Sky TV’s customers can now get Apple’s popular streaming service, Apple TV+, at no extra cost – for up to six months – thanks to a new offer.
Apple’s streaming service, while not as big as competing services like Netflix, is highly regarded thanks to several critically acclaimed programmes, such as Ted Lasso, Severance, Slow Horses and more.
Sky’s deal, which is available to Sky Q, Sky Glass and Sky Stream customers via Sky VIP, is on for a limited time – until June 30, 2023 (see full instructions below).
And, unlike many other similar offers – this one is available for both new AND existing customers of Sky TV – as well as new AND, some, existing customers of Apple TV+.
This means that even if you already took advantage of a similar Apple TV+ free trial offer in the past – you might be able to add these six free months to your subscription on top.
That’s not ALWAYS the case though – as it depends on the type of free trial/promotion you used on your Apple TV+ account in the past (so the best bet is to simply try this – even if you already have an existing account with Apple TV+, or had one in the past).
Either way, this offer should always work for brand-new Apple TV+ accounts (as long as you activate it before the deadline).
What Is Apple TV+?
It’s a streaming video-on-demand 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 broadcasters.
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 – recently returned for a third (and possibly final) season – so Sky’s offer arrives just in time if you’re a fan.
Normally, Apple TV+ costs £6.99/month (following a price increase last year), but 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 so far.
These days, for example, there’s another Apple TV+ promotion available from Roku – where new and existing users of Roku’s streaming devices can get three free months of Apple TV+.
How Do I Get Apple TV+ For Free On Sky?
To activate Sky’s offer, you can say “Get Apple TV+” to your Sky set-top box, which will then start the process of setting up the app and the free trial.
The offer will then be activated via a special link customers can get via their Sky VIP membership.
Sky VIP is Sky’s loyalty programme – which is automatically available for free to all of Sky TV’s customers.
You can also activate the offer on your phone or tablet, by following these steps:
- Open the My Sky app on your phone/tablet.
- Select Sky VIP at the bottom.
- Scroll down and select Giveaways.
- Select the Apple TV+ free trial offer.
- Select the unique code that shows on this page (this will take you to the Apple TV+ app on your phone or tablet, or to the Apple TV website if you’re on an Android device – as those don’t currently have a native Apple TV app).
- Sign in with your Apple ID (or sign up if you don’t have one yet)
- Claim the 6-month reward.
- Go to the Apple TV+ app on your Sky Q, Glass or Stream. Select Sign-in and follow the on-screen instructions.
Remember that once your free six months are up – your Apple TV+ subscription will renew automatically at the regular £6.99/month price.
Therefore, don’t forget to cancel your Apple TV+ subscription before that happens, if you don’t want to be billed for it.
Some Sky customers can get additional streaming services for free: Those with Sky Q, Sky Glass and Sky Stream devices can currently get Discovery+ for free, and Sky Cinema subscribers can get Paramount+ for free.