Users of Roku’s streaming devices – both new AND existing – can now get three months of Apple’s popular streaming service, Apple TV+, for free.
Apple’s streaming service is highly regarded thanks to a number of high-quality programmes, such as Ted Lasso, Severance, Slow Horses and more – even though the selection is still relatively small when compared to the other major streaming services.
The current deal from Roku is a repeat of the one we saw last year. Unlike some other Roku offers with other streaming services, the Apple TV+ offer is not just for new customers.
Anyone with a Roku device – whether newly bought or one you’ve had for years – can get the free offer this time around (see full instructions below)
But don’t wait too long – since the offer is only available until May 7, 2023 – and with one main caveat.
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.
Note, however, that when we saw similar offers in the past – some people WERE able to get the free three months again, even though they were subscribed to Apple TV+ before – so this possibly depends on the type of subscription/trial you had.
Therefore, you might as well give it a try if you have a Roku device.
What Is Apple TV+?
It’s a streaming VOD service, that lets you watch original content from Apple – movies, documentaries and TV programmes, and it’s available on most Smart TVs and streaming devices sold in the UK.
Unlike many other streaming services, Apple TV+ only airs “originals”, so it doesn’t have a massive library of past content from other channels.
But over the years Apple TV+ made a name for itself thanks to several critically acclaimed original TV shows and films: For All Mankind, Foundation, Pachinko and the academy-award-winning film, CODA.
One of Apple TV’s most acclaimed shows – Ted Lasso – is coming back for a third season on March 15 – which fits in nicely with the current offer from Roku.
Normally, Apple TV+ costs £6.99/month (following a price increase last year), though every new customer of Apple TV+ can get a free 7 days trial, and customers who buy iOS devices can get three free months.
Other Apple TV+ offers are regularly available as well – via retail stores, mobile companies and even banks – in total, I probably had more than a year of Apple TV+ for free.
And now – you can get three free months with Roku’s offer.
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.
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, All4 and My5.
If you’re still waiting to jump on board the Roku wagon, all three of their streaming devices – and the Streambar which adds a soundbar – are discounted at the moment (Not sure which one to get? See our Roku comparison).
- Roku Express (HD Entry Level) – Check Price
- Roku Express 4K (4K Entry Level) – Check Price
- Roku Streaming Stick 4K (Premium) – Check Price
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.
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).
You have to redeem the offer by May 7, 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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