Apple TV + was launched on November 1, 2019, so those of us Day One’ers on the annual free trial period will soon see that it ends. Due to something called COVID-19 (whatever it is), Apple has announced that they will extend the free trial to the end of February 2021 for all users.
Wesley Hilliard for AppleInsider:
This means that those who started the free trial period between November 2019 and January 2020, get a few extra months, up to three, free on the service. Everyone who pays for Apple TV + during the three-month period between November 1st and March 1st will also receive store credit.
Apple simply gives everyone another three months for free from Apple TV +. This is probably due to the effect of coronavirus which reduces the production of the original series.
Season two of “Dickinson” premieres first January 8, and For All Mankind received an undated trailer. Apple, which offers a renewed free trial, will allow users to catch up on old series and see the premiere of season two before having to pay again.
Those who pay annual rates will have three months added to the back, and those who pay monthly rates will have that amount refunded as store credit to the account.
Apple gives many of us a break on TV +. Because 2020.
Basically up to 3 months free.
If you got it for free the year back in November 2019, it will expire at the end of January now.
Same if you paid for an annual plan.
If you have a monthly plan, it will cost you $ 4.99 by January.
– Rene Ritchie (@reneritchie) October 8, 2020
MacDailyNews Take: Just give us Apple One already, so we can sign up ASAP! And yes thanks Apple (and Ted Lasso is big)!