Apple TV+ subscribers will continue receiving credit refunds until June

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Apple has sent out emails to subscribers of Apple TV+ explaining they will continue to receive refund credits on their account until June, after the company extended the free trials for the video service for a second time.




On January 15, Apple increased the length of time its one-year free trial of Apple TV+ with a second extension, enabling it to run from February until July. The change allowed anyone who started the free trial between November 2019 and June 2020 to receive up to five extra months of service for free.

As some users had switched over to paying the subscription, the first extension in November saw Apple provide refund credits to qualifying subscribers between November 2020 and January 2021. With the second extension, Apple has confirmed it is doing the same thing again.

Emails sent out to subscribers are advising monthly credits of $4.99 or a local equivalent will be applied to Apple IDs for accounts that are actively paying for Apple TV. The credit will be automatically applied each month the subscriber is charged from February until June, and will be usable as standard App Store credit against purchases and subscriptions.

The credits will apply regardless of whether the subscriber is paying annually or on a month-to-month basis, and will also be provided to those who are paying for it via the Apple One bundle.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 9
    Yeah, got this e-mail last night. thanks, Apple!
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 9
    Is this for US only? In Europe/the Netherlands this seems not the case
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 9
    entropysentropys Posts: 3,707member
    Got an email extending the freebie in Australia the other day. 
    Apple has little choice really, despite a few good offerings, the limited content on offer does not have the mainstream appeal and variety needed to sustain a subscription service that actually expects a regular payment stream.
    bikerdude
  • Reply 4 of 9

    It’s odd that Apple tries to hit every demographic with every piece of hardware and services it creates.


    It’s a shame that they don’t have the same direction for Apple TV+.

    watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 9
    wood1208wood1208 Posts: 2,794member
    Will Apple charge on your credit card listed on appleid account past new device free appletv+ subscription automatically or the subscription will stop at the end unless you renew it ?
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 9
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 10,172member
    wood1208 said:
    Will Apple charge on your credit card listed on appleid account past new device free appletv+ subscription automatically or the subscription will stop at the end unless you renew it ?
    You subscription will be automatically renewed and charged unless you take action to cancel it. I have never seen a free trial that doesn’t work this way.
    edited January 2021 watto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 9
    lwiolwio Posts: 100member
    Got mine yesterday, N Ireland. Thanks. 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 8 of 9
    crowleycrowley Posts: 10,453member
    Seems to me like Apple might be a bit worried that when the free subscriptions lapse their subscriber numbers will be an embarrassment.
    elijahg
  • Reply 9 of 9
    I enrolled for one year free subscription offer and the following month got a billed.  Promptly canceled and never even went on to view Apple + content.
    edited February 2021
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