Watch Now in the Apple TV app on Mac
The Watch Now pane in the Apple TV app is the place to start watching movies and TV shows (not all content is available in all countries or regions). Find what you want to watch, add it to your Up Next list, then start watching.
Open the Apple TV app on your Mac.
Click Watch Now.
The Up Next row displays content you’ve added to Up Next, including content you’ve started watching but haven’t finished.
Scroll down to view recommended TV shows and movies—including collections hand-picked by experts as well as dedicated categories based on your viewing history.
Click an item to see its rating, description, available viewing options, and purchase or rental information.
Play a movie or TV show
When you find what you want to watch in the Apple TV app on your Mac, click it, then do any of the following:
Play the item: Click Play. (The Play button is available for free content, content you’ve already purchased, or content on Apple TV channels you subscribe to.)
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 or rent a movie: Click Buy or Rent, then select the option you want and confirm your purchase or rental. For details, see Pick a movie to watch.
Buy a TV show episode or season: Click Buy, then select the option you want and confirm your purchase. For details, see Pick a TV show to watch.
See what’s up next
The Up Next row displays content you’ve already started to watch or plan to watch.
In the Watch Now pane of the Apple TV app on your Mac, scroll to the Up Next row to see shows you’ve recently watched or added to Up Next. To see additional items, move the pointer to the beginning or end of the row, then click the left or right arrow that appears.
Shows and movies appear in the order you’re most likely to want to watch them. For example, when a TV episode is finished, the next episode automatically appears in Up Next. And if you’ve already caught up on a show, whenever a new episode becomes available, it immediately shows up in the beginning of the Up Next row.
If you have an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV and are signed in with the same Apple ID you use for the Mac, your viewing progress and episode selection stay in sync in the Apple TV app on those devices. For example, you can start watching a show on your Mac and finish watching it on your iPad, or vice versa.
Add a movie or TV show to Up Next
In the Watch Now pane of the Apple TV app on your Mac, click an item to see its rating, description, available viewing options, and purchase or rental information.
Click Add to Up Next.
The Add to Up Next button changes to In Up Next, indicating that the item is added.
Remove an item from Up Next
In the Watch Now pane of the Apple TV app on your Mac, click In Up Next. (If you don’t see the In Up Next button, first click the item in the Up Next row.)
Start watching from Up Next
In the Watch Now pane of the Apple TV app on your Mac, move the pointer over an item in the Up Next row, then click the Play button that appears.
If the item is not available to play immediately, follow the onscreen instructions.
Click the Close button to return to Watch Now.