Sony has introduced a rather compelling free addition for owners of the PlayStation 5 in the form of an “extended trial access” to Apple TV+ that will last six months. While these promotions sometimes see South Africa left out of things, this time our country is included.
The official PlayStation South Africa twitter account has confirmed as much recently with the offer page (viewable here) even listing the country under the “participating countries / regions” section.
So how does this work? The offer applies to both variants of the PlayStation 5 so both the regular disc version as well as the discless Digital Edition. Owners of either console will need to follow the steps below before 22nd July 2022 to take advantage of the offer.
1. Find the Apple TV app from your PS5 console’s search bar, or find it under “All apps” in Media home.
2. Download and open the Apple TV app and follow the on-screen instructions.
3. Sign in with your Apple ID or create an Apple ID if you don’t already have one.
4. Enjoy your six free months of Apple TV+.
Just keep in mind that the subscription to Apple TV+ seems to renew automatically after the six month period, charging users R84.99 per month.
We’re not entirely sure why the promotional image for this offer (see the header image above) or the details page here have the price listed as “84.99 R” as Rand prices are almost never written like that, but we’ll chalk it up to a weird Sony quirk.
Also in that promotional image we can see that FIFA 22 and the show Ted Lasso are being used to advertise this promotion.
Finally it’s worth noting some more little details about this offer, such as the fact that it cannot be claimed through any other device apart from the PlayStation 5.
Those who already have an Apple TV+ free trial or subscription can make use of this but those who have access to the service through Apple One are not eligible. This exclusion seems a bit counterintuitive so it’s worth keeping mind of.