Apple Store employees might get free Apple Music, TV+, and Arcade from Jan 2020

Apple Store 5th Ave in NYC
Apple Store 5th Ave in NYC (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • A new report has Apple Store employees getting free services next year.
  • Free Apple Music, TV+, and Arcade may be offered.
  • Those wanting to share their access with their families will still need to pay.

Apple Store employees are going to get free Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple Arcade according to a new report. The free access will be offered next month, January 2020.

If this is indeed the case it will be the first time Apple has offered its Apple Store employees such a deal. It's thought that Apple simply wants its employees to be more comfortable selling services to customers, and the best way to make that happen is for them to use them.

It isn't all good news, though. The report says that free access will only be available to the employees themselves. That means that employees who use Family Sharing will still need to stump up for access.

The report also notes that it isn't clear whether all Apple Store employees will receive this deal, or if it will be limited to employees who are in sales positions within the stores.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.