Download a TV programme, film or event on your iPhone, iPad or Mac
- Open the Apple TV app on your iPhone, iPad or Mac.
- Browse or search for a TV programme, film or event.
- Choose the TV programme, film or event, then choose the Download button.
- To find and play your downloads, go to the Library tab, then choose Downloaded.
- Can't download a TV programme or film? You may have reached the limits for downloads, or the channel may not allow downloads.*
* You can't download content from the Apple TV app on Apple TV, smart TVs, streaming devices and on tv.apple.com. Instead, you can only stream content on these devices.
Limits for downloads
For most Apple TV channels, downloads are available for up to 30 days before they expire. For a few channels, downloads may expire earlier.
Some Apple TV channels may have limits for how many titles can be downloaded simultaneously and the number of devices you can download content on. If you reach the limit, the Apple TV app will alert you. If you want to download more titles, delete TV episodes or films that you've already downloaded from one of your (or your family's) devices.
Limits for streaming on multiple devices
- Apple TV+: one subscription allows you to enjoy six simultaneous streams. If you have an Apple Music student subscription, which includes Apple TV+ for a limited time, you can stream Apple TV+ only on one device at a time.
- MLS Season Pass: one subscription allows you to enjoy up to six simultaneous streams per Apple ID.
- Apple TV channels: one subscription allows you to enjoy up to three simultaneous streams. Some channels may allow more than three simultaneous streams.
More ways to watch
- You can also buy films and TV programmes in the Apple TV app.
- On an iPhone or iPad, you can restrict the rating of content in the Apple TV app using Content & Privacy Restrictions in Screen Time. On Apple TV, you can turn on restrictions in Settings. You can also turn on restrictions for the Apple TV app on your smart TV.
- Find out what to do if you can't stream or watch video content.
The Apple TV app, Apple TV channels, Apple TV+, MLS Season Pass and store availability may vary by country or region. See what's available in your country or region.