The docudrama Emancipation hits Apple TV+ tomorrow, and to make sure Will Smith fans can watch it, Apple is offering a free two-month trial of its streaming video service.
That’s much longer than the usual 7-day trial.
Apple TV+ free from Will Smith
Apple TV+ has a relatively small subscriber base compared to some of its rivals. So for people to see signature films like Emancipation, Apple needs people top sign up for the service. The best way to get new subscribers is with a free trial.
The offer of a lengthy trial of Apple’s streaming service comes from Will Smith on Instagram. He says:
“I’ve been reading a lot of the comments and I see a lot of people saying they don’t have Apple TV+. That’s unacceptable to me, so I went to Apple and I was like, ‘Yo, you know, we got the film, but people need to have Apple TV+.’ So I got two months free of Apple TV+ for everybody to watch Emancipation. “
To claim the offer, go to apple.co/willgift and tap on “Accept 2 Months Free.” After two months, the viewer will automatically be charged for ongoing service. In the United States, that’s $6.99 per month.
This is a trial offer intended to bring in new subscribers. Apple notes the deal is for “New and qualified returning subscribers only.” It’s not available to those who already have an Apple TV+ subscription. All they’ll get is a note that says, “This offer is only available for new subscribers.”
For those unfamiliar with Apple TV+, the streaming service doesn’t require an Apple device. The Apple TV app is also available for Roku, Chromecast, etc.
Watch Emancipation starting Dec. 9
While most people might not realize they’ve heard of Peter, the subject of Apple’s new historical drama, a glance at his picture in the Library of Congress could remind them. His back, scarred from brutal whippings, was photographed after he escaped slavery in 1863. After seeing the picture, Smith decided to turn Peter’s heroic struggle into a film.
Emancipation‘s director is Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), and the film was written by William N. Collage. Cinematography is by Robert Richardson. In addition to Smith, it also stars Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma).
A free two-month Apple TV+ trial offer means the docudrama is available for almost anyone to watch.