Download a show, movie, 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 show, movie, or event.
- Choose the show, movie, 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 show or movie? You might have reached the limits for downloads, or the channel might 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 might expire earlier.
Some Apple TV channels might 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 alerts you. If you want to download more titles, delete TV episodes or movies that you 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 6 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 6 simultaneous streams per Apple ID.
- Apple TV channels: One subscription allows you to enjoy up to 3 simultaneous streams for most channels. Some channels might allow more or less than 3 simultaneous streams.
More ways to watch
- You can also buy movies and TV shows 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.
- Learn 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 might vary by country or region. See what’s available in your country or region.