Apple’s streaming video service, Apple TV+ is set to launch in Canada on November 1, 2019, at the price of $5.99 CAD per month. You can start streaming right away via the TV app on your iOS devices, Apple TV or Mac or via tv.apple.com.
If you want to get one year of Apple TV+ for free, all you have to do is “purchase any new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch starting September 10,” and you’ll get one year of the service included, a $71.88 CAD value.
Apple says starting November 1, “customers can initiate the one-year free offer in the Apple TV app on the device running the latest software.” Customers will have three months after their device activation to claim the free Apple TV+ offer, or three months starting November 1 if their purchase was made before the launch of the service.
Your Apple TV+ subscription will renew automatically after one year, at $5.99 CAD per month. Apple says customers can cancel their subscription at any time within Settings “at least one day before each renewal date.” If you cancel during the free period, the remainder of the subscription will be forfeited.
Apple says this offer applies to both new and refurbished models. With an Apple TV+ subscription, up to six family members can share the service and watch with their own Apple ID and password.
“Only one one-year offer is available per family, regardless of the number of devices purchased,” explains Apple.
Apple TV+ will offer a 7-day free trial starting November 1 on the following devices running iOS 12.3 or later, tvOS 12.3 or later and macOS Catalina:
You will also be able to watch Apple TV+ on the Apple TV app on select 2018, 2019 and newer televisions such as Samsung smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV, LG, Roku, Sony and VIZIO “platforms in the future,” says the company.
Apple says those with AirPlay 2-enabled Samsung, LG and VIZIO smart TVs will require iOS 12.3 or later or macOS Catalina to play or mirror Apple TV+ originals from the Apple TV app on their iOS or Mac devices to their smart TVs. Apple says select Sony smart TVs are set to get AirPlay 2 later this year.
Apple TV+ subscriptions can be purchased and viewed on the web at tv.apple.com in Safari, Chrome and Firefox.
If you’re buying a new Apple product this fall, one year of complimentary Apple TV sounds like a nice perk, but the service definitely will have a limited library at launch compared to Netflix and Disney+, which is coming soon.