Watch Films in the Apple TV app on Mac
The Films pane in the Apple TV app contains great new film content across Apple TV channels, including those you haven’t subscribed to, as well as the latest releases. You can discover recommendations based on your taste or browse the hottest new releases, collections and other offers.
Once you find a film you want to watch, you can choose how to watch it if it’s available on multiple channels. If the film is available to start playing immediately, you’ll get the default channel that lets you watch it in the highest-quality version.
Browse featured and recommended films
In the Apple TV app on your Mac, click Films at the top of the window.
Scroll to browse featured films, genres and collections.
Recommendations appear based on your tastes, or past viewing or purchase and rental history (If you Like Shrek 2, for example).
To see more films in a category, swipe left or right on the trackpad with two fingers, or click See All.
Click a film to see previews, ratings, descriptions and viewing information.
To return to Films, click the Back button .
Pick a film to watch
In the Apple TV app on your Mac, click Films at the top of the window, then click a film.
Do any of the following:
Watch a free preview: Scroll to Trailers, then click a preview to play it. Press the Esc (Escape) key or click the Close button to return to Films.
Play the film: If the film is already available to you, click Play Film or Resume Playing to start watching it immediately. See Control what’s playing in the Apple TV app on Mac.
Buy or rent the film: Click Buy or Rent, then select the option you want and confirm your purchase or rental.
In some countries or regions, you can rent films. You have 30 days to begin watching a rented film. After you start watching it, you can play it as many times as you want within 48 hours. During the rental period, you can download the rented film on one device at any given time and also stream it on another. For example, you can start watching a film downloaded on your iPhone, then finish watching it later in the Apple TV app on your Mac. Once your time is up, the film is no longer available.
Subscribe to Apple TV+: Click the subscription button, then follow the onscreen instructions.
Subscribe to an Apple TV channel: Click the subscription button, then follow the onscreen instructions.
Add an item to Up Next: If you want to watch the film later, click Add to Up Next to add it to the Up Next row in Watch Now.
The Add to Up Next button changes to In Up Next, indicating the item has been added.
Remove an item from Up Next: Click In Up Next.
To get more information, scroll down to highlight a row or item, then do any of the following:
Browse related films: Click an item in the Related row, or move the pointer over the row and click the left arrow or right arrow to see more items.
Explore cast and crew: Click a person in the Cast & Crew row to see biographical information and associated films and TV programmes, or move the pointer over the row and click the left arrow or right arrow to see more items.
See viewing options: Scroll to the How to Watch row to see all the ways to watch the film in the Apple TV app, with pricing options to buy or rent.
Get more information: Scroll to the bottom of the screen to see ratings, descriptions and other information.
When you buy or rent a film, it automatically plays in the highest-quality format available for your Mac, including high-definition (HD) and 4K resolution formats. These videos might also feature high dynamic range (HDR) in HDR10. See the Apple Support article Find films with 4K, HDR, Dolby Vision or Dolby Atmos in the Apple TV app.