apple devices. For many, their free trial would be coming to an end this month but, with this latest promotion, it appears that we all may be getting a few more months to enjoy Ted Lasso for free.

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.