Apple said to be extending Apple TV+ free trial until end of February 2021

Apple TV+ launched on November 1, 2019, so those of us Day One’ers on the yearlong free trial would soon see it end. However, due to something called COVID-19 (whatever that is) Apple has announced that they will be extending the free trial to the end of February 2021 for all users.

Apple TV+ is home to the biggest directors and top stars
Apple TV+ is home to the biggest directors and top stars

Wesley Hilliard for AppleInsider:

This means that those who started the free trial between November 2019 and January 2020 will receive some extra months, up to three, free on the service. Anyone paying for Apple TV+ during the three month period between November 1st and March 1st will receive store credit as well.

Simply, Apple is giving everyone an additional three months free of Apple TV+. This is likely due to the effects of coronavirus slowing production of their original series.

Season two of “Dickinson” won’t premiere until January 8, and For All Mankind received a trailer with no date. Apple offering a renewed free trial will enable users to catch up on old series and watch the premiere of season two before having to pay again.

Those paying annual rates will have three months added to the back end, and those paying monthly rates will have that amount refunded as store credit to the account.

MacDailyNews Take: Just give us Apple One already, so we can sign up ASAP! And, yes, thanks, Apple (and Ted Lasso is great)!


  1. Apple One is bs. If Apple truly cared about it “delighting” customers they’d have allowed the user to click and choose which features they wanted. Nope….. From the moment it was announced I knew it was Apple’s intent to push Arcade and Apple News+.. Apple TV+ is bad enough as most offerings aren’t that great..

  2. Too late…already cancelled before they could charge me for that dreck. I’ve never seen such well-produced bad TV programs in my life. It’s like ‘hey let’s poor a shit ton of production value into the worst most boring story ideas ever..’

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