AppleCare+ Now Available
While you’ve been able to buy the more basic “non-plus” version of AppleCare for the Apple TV for years, with the release of the new Apple TV 4K, Apple is introducing its AppleCare+ Protection Plan to the set-top box.
This means that for an additional $29 you can now get three years of extended warranty coverage and technical support, along with up to two incidents of accidental damage protection every 12 months — each subject to the usual fee, which is $19 in this case.
While most people probably don’t need accidental damage coverage for an Apple TV, it’s worth noting that it does cover the new Siri Remote as well, so we could see it being useful for users with young children, or folks who are simply prone to spilling things on their remotes.
You also get Express Replacement service, so you won’t have to live without your Apple TV in the event you have to send it in for replacement.