TV Shows in the Apple TV app
The TV Shows screen in the Apple TV app contains all of your favorite TV shows, news, and Apple TV channels, including recommendations based on your taste and viewing history.
Once you find a TV show you want to watch, you can choose how to watch it if it’s available on multiple channels and apps. If it’s available to start playing immediately, you’ll get the default channel or app that lets you watch it in the highest-quality version.
Browse featured and recommended TV shows
Open the Apple TV app on Apple TV.
In the menu bar, swipe to TV Shows, then browse featured TV shows, news, genres, and collections.
Recommendations appear based on your tastes or past viewing or purchase/rental history (If you like The Daily Show, for example).
Select a TV show to see previews, ratings, descriptions, and viewing information.
Pick a TV show to watch
When you select a TV show, a new screen appears with ratings, descriptions, and viewing information, including all of the ways you can watch the TV show on Apple TV. If you’re buying episodes, you can select individual episodes or an entire season.
In the Apple TV app , do any of the following:
Play the TV show: If the TV show is already available to you to watch as a purchase or on an indicated channel or app, select Play to start watching it immediately.
Subscribe to Apple TV+: Select “Try Apple TV+ Free” or Subscribe, then follow the onscreen instructions to confirm your subscription.
Subscribe to an Apple TV channel: Click “Try [channel] Free” and follow the onscreen instructions.
Buy an episode or season: Select “Buy from [price],” then select the option you want and confirm your purchase.
Open the TV show in another app: Select “Open In,” then select an app. If an app isn’t immediately available, follow the onscreen instructions to install it and connect to it. Some apps may require a subscription.
Add an item to Up Next: If you want to watch the TV show later, select Add to Up Next to add it to Up Next in the Watch Now screen.
Remove an item from Up Next: Select In Up Next.
Go to the next TV show in the category you’re browsing: Swipe right or left. You can also press the button on the Siri Remote to go back to the TV Shows screen.
To get more information, scroll down to highlight a row or item, then do any of the following:
Browse seasons and episodes: Select an episode, or select a season, then browse episodes. When you select an episode, you’ll be able to pick which channel or app you want to use.
Browse related TV shows: Scroll left or right in the Related row, then select a TV show.
Explore cast and crew: Scroll left or right in the Cast & Crew row, then select a person to see biographical information and associated movies and TV shows.
See viewing options: Scroll left or right in the How to Watch row to see all of the ways to watch the TV show on Apple TV, including pricing options to buy, or the available Apple TV channels or apps.
Some content and apps are available with a subscription. To sign up, select the item and follow the sign-up process using your Apple ID. If you haven’t installed the app yet, you’ll be prompted first to download it from the App Store.
Other content may be available to you with your cable or satellite subscription. If this is your first time using an app that requires a cable or satellite subscription, you may need to enter your TV provider credentials (see Set up single sign-on with your TV provider on Apple TV).
Get more information: Scroll to the bottom of the screen to see ratings, descriptions, and other information.