How to watch Apple TV+ on a smart TV
You’ve got Apple TV+ but how do you hook it up to your TV? Here’s everything you need to know to stream Apple TV+ from the comfort of your home.
Despite being a latecomer to the streaming service wars, Apple TV+ is now one of the frontrunners. Perhaps it’s because of its affordability — at £6.99 per month, it’s significantly cheaper than competitors Amazon Prime Video (£8.99 a month) and Netflix (£10.99 a month), or maybe it’s down to its eclectic collection of original content.
Unlike other streaming services, such as NOW, Apple exclusively houses original content, for example, series like Severance, Slow Horses, The Morning Show, and The Undoing. We remember watching snippets of the first episode of The Undoing on Gogglebox, which stars Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman as a married couple, and we were immediately hooked.
Don’t be mistaken into thinking Apple TV+ is just for series, though, there's movies, too, like Greyhound, Hala, and The Banker. There are some huge projects in the pipeline, too, like Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, which includes Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert de Niro; Dolly starring Florence Pugh as a robot who kills her ‘owner’; and spy thriller Argylle with Dua Lipa in the supporting cast. All of these upcoming movies are based on books, which is exciting.
That’s not all, there’s an array of docuseries like Billie Eilish: The World's A Little Blurry, The Year Earth Changed, and Flee.
If you’re reading this article, you probably already know how great the content is as you have Apple TV+ and are wanting to know how to watch it on your smart TV. Here’s how you can watch Apple TV+ through your telly.
If you don’t subscribe to Apple TV+, what are you waiting for? There’s a ton of great stuff, plus a seven-day free trial, too.
How to watch Apple TV+ on the TV screen
Now that you’ve heard about the amazing content Apple TV+ has to offer, you want to be able to watch it, right? Apple TV+ is compatible with smart TVs, streaming devices like Fire TV Sticks, and gaming consoles, all you have to do is download the Apple TV app to start streaming.
Go to your chosen device’s app store, then search and download the Apple TV app. Open the app and follow the instructions on the screen to complete the set-up process. If you aren’t signed in with your Apple ID, you’ll need to open the app and head over to Settings > Accounts, then choose a ‘sign-in’ option.
No smart TV? No problem! If you'd like to turn your regular television into a smart one, you should consider purchasing an Apple TV 4K box to allow your screen to display internet content like Apple TV+.
What’s the difference between Apple TV+ and Apple TV?
In comparison, Apple TV+ is the streaming platform which lives inside the Apple TV app, where you watch all those original TV series and films, such as Ted Lasso, Cha Cha Real Smooth and Trying.
You access Apple TV+ through the Apple TV app, as there is no separate Apple TV+ app.