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 their subscribers.
Microsoft has announced that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can get two new free perks: a three-month trial of Apple TV Plus and a three-month trial of Apple Music. If you’re like me and have never subscribed to the service before, you finally have a reason to watch Ted Lasso (who I’m told is awesome).
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is already a great deal for gamers. You get access to a library of Netflix-style games that you can download and play on your PC, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S or Xbox One, as well as a nearly identical library that can be streamed over the internet to your 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, being able to continue playing from bed using my Pixel 6 is super convenient.
But in addition to the games, you also get free perks that include Disney Plus and Paramount Plus subscriptions and digital goodies for the titles you’re playing. The only downside to perks that offer free access to other subscription services is that you may not have subscribed to the service before.
So with these latest perks from Apple, I can get the Apple TV Plus three-month trial – allowing me to watch all the best shows and best movies on the streaming service for free – but as a current Apple Music subscriber, I will lose in three free months of this service.
You don’t have to miss out on either, even if you’re not yet a Game Pass Ultimate member. Perks will be available to subscribers until March 31, 2023. As long as you sign up and claim them before that date, you should be golden.