What you need to know
- The Showtime and Paramount+ Apple TV Channels bundle may be ending.
- Subscribers to the bundle are reporting refunds and an "expired" subscription.
Anyone who signed up for the Paramount+ and Showtime bundle via Apple TV Channels might be in for an unpleasant surprise.
Spotted by MacRumors, a number of subscribers to the bundle have reported that their subscription has been refunded and now showing as "expired," indicating that the bundle may no longer be valid.
Even worse, people are struggling to get a straight answer out of Apple. When asked if it was in fact expired, some from Apple Support have said that it is actually just a billing error rather than an end of the promotion.
The offer, which launched in August of last year, allowed people to subscribe to both Paramount+ (CBS All Access at the time) and Showtime for just $9.99 per month. It's still unclear if it is in fact a billing error or an end of the promotional bundle. We will update this article if Apple provides clarification around this.
If it is expired, it would be another hit against Apple TV Channels. HBO just removed its service from Channels last week, now exclusively directing subscribers to the HBO Max app.
If you want to continue to enjoy Paramount+ and Showtime in the best quality possible, check out our list of the Best TVs for Apple TV 2021.
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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.