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Apple TV+ is now live in more than 100 countries

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Apple TV+ logo (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ is finally here!
  • Apple TV+ is finally here!
  • Apple TV+ is finally here!

Apple TV+ is now live in more than 100 countries with shows like "See," "Dickinson," "For All Mankind," all ready to be streamed.

Owners of an iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, Apple TV, or compatible TV or streaming device can now watch any of the launch content for $4.99 per month for the whole family. And if you bought any of the Apple hardware we just mentioned you can watch it for free for a whole year, too.

Apple TV+ signup

Apple TV+ signup (Image credit: iMore)

The sign-up process is super easy whether you have a new device or not. Apple has outlined the steps (opens in new tab) you need to take to get your free year, too.

Starting November 1, you'll be able to start your 1 year free Apple TV+ in the Apple TV app. Follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD, or Mac and sign in with your Apple ID.
  2. Open the Apple TV app on November 1 or later. Make sure your eligible device is running the latest version of iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, or macOS.
  3. The offer should be presented immediately after launching the app. If not, scroll down in Watch Now until the offer appears.
  4. Tap "Enjoy 1 Year Free." You might be asked to enter your Apple ID password, confirm your billing information, or add a valid payment method. You will not be charged during the 1 year free trial.

We're super excited to start watching the new Apple TV+ content that went live today and we want to know what you'll be watching first. Sound off in the comments, and happy Apple TV+ day!

Oliver Haslam
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.

  • I’ve just confirmed my 1 year free subscription 😊. I’ll check The Morning Show first. See looks too serious, the others I’ll drift to them sometime. The service is ZAR84.99 (US$5.57) here in South Africa and that’s the same price for the Arcade, I guess it’s layered with our local tax. But first year free is absolutely wonderful. By the time I need to pay, there will be a realistic catalogue to subscribe to.
  • Apple should be offering free access for all until they improve the content. To be fair I've only watched See and The Morning Show but they were both meh at best. Stacked up against Disney+ , Netflix and Amazon it looks decidedly poor value, even at the lower price point.
  • The free access is the 1 year access you get if you've bought a new Apple device, otherwise it's 7 days. If people don't like it they won't subscribe, and Apple will be forced to drop the price, or improve the content