TV Shows in the Apple TV app
The TV Shows screen in the Apple TV app contains all of your favorite TV shows 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. If it’s available to start playing immediately, you’ll get the default channel that lets you watch it in the highest-quality version.
Note: Not all streaming devices support on-device transactions, so you may not be able to buy, rent, or subscribe to shows or channels directly. However, you can sign in with your Apple ID to watch items you’ve already purchased, rented, or subscribed to on other devices.
Browse featured and recommended TV shows
Open the Apple TV app on your smart TV or streaming device.
Navigate to TV Shows, then browse featured TV shows, genres, and collections.
Recommendations appear based on your tastes, or past viewing or purchase and 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 in the Apple TV app . 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 through iTunes or an indicated channel, 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 then select the option you want and confirm your purchase.
Add an item to Up Next: If you want to watch the TV show later, select 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 is added.
Remove an item from Up Next: Select In Up Next.
Go to the next TV show in the category you’re browsing: Navigate right or left. You can also press the button on the smart TV or streaming device remote to go back to the TV Shows screen.
To get more information, navigate down to highlight a row or column, 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 you want to use.
Browse related TV shows: Navigate left or right in the Related row, then select an item.
Explore cast and crew: Navigate 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: Navigate left or right in the How to Watch row to see all of the available ways to watch the TV show in the Apple TV app, including pricing options.
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.
Get more information: Navigate to the bottom of the screen to see ratings, descriptions, and other information.