Apple’s TV streaming service goes live – here’s what you need to know
How to get Apple TV+
If you’re curious to see what’s on offer, you can get a seven-day free trial, though you’ll need an Apple ID. If you already own an Apple product, you should already have an ID. If not, you can set one up when signing up for the streaming service.
The payment card details you have stored in your Apple ID account can be used to pay the subscription fee. Alternatively, you can use iTunes gift cards to pay for your subscription.
Beware that after the trial ends, Apple will automatically start charging you the £4.99/mth subscription fee, unless you cancel. You can cancel the subscription in the Settings section of your Apple account, at least a day before the renewal date.
If you prefer to pay for the year upfront, you can select to pay £49.99 by going to Settings and then Subscriptions in the Apple TV app.
You can share your Apple TV+ subscription with up to six members of your family – see Apple Family Sharing for more information. You can also watch Apple TV+ videos offline by downloading them from within the Apple TV app.
Bought an Apple product? You may be able to get Apple TV+ free for a year
Apple has said that customers who have bought a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod Touch since 10 September from it, or one of its authorised resellers, can get one year of Apple TV+ free for a year.
If you cancel during your free year, you and your family members will lose access to Apple TV+ for the remainder of the one-year free trial.