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Discussion in 'Streaming and Digital Media' started by Sam Posten, Jan 30, 2018.
It's official: $4.99 a month and if you buy an Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, or Mac...
...free for a year.
For your entire family.
Let the streaming price wars begin!
Lately, I've been thinking about trying Apple TV 4k, and the free trial will get me to try it.
I do love our Roku Ultra 4k, and I really like its remote better though too.
Apple dropped the price on its main new phone, the iPhone 11, to $699 from the $1,000 mark it charged in the past two years. Apple also introduced a new flagship phone, known as the Pro, that will sell for $1,000. Hope that doesn't mean they reduce the trade in value of current phone. Hope it is true that you get Apple TV free for a year with the purchase of a new Apple device.
So what if you already have those things?
Then... you pay $4.99 a month...
Skipping it. I already pay for three streaming services and Disney will be number four this fall so I can watch the Mandalorian. No room in the budget for yet another service.
You don't see any value in it for just a month here or there, when it's less than the cost of 1 movie rental?
You certainly don't have to stay subscribed month after month...
I’m just surprised that they’re not offering some kind of intro offer to people who already have their tech. I bought two Macs in July/August and an AppleTV 4K in the winter. That’s an enormous sum over the course of a year, but apparently that counts for nothing because I bought in August instead of September? If they were looking to give people who were likely to try them out a reason not to, they should keep that up.
Existing customers always get screwed by these media companies.
I don't think I'd classify Apple as a media company. They're an ecosystem company.
What if I bought a new Mac, literally, last week? Am I still out in the cold?
Looks like we’re in the same boat. But maybe it’s worth a call to them once they roll it out.
I did buy it in September, on 9/3.
I currently have Prime, Hulu and Netflix. I’ve not seen any Apple content that’s compelling enough to add it or replace one of the others. I’m a huge fan of licensed content and there’s not much I’ve heard about that so far.
I would love a free year too but giving that deal to everybody who owns a piece of Apple hardware? Do you really think that's reasonable?
Purchasing a Roku or Amazon Fire doesn't get you 1 free year of anything, but purchasing an Apple TV does. Shouldn't Apple be applauded for that?
Last week when you bought that Mac, college students buying the same Mac got $200 off, 20% off Apple Care, 6 free months of Apple Music and $4.99 pricing thereafter, and a free pair of $349 Beats headphones.
Did you post how upset you were over that or did I just miss it?
This deal does not start until November. Anybody who wants to take advantage of it has been given plenty of warning ahead of time to plan their purchases accordingly.
Not interested in anything they previewed today so... nope.
Maybe it's just rubbing me the wrong way, but I'm just surprised to see such... crankiness... over this.
The way I look at it - right now I can rent a movie on iTunes for $5.99 or watch Apple TV+ with a couple hundred hours of original programming for $4.99. If I share it with up to 6 members of my family that works out to .83¢ per person. Some get it free for 1 full year.
Is there any way Apple could have packaged this to have garnered a better reaction or did Apple never have a chance?