While both 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 perks: 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’m told is awesome).
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is already a great opportunity 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 near-identical library that you can stream over the internet to your smartphone, Xbox or PC . I’ve been using it recently to play Persona 5 Royal, and while the experience is much better on my 4K TV, being able to pick up the game from bed with the Pixel 6 is very convenient.
But in addition to the games, you also get free perks that included Disney Plus and Paramount Plus subscriptions and digital goodies for the titles you play. The only downside to the benefits that other subscription services provide for free is that you cannot sign up for the service in advance.
With these latest Apple benefits, I can get a three-month trial of Apple TV Plus – 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’m going to miss three months of the service for free.
However, you don’t have to miss any of them, even if you’re not yet a Game Pass Ultimate member. Benefits will be available to subscribers until March 31, 2023. If you sign up and claim them before that date, you should be golden.