T-Mobile adds free Apple TV+ to its unlimited 5G plan


T-Mobile Magenta Max is all the 5G you can eat.
Magenta Max offers unlimited 5G, and Apple TV+ too.
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T-Mobile is including Apple TV+ for free in its Magenta Max unlimited wireless data plan. Subscribers will have access to Apple’s streaming service along with the carrier’s 5G network without data caps.

Magenta Max already includes other streaming services, including Netflix.

Free Apple TV+ part of T-Mobile’s Magenta Max plan

The big three U.S. wireless carriers compete aggressively for customers, with AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon each offering a variety of features in hopes of standing out. One of the appeals of T-Mobile’s Magenta Max is access to a range of streaming services.

“Magenta Max customers love streaming,” said Mike Sievert, CEO at T-Mobile, said in a statement.”So of course, we’re giving them more of what they love, because that’s just what the Un-carrier does.”

Apple TV+ will be added to the plan on August 31, giving subscribers access to popular and critically acclaimed shows like Severance and Ted Lasso. These are part of a growing collection of series and films, including comedies, crime dramas, sci-fi and documentaries.

Normally, Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month. But not to Magenta Max subscribers.

Magenta Max price and features

T-Mobile’s premium plan costs $90 per month for most individuals, though the carrier offers a $5-per-month auto-pay discount. And those over 55 can save a further $20 per month.

The telecom promises it comes with “unlimited premium smartphone data that won’t slow down based on how much you use.” But the carrier doesn’t let phones share their unlimited 5G/4G data with other computers. It is capped at 40GB per month, though unlimited 3G hotspot data is included.

Besides Apple TV+ and Netflix, other streaming services that are free as part of Magenta Max include Paramount+, YouTube TV, Pandora, SiriusXM and more.

Deal alert: T-Mobile’s plan isn’t the only option to get Apple’s streaming service at no cost.  For a limited time, new and returning subscribers can get three free months of Apple TV+ from Best Buy.


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