by Brandon Butler
More free AppleTV+ time 10/9/2020

Matthew Panzarino at TechCrunch:

Apple told me today that it will be extending Apple TV+ subscriptions that are set to end November 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021 through their billing date in February of 2021.

The basic situation is that Apple gave away a free year of Apple TV+ to new device purchasers last year and those are all set to end in November. Apple knows everyone is still looking at a tough winter ahead filled with COVID-related restrictions so it’s bumping those subs out to February.

Monthly users whose subscription start date is before November 1st, 2020 also get a deal, with a $4.99 credit (the cost of an Apple TV+ subscription) appearing for November, December and January 2021. You do not have to do anything to receive the credit and users will be getting emails notifying them of these extensions/credits.

I already deleted my reminder to cancel my Apple TV+ subscription. I love it. For All Mankind, Dickinson, Ted Lasso, Central Park, Tiny World, Home Before Dark, Home, and coming soon, Wolfwalkers — had I been paying $5 each month, I’d argue I have gotten more value out of Apple TV+ than my HBO Max sub, which is $12.99 per month and I usually just watch John Oliver. Oh, and a delightful show called Selena + Chef, wherein pop star Selena Gomez uses her time in quarantine to learn to cook extravagant meals over Zoom with world famous chefs. But I digress. If you don’t have an Apple TV+ sub, you’re missing out on a lot of good content, and if you have one you now get a few (more) months free. If you don’t have an Apple device, you can sign up and watch on the web at tv.apple.com.