While the two companies are fierce rivals in the computing space, Apple and Microsoft are teaming up to make Xbox Game Pass Ultimate even better for its subscribers.
Microsoft announced that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can get two new free benefits: a three-month trial of Apple TV Plus and a three-month trial of Apple Music. If you’re like me and haven’t subscribed to the service before, you finally have a reason to watch Ted Lasso (which I’ve been told is awesome).
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is already a great deal for gamers. You get access to a Netflix-style library of games that you can download and play on your PC, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S or Xbox One, as well as an almost identical library that can be streamed to your computer over the internet. smartphone, Xbox console or PC. I recently used it to play Persona 5 Royal, and while the experience is much better on my 4K TV, it’s super convenient to pick up my playthrough from bed with my Pixel 6.
But in addition to the games, you also get free perks, including Disney Plus and Paramount Plus subscriptions, and digital goodies for the titles you play. The only downside to the perks that give you free access to other subscription services is that you have not previously signed up for the service.
So with these latest perks from Apple, I can get the three-month trial of Apple TV Plus — which lets me watch all the best shows and best movies on the streaming service for free — but as a current Apple Music subscriber, I’m missing out on three free months of that service.
You don’t have to miss either one, though, even if you’re not yet a Game Pass Ultimate member. The benefits are available to subscribers until March 31, 2023. As long as you sign up and claim them before that date, you should be golden.