Apple TV+ goes live tomorrow, November 1st.
Now I know what you’re thinking…
“Mike, we don’t want to do anything illegal.”
Well you know what? Everything I’m about to say, IS LEGAL!
Apple just recently updated it’s OS to pull iTunes (RIP) apart in segments: Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV(+). To me, it’s not a big difference how the apps are setup because you can still only use one at a time.
But, earlier this year, it was announced that Apple was going into the streaming service, like everyone else, and their product name for it was Apple TV+ (using the + seemed like a Disney thing to do, but I digress…).
During the keynote early in September, Apple announced they would be offering Apple TV+ free for one year if you bought any new iPhone, iPad, or Mac. In the grand scheme, it’ll save the consumer about $60/year, but it’s still a good way to get new customers to buy into your service.
Verizon Wireless already offers Apple Music free for some Unlimited customers and free for six months to others, which can be another $30-$60 total savings, depending on your plan.
If you’re a student, high school or college, or have a college email address, you’re able to get Apple Music for only $4.99/month plus tax (if your state charges online tax). $60/year for streaming music is pretty good, especially compared to other services like Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music, etc.
But Apple just one-upped themselves to get students on board, especially with Apple Music.
They’re offering Apple TV+ FREE for students as part of a bundle with Apple Music. So for $5/month, they’re getting Apple Music and Apple TV+.
Now I wish I was back in college…