The U.S. tech giant Apple Inc. has decided to reward students with free access to its recently launched Apple TV+ who have subscribed to Apple Music. The deal was first unveiled by Hailee Steinfeld, a star cast of the new show Dickinson on Apple TV+, and later confirmed by Apple Inc. itself.
Apple Music provides access to an audio library of 50 million songs, live local radio stations, and else for a monthly charge of $4.99 for students in the U.S. For non-students, the audio streaming service costs $9.99 per month for individuals and $15 per month for a family in the U.S.
Apple just launched Apple TV+ globally (more than 100 countries), including India. The launch of the on-demand video streaming service is meant for posing a stiff competition in the video streaming app market that has been mainly ruled by Netflix and Amazon Prime Video so far. Walt Disney is also coming up with a similar service Disney+ on November 12. Apple has an investment outlay of $6 billion for creating original content (in English mainly) for Apple TV+ to beat the competition in the market.
Apple TV+ is available exclusively on the Apple TV app, which costs $4.99 per month including Family sharing. The video streaming service features popular movies and original TV shows to entertain the users.
The users need to have iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, and Mac to access Apple TV+ through Apple TV app. The Apple TV app is also given free for one year with a new purchase of iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, or Mac. This means that users who do not have Apple devices cannot access the app directly on their devices but via the web by accessing tv.apple.com. However, the app is available in some Android smart TV models, which will be extended to most of the Android smart TV models in the future.
As far as Indian users are concerned, we are getting reports that Apple TV+ service is not yet available on the Apple TV app and mentions that it is “coming soon”. However, it might be available in a few hours to come. So, Apple device owners must keep on checking for the availability of the service and notify us in the comments below.