New and existing users of Roku’s streaming devices and Roku TVs, can now get three months of Apple’s popular streaming service, Apple TV+, for free.
Apple’s streaming service, while not very big in terms of the size of its library, is highly regarded thanks to a number of high-quality programmes, such as Ted Lasso, Severance, The Morning Show and more.
While similar Roku offers, with other streaming services, have been available in the past, those were usually only available with brand new Roku devices.
This time, however, anyone with a Roku device – whether newly bought or an old one – can get the free offer (see full instructions below), which is available until November 28 – with one main caveat.
The main restriction is on Apple TV’s side – the offer is only open to new subscribers of Apple TV+.
If you’re an existing subscriber – or you were subscribed in the past – you can’t get the free months.
Note, however, that I’ve heard from people who WERE able to get the free three months, even though they were subscribed to Apple TV+ in the past – 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 most other streaming services, Apple TV+ only airs “originals”, so it doesn’t have a huge library of past content from other channels.
But in the past year, Apple TV+ made a name for itself thanks to several critically acclaimed original TV shows and films: For All Mankind, Ted Lasso, Foundation, Slow Horses and academy-award-winning film, CODA.
Normally, Apple TV+ costs £4.99/month, 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.
Now, Roku users can get three months for free as well.
Roku’s Streaming Devices
Roku has long been one of the leading streaming device manufacturers in the US – and it’s slowly making a name for itself in the UK as well.
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, ITV Hub, 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).
And on top, you now get the Apple TV+ offer.
- Roku Express (HD Entry Level) – Check Price
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- 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 – television sets with Roku’s OS already built into them. The most recent one, a Roku TV from METZ, has been announced recently and will be coming to UK stores in October.
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 November 28, 2022.
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.