Free Apple TV+ Offer Returns For Roku Users

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Heads up, Roku fans: Roku is offering three free months of Apple TV+ again, and this time, it’s not just for newcomers. Even if your Roku device has seen better days, you’re in.

Apple’s streaming service is highly regarded thanks to a number of high-quality programmes, such as Ted Lasso, Silo, Foundation and more – even though the selection is still somewhat small when compared to some of the other major streaming services.

The current offer from Roku is a deal we’ve seen twice before – but its return is always welcome, especially since Apple TV+ recently stopped offering free 7-day trials.

And, unlike some other past Roku offers with other streaming services, the Apple TV+ offer is not just for new customers.

Anyone with a Roku device (including Roku TVs) – whether newly bought or one you’ve had for years – can get the free offer this time around (see full instructions and some caveats below).

Apple TV Plus living room man
Photo: Deposit Photos / Alex Shadyuk

And you have plenty of time to redeem this offer – as it’ll be available from now until December 3, 2023.

The main restriction comes from Apple TV’s side – the offer is only open to new subscribers to Apple TV+.

Therefore, if you’re an existing subscriber – or you were subscribed in the past – you can’t officially get the free months.

However, in the past, some users who had previously subscribed to Apple TV+ were still able to take advantage of similar free three-month offers. Your eligibility might depend on the specific type of subscription or trial you’ve had before.

So, you might as well give it a try if you have a Roku device.

What Is Apple TV+?

Apple TV+ is not just another streaming service – it was Apple’s ambitious entry into the world of original programming, aiming to compete with established giants like Netflix, Amazon’s Prime Video, and Disney+.

Apple TV Plus and Netflix
Photo: Deposit Photos / tbtb

Unlike other streaming platforms that offer a mix of original and licensed content, Apple TV+ has taken a unique approach by focusing solely on original programming.

This means that every show, movie, or documentary you watch on Apple TV+ is an Apple original.

Apple TV+ has made a name for itself by producing a number of critically acclaimed shows that have caught the attention of both viewers and critics alike.

Apple TV plus originals
Apple TV+ Originals

Shows like Ted Lasso, which has garnered a massive following for its heartwarming story and humour, Severance with its psychological twists, The Crowded Room starring Tom Holland, and The Morning Show, which recently launched its third season – have all contributed to the platform’s reputation for quality content.

Apple TV+ comes with a monthly subscription fee of £6.99/month. This was after a price hike last year, which adjusted the cost from its initial £4.99/m price point.

Customers who buy an iOS device can also get 3 months of Apple TV+ for free (this used to be a full year, until it was reduced to three months).

In the UK, Apple TV+ is available on most Smart TVs, as well as on Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.

It’s also accessible on streaming devices (such as Amazon’s Fire TV and Roku) and game consoles, but – in a typical Apple fashion – there’s no Android app, so those with an Android mobile phone or tablet can only stream via a browser.

Roku’s Streaming Devices

Roku has long been one of the leading streaming device manufacturers in the US – and it’s been making a name for itself in the UK as well.

The three stand-alone streaming devices from Roku are excellent streamers – with the 4K Streaming Stick being our choice for the top UK streaming device.

Roku Comparison 2022 - Express, Express 4K, Streaming stick 4k

In addition to Apple TV+, Roku devices support most of the streaming services and apps that are currently available in the UK, including the public broadcaster’s streaming apps – BBC iPlayer, ITVX, Channel4 and My5.

The Roku Streambar (see my review) combines two devices in one – a powerful streaming device and a compact soundbar that will, in most cases, sound miles better than your TV’s built-in speakers.

Metz Roku TV Homescreen
Metz Roku TV

In addition, Roku sells Roku TVs – Freeview television sets with Roku’s OS already built into them. Several models are now sold in the UK – including a Roku TV from Hisense, a Roku TV from METZ, a TCL Roku TV and more.

How Do I Get Apple TV+ For Free On Roku?

To take advantage of Roku’s offer, all you need to do is install Roku’s Apple TV+ channel on your device (either directly on the device itself, or via the online channel store).

Roku Apple TV Deal
Roku’s Apple TV Deal

You have to redeem the offer by December 3, 2023.

Do note that once your three months are up, the subscription will renew automatically at the regular price – so don’t forget to cancel before that happens, if you don’t want it to continue.

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