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akash.nu

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May 26, 2016
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Did any of you subscribe? If yes, what are you watching or have watched so far?!

I’m so glad that Apple actually made it available for the older non AppStore models as well. That means I don’t need to buy a new device.
 

Freakonomics101

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Nov 6, 2014
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I subscribed last night. I don’t know if it’s just me but I find it to be useless. Everything I want to watch I have to pay for and there aren’t many choices.
 

akash.nu

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May 26, 2016
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There are some free Apple original shows to begin with. They’re going to add more each month. I’ve started watching SEE.
 

Shanghaichica

macrumors G5
Apr 8, 2013
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UK
Did any of you subscribe? If yes, what are you watching or have watched so far?!

I’m so glad that Apple actually made it available for the older non AppStore models as well. That means I don’t need to buy a new device.
Yes to this. I have an Apple TV 4 in my living room but the older Apple TV 3 in my dining room. Glad I didn’t have to buy another Apple TV.
 
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ericwn

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Apr 24, 2016
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Got a free year from a recent iPad purchase. Started See and For All Mankind.
 

Ifti

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Dec 14, 2010
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I subscribed last night. I don’t know if it’s just me but I find it to be useless. Everything I want to watch I have to pay for and there aren’t many choices.

Agree with this.
The only thing Im watching is 'See'. Otherwise the rest is useless as I have Netflix and Amazon Video already. I understand AppleTV pulls shows from those avenues into the one single app to make it easier, but even so, the service doesn't wow me enough to pay for it. Will keep it for the free year and then cancel the subscription.
 

stillcrazyman

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Oct 10, 2014
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I've only watched the first three episodes of 'See'. I'm intrigued enough to continue.
I'm looking forward to watching 'For All Mankind' as well.
The other shows - maybe.
 

ericwn

macrumors G3
Apr 24, 2016
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How’s it? I want to start watching it today.

See seems like decent entertainment when you can forget the thought that humanity may not manage to achieve this level of sophistication being all blind and decimated by the billions.

See also looks interesting after episode 1.

What I find annoying is the attempt to present all content via the TV app or whatever that thing is called. I don’t want suggestions to rent or buy content from anywhere but that is thrown at me constantly.
 

scouser75

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Oct 7, 2008
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I recently bought an iPhone 11 so I get a free 1 year trial of Apple TV. But is there a deadline for signing up for the trial?

I'd much rather wait to.start my trial as right now there's no show that really stands out for me.
 

akash.nu

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May 26, 2016
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Just noticed Apple has charged me £4.99 for the Apple TV + subscription. Not sure of I had to subscribe via the newly bought device because I used the old Apple TV to subscribe. Have sent an email to Apple support. Let’s see what they come back with.
 

StumpyBloke

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Apr 21, 2012
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Just noticed Apple has charged me £4.99 for the Apple TV + subscription. Not sure of I had to subscribe via the newly bought device because I used the old Apple TV to subscribe. Have sent an email to Apple support. Let’s see what they come back with.

I had an email straight away from Apple confirming the 12 months free subscription. Didn’t they send you an email confirming something or other?
 

akash.nu

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May 26, 2016
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I had an email straight away from Apple confirming the 12 months free subscription. Didn’t they send you an email confirming something or other?

It says free for a year in the email but on my account a charge is being shown.
 

akash.nu

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May 26, 2016
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So they’ve actually taken money from your bank? Good job you received the free trial confirmation then.

Yeah they have taken money. That’s why I want to check what’s the deal with that transaction. That email will definitely come handy.
 

Shanghaichica

macrumors G5
Apr 8, 2013
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UK
Just noticed Apple has charged me £4.99 for the Apple TV + subscription. Not sure of I had to subscribe via the newly bought device because I used the old Apple TV to subscribe. Have sent an email to Apple support. Let’s see what they come back with.
I’ll have to check. I subscribed via my Apple TV 4 and it said I was eligible for the year free trial because I’d bought a new iPhone. I’ll have to see if I’ve been charged.
 

StumpyBloke

macrumors 68040
Apr 21, 2012
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England
Yeah they have taken money. That’s why I want to check what’s the deal with that transaction. That email will definitely come handy.

I wonder if there is an issue whereby when you sign up for the 12 months free subscription on a “not relevant for the free sub” device you are charged even though you’ve actually just bought a compliant device?
 

Shanghaichica

macrumors G5
Apr 8, 2013
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UK
Going to give See a watch tonight. I watched about 10 minutes of it on Friday night and it looked ok. I also watched 5 minutes of Dickinson and I quite liked that.
 
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Shanghaichica

macrumors G5
Apr 8, 2013
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Just watched the first episode of See. I enjoyed it. The pacing was good. Hopefully it continues to be good.
 

akash.nu

macrumors G3
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May 26, 2016
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I’ll have to check. I subscribed via my Apple TV 4 and it said I was eligible for the year free trial because I’d bought a new iPhone. I’ll have to see if I’ve been charged.

Apple just responded confirming that I didn’t get charged for the Apple TV+ it was something else. I now remember I rented a movie at the same time while subscribing for Apple TV+.
 

Strangedream

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Sep 15, 2019
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The good thing is that I got Apple TV+ for free with my Apple Music membership, but sadly I don't have much time to enjoy it. I still managed to watch the first episode of See and so far I really liked the show, will definitely finish it when I have more time :)
 

ggibson913

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Sep 11, 2006
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Just noticed Apple has charged me £4.99 for the Apple TV + subscription. Not sure of I had to subscribe via the newly bought device because I used the old Apple TV to subscribe. Have sent an email to Apple support. Let’s see what they come back with.

Yes to get your free year you have to subscribe via your new device. For me I had to sign up using the iPhone I got this year.
 

akash.nu

macrumors G3
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May 26, 2016
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Yes to get your free year you have to subscribe via your new device. For me I had to sign up using the iPhone I got this year.

That seems to be incorrect as I got it free but subscribed using my old Apple TV.
 
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