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This message was authored by Paul43 This message was authored by: Paul43

Apple TV free trial

I had a call from Sky today seeing how I was getting on with my recently installed Sky Stream today. During the conversation he said that I would get 6 months free trial of Apple TV. I followed the QR code gove by Apple TV on my Sky Stream home page, went throuh the laborius Apple registration to be given the option of a 7 day free trial. How do I get the six months

 

If the caller was not genuinly from Sky how did he know my activation date? 

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As far as I'm aware the only free Apple TV + offer is for 3 months and you get the redemption code/activation URL by claiming it via Sky VIP in the My Sky app



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@Paul43 wrote:

I had a call from Sky today seeing how I was getting on with my recently installed Sky Stream today. During the conversation he said that I would get 6 months free trial of Apple TV. I followed the QR code gove by Apple TV on my Sky Stream home page, went throuh the laborius Apple registration to be given the option of a 7 day free trial. How do I get the six months

 

If the caller was not genuinly from Sky how did he know my activation date? 


The current offer from Sky is for a 3 month free trial. The previous Apple TV+ offer was for 6 months but this expired at the end of 2023. 

You can claim the 3 month trial via the VIP section of the MySky app. 

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The current three month Apple TV+ trial from Sky is for new and returning Apple TV+ customers.

It is available in MySky app under the Gifts and Discounts section.

Also, there has been for a few days and is there today, a  tile on the top rail of the Sky Stream homepage, promoting the offer.

 

The six month trial from Sky was the previous one and that has expired.

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This message was authored by Skyuser1981 This message was authored by: Skyuser1981

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Is this offer still valid as of 15th April?

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The offer is still available to request a code in my MySky app via the Sky VIP section under Gifts and discounts.

I have taken up the offer already.

 

More details in the news section on this community;

https://helpforum.sky.com/t5/Sky-TV/Get-3-months-free-AppleTV-with-Sky-VIP/ba-p/4604583

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I have given up trying to redeem my free 3 months as I cannot get it to acknowledge my debit card.  This is an Apple issue and not Sky. All goes well until it says Authentication required for my transaction.  I select OK but after a few seconds responds with "your payment method was declined'.  I have no idea why as the payment method is the one associated with my Apple ID and frequently Apple payments are successfully made.  I must have tried at least 20 times over the last 10 days.

 

It doesn't particularly bother me but is a bit baffling as it is exactly the same details as the last time I redeemed and Apple TV Offer 🤷‍♂️

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@Fothergill1 

Has your card saved on Apple Pay  expired ?

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@Fothergill1 wrote:

I have given up trying to redeem my free 3 months as I cannot get it to acknowledge my debit card.  This is an Apple issue and not Sky. All goes well until it says Authentication required for my transaction.  I select OK but after a few seconds responds with "your payment method was declined'.  I have no idea why as the payment method is the one associated with my Apple ID and frequently Apple payments are successfully made.  I must have tried at least 20 times over the last 10 days.

 

It doesn't particularly bother me but is a bit baffling as it is exactly the same details as the last time I redeemed and Apple TV Offer 🤷‍♂️


It's probably something to do with your debit card authentication. Banks often require re-confirmation of a card being used for particular services if not used regularly. 

If you have an Apple device it's easy to go into your Apple ID and check the Payment & Shipping settings, or you can do it via the web. It's worthwhile re-entering your card details every so often via one of these methods as it will re-authorise with your bank that you are happy for the card to be used. 

Whenever I've had a payment issue with an Apple service, re-authorising the credit card I have on my account has always fixed the issue. 

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Hi @Jporch316 That had occurred to me but I pay my Disney+ through Apple and that went through earlier in the month without any issue.  I have just removed the card from my Apple account and re-entered it but that hasn't helped.

 

Although I had no problem redeeming previous offers I'm not overly bothered about this current one  as I would have cancelled it after the 3 month trial anyway.  

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@Padam_Padam and @Jporch316 Thanks for your input.  To cut a long story short I added another card to my Apple Account and managed to redeem the 3 months offer on my first attempt 😀

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@Fothergill1 wrote:

@Padam_Padam and @Jporch316 Thanks for your input.  To cut a long story short I added another card to my Apple Account and managed to redeem the 3 months offer on my first attempt 😀


Excellent - glad you got it sorted. There's some excellent stuff on Apple TV+ at the moment. I can highly recommend Sugar, Masters Of The Air, The New Look and Lessons In Chemistry, all of which we are enjoying immensely. 

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@Padam_Padam Thanks, I will definitely give them a look.  I watched the free 1st episode of Master of the Air and am looking forward to the rest of the series.  I believe Silo is also worth a look.

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@Fothergill1 wrote:

@Padam_Padam Thanks, I will definitely give them a look.  I watched the free 1st episode of Master of the Air and am looking forward to the rest of the series.  I believe Silo is also worth a look.


I've just started Silo, only 5 episodes but loving it.



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@Fothergill1 wrote:

@Padam_Padam Thanks, I will definitely give them a look.  I watched the free 1st episode of Master of the Air and am looking forward to the rest of the series.  I believe Silo is also worth a look.


I've just started Silo, only 5 episodes but loving it.


Silo is excellent. The final episode of season 1 in particular is quite the jaw dropper. Apple do sci-fi very well. For All Mankind has been superb every season. Constellation is worth a look too - it takes a while to get your head round it but then something happens which makes it all make sense... 

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