Microsoft broke the news in a quick blog post, officially announcing that Ultimate subscribers will now have the chance to try out a three-month trial of Apple TV+, as well as a three-month trial of Apple Music. These subscriptions will be available at no additional cost as long as you’re an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member. There’s a catch, though: You cannot have an existing Apple TV+ or Apple Music subscription. This promotion seems to be aimed at newcomers — no doubt hoping that you’ll stick around once you try the service.
The company highlights that both Apple subscriptions have a lot to offer. With Apple music, Xbox members can listen to up to 100 million different tracks. Apple TV+ unlocks a whole host of TV shows and movies, including the latest hit “Severance” and the well-loved, super-wholesome “Ted Lasso.” Both of these free trials can be claimed until March 31, 2023, provided you’re not from Russia (either subscription) or Turkey (Apple TV+ is unavailable there).
Teaming up with companies the size of Apple can only do good things for Microsoft. This push with Apple TV+ and Apple Music could be just the thing to help it compete against Sony’s PlayStation Plus subscription plan.