Apple revealed its first package deal for Apple TV+ in a surprise announcement. Apple will give Apple TV+ at no extra charge to subscribers of Apple Music on the student plan, $4.99 a month.
The news has been announced on the Instagram page of Hailee Steinfeld, who is starring in Dickinson. This Friday, Apple TV+ is launching.
The details of the offer are not yet completely clear, so when we know more, we will update the story. Since the student subscription covers only one person, the free Apple TV+ does not likewise support family sharing.
Since Apple TV+ normally costs $4.99 per month on its own, this is of course a great deal for students, as you can now get the entire Apple Music catalog and TV+ originals for $5/month.
Premium Apple Music subscribers ($9.99 for individuals and $14.99 for families) have no such discount opportunity at the moment, which is at least twice as expensive as those subscriptions. Such a promotion, however, may be in development. We’ve heard reports that Apple is talking about ways it could offer bundle pricing with music labels.
Apple TV+ primary offer right now is the free-year trial with an iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV or iPod touch purchase. Through family sharing, this free year allows you to share it with up to six people.
Apple will have sold approximately 55-60 million eligible devices in time for Apple TV+’s November 1st debut, so many Apple customers will be able to test Apple’s originals for the first year free. The extended trial is seen as a way for Apple TV+ to gain fast mindshare while enabling Apple to build its TV+ shows and movies library for a longer time.
Apple said the student deal will be available for a “limited time,” although there has been no declaration of a definite end date. Also note that the 1-year trial is also referred to as a promotion of “limited time.”