Download and stream content from Apple TV channels

Learn about downloading and streaming content from channels that you subscribe to in the Apple TV app.

How many devices can I stream channels on?

When you subscribe to channels in the Apple TV app, you and any Family Sharing members can stream each channel on up to 3 devices at the same time. Some channels might allow streaming on more than 3 devices simultaneously.

How do I download content from a channel?

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can download select TV shows and movies from a channel in the Apple TV app to watch offline. 

To download an episode or movie:

  1. Open the Apple TV app on your iOS device.
  2. Go to the channel's page or search for the movie or TV show that you want to download.
  3. Tap  next to an episode or movie.

To find and play your downloads, go to the Library tab and tap Downloaded.

Do downloads expire?

For most channels, downloads are available for up to 30 days before they expire. For a few channels, downloads might expire earlier. When a download expires, it's removed from your device and you'll receive a notification in the Apple TV app. If a download was removed before you watched it, go to the channel and see if it’s available to download again.

Is there a limit for how many titles I can download?

Some 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 will alert you. You’ll need to delete previously downloaded TV episodes or movies on one of your (or your family's) devices before you can download anything else from that channel.

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