How Much Does Apple TV+ Cost?

Apple TV+ offers critically acclaimed original content for $9.99 a month.
Sarah Edwards
By Sarah Edwards 
Updated
Edited by Kathy Hinson

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Unlike some other major streaming services, Apple TV+ has carved out a niche by focusing on original programming. While viewers won’t find sports or network TV shows, they’ll be treated to big-budget movies and award-winning series they can’t watch anywhere else.

The base Apple TV+ cost is $9.99 per month with a seven-day free trial, making it an affordable option among its many competitors.

How much does Apple TV+ cost per month?

As mentioned, the base price of Apple TV+ is $9.99 per month. For this fee, viewers gain access to the platform’s full library of original series and movies.

With Apple TV+, you can:

  • Stream on to up to six devices at once.

  • Watch content in 4K high definition without an additional fee.

  • Enjoy ad-free programming.

If you purchase an Apple device (such as an iPhone, iPad or the Apple TV streaming device), you’ll receive a free three-month subscription to Apple TV+. This subscription doesn’t require you to purchase any additional months of service. Also, verified students on an Apple Music Student Plan get Apple TV+ for free.

But note that Apple TV+ is only compatible with Apple devices and select brands of smart TVs. Android users will have to stream content by opening a browser window.

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How much does Apple TV+ cost when bundling with Apple One?

If you’re an existing Apple user, you may be able to save some money by bundling.

Apple One allows you to bundle Apple TV+ and as many as five additional Apple services in one package. Pricing tiers range from $19.95 to $37.95 per month, depending on the number of services provided and number of users on the account.

Does Apple TV+ allow password sharing?

Apple TV+ allows users to share with as many as five family members. The Apple One bundle allows users to share Apple’s other bundled apps.

Parents can use parental controls to restrict access to content above a particular age rating.

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How does the cost of Apple TV+ fit your budget?

When budgeting, remember that entertainment is a nice-to-have but not essential service. Therefore, it falls into the "30" part of the 50/30/20 budget (50% of income going toward needs, 30% toward wants and 20% toward savings).

Finally, remember that some credit cards offer rewards on streaming services. This means you can save money while still enjoying the latest episode of “Ted Lasso” and other Apple TV+ hits.