Explore Watch Now in the Apple TV app on Mac
Watch Now in the Apple TV app is the place to start watching movies, TV shows, and Friday Night Baseball (not all content is available in all countries or regions). In Watch Now, you can also find Major League Soccer matches when you subscribe to MLS Season Pass. 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 in the sidebar.
The Up Next row displays content you’ve added to Up Next, as well as content you’ve started watching but haven’t finished.
Scroll down to view recommended TV shows, movies, and events—including collections hand-picked by experts, categories based on your viewing history, and friends’ suggestions shared with you from the Messages app.
Click an item to see its rating, description, available viewing options, and purchase or rental information.
Play a movie, TV show, or sports event
In the Apple TV app on your Mac, click an item in the Watch Now window.
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+: Click the subscription button, then follow the onscreen instructions.
Subscribe to an Apple TV channel: Click the subscription button, then follow the onscreen instructions.
Buy or rent a movie or TV show: Click Buy or Rent, then select the option you want and confirm your purchase or rental. For details, see Pick a movie or TV show to watch.
Watch a sports event marked live: Click Watch to go directly to the event, or click the Add button in the upper-right corner to add it to the Up Next row for watching later.
View two shows at the same time
Listen to live local radio during MLS matches or Friday Night Baseball
While playing an MLS match or Friday Night Baseball game in the Apple TV app on your Mac, move the pointer over the viewing area to show playback controls.
Select the Audio Options button in the lower-right corner, then choose an audio track option from the pop-up menu:
TV: Play the audio commentary from the TV broadcast.
Away Team’s Local Radio: Listen to the away team’s local radio broadcast while watching the game (this option is only available for Friday Night Baseball games).
Home Team’s Local Radio: Listen to the home team’s radio broadcast while watching the match or game.
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 window 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 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 appears 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, TV show, or sports event to Up Next
In the Watch Now window of the Apple TV app on your Mac, do either of the following:
Move the pointer over a movie, show, or event thumbnail, click the More button that appears, then choose Add to Up Next.
Click a movie, show, or event thumbnail, then click the Add button in the upper-right corner.
Remove an item from Up Next
In the Watch Now window of the Apple TV app on your Mac, move the pointer over an item in the Up Next row, click the More button that appears, then choose Remove from Up Next.
Share an item from Up Next
In the Watch Now window of the Apple TV app on your Mac, move the pointer over an item in the Up Next row, then click the More button that appears.
Choose Share Show or Share Movie, then choose a sharing option.
Start watching from Up Next
In the Watch Now window of the Apple TV app on your Mac, move the pointer over a thumbnail in the Up Next row, then click the Play button that appears.