Apple Fitness app shows up on Apple TV ahead of Fitness+ release

Apple Tv Fitness App
Apple Tv Fitness App (Image credit: Bryan Wolfe/iMore)

What you need to know

  • The Apple Fitness app is now on the Apple TV, but only for beta users.
  • So far, it only shows you what Apple Watches are on your account.

Ahead of the release of Apple Fitness+, Apple's workout subscription service, the Apple Fitness app has popped up on the Apple TV. The app, which will be where we all go to get a workout in, is currently only available to those running the tvOS 14.3 Release Candidate, the latest beta version of tvOS.

While the app is present, users are still unable to actually access and use Apple Fitness+. As highlighted by iMore's Bryan Wolfe, opening up the app will ask you "who's working out?" and show you the Apple Watches that are currently connected to your iCloud account. Selecting one of the profiles will eventually take you into Apple Fitness+ but, with the beta, simply notifies you that the service is not available yet.

Apple Tv Fitness App Watches

Apple Tv Fitness App Watches (Image credit: Bryan Wolfe/iMore)

From the looks of the interface, Apple is going to make it easy for anyone that is part of your family (when using Family Sharing) to start a workout for themselves on the Apple TV. In addition to being available on Apple TV, Apple Fitness+ will also be accessible on the iPhone and iPad.

Apple Fitness+ will launch to everyone on Monday, December 14. For those who recently purchased an Apple Watch, it will likely be free for at least three months. For everyone else, the service will cost $9.99 per month or come included with the Premier bundle with Apple One.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.