Apple TV Plus launched in late 2019 with just nine titles to watch. It’s widened its catalog to more than five dozen.
Apple TV Plus , Apple’s subscription video service has Ted Lasso , the comedy that won a stack of Emmys on Sept. 19; See , a big-budget fantasy starring Jason Momoa; and Foundation , the sci-fi show based on Isaac Asimov’s classic book series, plus other originals. But Apple TV Plus is a little different than Netflix , HBO Max , Disney Plus and other subscription streaming services. For one, Apple TV Plus doesn’t have its own dedicated app (or channel). Its shows live inside the Apple TV app. (And the Apple TV app is different from the Apple TV streaming device. Yeah, it’s confusing.)
Apple TV Plus also lacks a deep library of licensed shows and movies to dive into. The service has original programming almost exclusively, with an emphasis on big-budget, prestige shows. Its lineup of high-end originals has grown to more than five dozen titles since it launched almost two years ago, including Ted Lasso ; See ; Foundation ; The Morning Show , its big-budget drama series starring A-listers Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon ; and The Problem with Jon Stewart , the comedy host’s return to current-affairs TV; among others.
Still, most other subscription streaming services have thousands of hours of programming to watch.
Here are the main things to know about Apple TV Plus. How can I watch Apple TV Plus?
Every Apple TV Plus title — including Ted Lasso, Foundation, See and the rest — is available to all subscribers. Apple TV Plus has only a single, $5-a-month tier, and it unlocks the full catalog of original programming.
But unlike Netflix and other subscription streaming services, Apple TV Plus doesn’t have its own dedicated app. Apple TV Plus programming resides inside Apple’s TV app, which overall serves as a hub to watch programming from other video subscriptions, and to rent or buy movies and shows a la carte. That can be a little confusing, but the TV app has a tab dedicated just to Apple TV Plus originals, so you can find them all in one place without other stuff that requires separate payments.
Apple’s TV app (and, by extension, Apple TV Plus) is available on: Apple devices that can stream video including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV streaming boxes, iPod Touch and Macs
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Xbox PlayStation Samsung smart TVs LG smart TVs Vizio smart TVs Sony smart TVs Apple TV Plus is also available to watch on the web at tv.apple.com . Android users (and anybody with anything other than an iPhone and iPad), take note… If you want to watch on an Android phone, or any mobile device besides an iPhone or iPad, you’ll have to watch in a web browser. Apple’s TV app isn’t available on any mobile devices except the ones Apple makes itself. How much does Apple TV […]