If you want a free year of Apple TV+ you may need to redeem it today

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What you need to know

  • Apple's 90 day activation period for Apple TV+'s free year's subscription is nearly over.
  • All devices bought between September 10 and November 1 are eligible for the free year's subscription.
  • If you bought a device between those two dates, today, January 3, is the last day to redeem the free trial.

Customers who bought an Apple product between September 10 and November 1must redeem their year's free Apple TV+ subscription today.

Apple announced the promotion last year. The full terms of which stated:

Offer is available for a limited time only.Offer cannot be combined with other free trials or offers for Apple TV+.Only one offer per Family, regardless of number of devices purchased. You can share your 1 year free Apple TV+ with up to 5 other family members via Family Sharing.Redeem your 1 year free in the Apple TV app starting November 1, 2019. Make sure your eligible device is running the latest iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, or macOS.Offer must be claimed in the Apple TV app within 3 months after first setting up your new device. To see the offer appear, you will need to sign in with your Apple ID on your new device. If you've purchased your new device before the launch of Apple TV+ on November 1, you will have 3 months starting November 1 to redeem. Upon claiming the offer, you commit to a $4.99/month subscription that starts immediately after the 1 year free and automatically renews until cancelled. You can cancel at any time in Settings at least a day before each renewal date. If you cancel during your free year, you and your family members will immediately lose access to Apple TV+ and the remainder of your 1-year free trial. You can't reactivate this trial.Eligible devices:Any new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or Mac capable of running the latest iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, or macOS purchased after September 10, 2019, from Apple or an Apple authorized reseller, is eligible.

This means that if you bought one of the listed devices between September 10 and November 1, today, January 31, is your last chance to take advantage of the free subscription. With hit shows like The Morning Show, See, For All Mankind and more, it really is a no brainer.

If you do not know how to do this, check out our guide to registering your free 1-year of Apple TV+.

For any devices bought after November 1, you still have the standard 3 months from the date you set up your new device. But as we just said, there's no reason why you wouldn't want to sign up to a year's free Apple TV+, so what are you waiting for?

Stephen Warwick
News Editor

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design. Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9