Browse and play Apple Fitness+ workouts on Apple TV
Whether you’re at home or on the road, you can connect your Apple Watch to the Fitness app on any Apple TV with tvOS 14.3 or later to start playing workouts from Apple Fitness+.
Note: Apple Fitness+ workouts are always available for browsing, but to play them you must be a subscriber and have an Apple Watch connected to the Fitness app on Apple TV.
Apple Fitness+ offers recommendations for workouts based on the things you typically do with the Workout app on Apple Watch, as well as your favorite apps that work with the Health app on iPhone. Fitness+ will even suggest new trainers and workouts to help you round out your routine.
Open Fitness on Apple TV.
Do any of the following:
Browse featured workouts: Swipe left or right to browse the items at the top of the screen, or swipe down to a category, then swipe left or right to browse items.
Browse by workout type: Swipe down to the row of workouts by type, then swipe left or right and select an item to see more details.
To sort items on the screen that appears, select Recent in the upper-right corner of the screen, then select sorting options (Recent, Trainer, Time, Music) or select Cancel.
To filter items on the screen that appears, select options on the left side of the screen for Trainer, Time, and Music.
Browse by trainer: Swipe down to the row of trainers, then swipe left or right and select an item to see more details.
To sort items on the screen that appears, select Recent in the upper-right corner of the screen, then select sorting options (Recent, Workout Type, Time, Music) or select Cancel.
To filter items on the screen that appears, select options on the left side of the screen for Workout Type, Time, and Music.
Highlight a workout, then press the Touch surface of the Siri Remote to view it.
Do any of the following:
Preview a workout: Select Preview to watch a 30-second preview.
Play the workout: Select “Try 1 Month Free” if you haven’t subscribed or “Let’s Go” if you’re a subscriber.
Play featured songs from the workout in Music: Swipe down to the list of songs, then select a song to open the workout playlist in the Music app (Apple Music subscription required).
Browse related workouts: Swipe down to the Related Workouts row, then swipe left or right to browse another workout.
Pause or resume a workout
During a workout in Fitness on Apple TV, press the Touch surface or press the Play/Pause button on the Siri Remote.
Change onscreen metrics from Apple Watch during workouts
During your workout, you can track your progress onscreen for each of your rings, as well as your heart rate and calories burned, all shown in real time on your Apple TV.
Some workouts also display the Burn Bar, which shows how your metrics compare to others who have done the workout before. The more calories you burn, the higher you land on the Burn Bar. Your position on the Burn Bar is saved in your workout summary along with your other metrics.
You can change the onscreen metrics from Apple Watch that you see on the screen during a workout. Metrics settings sync across the Fitness app on all your devices signed in with your Apple ID, such as iPhone and iPad.
During a workout in Fitness on Apple TV, swipe down on the Touch surface of the Siri Remote to show the Info pane, then swipe to the Metrics pane and do one of the following:
Turn off all metrics: Turn off Show Metrics.
Your metrics are still collected, but they aren’t displayed on the screen.
Change how time is displayed: Choose “Off,” “Show Time Elapsed,” or “Show Time Remaining.”
Turning off Time still shows the timer for intervals in your workout.
Turn off the Burn Bar: Turn off Burn Bar.
If you turn off the Burn Bar, your workouts don’t contribute to the community Burn Bar and you won’t see your position at the end of your workout.
Turn on captions and subtitles
Apple Fitness+ workouts support standard captions, as well as subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
During a workout in Fitness on Apple TV, swipe down on the Touch surface of the Siri Remote to show the Info pane, then swipe to the Subtitles pane and choose a language.
For more detailed instructions on using Fitness with iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, see the Apple Watch User Guide.