Apple TV +Source: iMore

Officially introduced in March but long-rumored for months before, Apple TV+ has finally launched after a massive build-up across Cupertino's many product lines, including iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and of course, tvOS. Consider this your one-stop spot for all things Apple TV+. Let the entertainment begin!

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With TV+, you can watch well-produced, big-budget TV shows from famed directors, and starring award-winning actors and actresses across all your Apple devices and with up to six members of your Family Sharing group.

What is Apple TV+?

Like Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Hulu before it, Apple TV+ is a premium video streaming service featuring original content. In this case, surprise, surprise, it comes from the iPhone maker, which, with this endeavor, hopes to become a force in Hollywood by producing web-based series, films, and documentaries.

At launch, Apple TV+ is offering a limited, but growing, content library. However, the first titles feature some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, and many others.

What does Apple TV+ cost?

Apple TV+ is priced at $4.99 per month and allows up to six family members to share the same subscription. New Apple device owners receive a free one-year subscription of Apple TV+. The free subscription must be claimed within three months of activating the new device.

How to sign up for Apple TV+

If you aren't entitled to a free subscription, you can sign up for the service through the TV app on any Apple device or by visiting tv.apple.com. Each new subscription comes with a seven-day free trial.

How to select a TV show and start watching on Apple TV+

If you're familiar with watching content through the Apple TV app, you should have no problem enjoying Apple TV+ content. (Hint: the steps are the same.)

Watching content through your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad:

  1. Tap on the TV app on your mobile device.
  2. Click on an Apple TV+ show on your Up Next list.
  3. Alternatively, scroll down to What to Watch or one of the other TV and movie sections.
  4. Click Play Episode.
  5. Alternatively, scroll down and click on the Download cloud to watch the episode offline.

    Apple TV+ Select ShowSource: iMore

Watching content on Apple TV:

  1. Tap on the TV app on Apple TV.
  2. Click on an Apple TV+ show on your Up Next list.
  3. Alternatively, scroll down to What to Watch or one of the other TV and movie sections.
  4. Click Play Episode.

Apple TV main screenSource: iMore

Watching content on Mac:

  1. Open the TV app from your Dock or Applications folder.
  2. Click on an Apple TV+ show on your Up Next list.
  3. Alternatively, scroll down to What to Watch or one of the other TV and movie sections.
  4. Click Play Episode.
  5. Alternatively, you can click Download to save the episode for offline viewing.

    Apple TV+ Play EpisodeSource: iMore

Watching content through the web:

  1. Go to tv.apple.com through your web browser.
  2. Click Sign In at the top right of the screen.
  3. Log into your account with your Apple ID and password.

    Apple TV+ web loginSource: iMore

  4. Click Play Next next to the series you wish to watch.
  5. Alternatively, click Go to Show for more series information.

    Apple TV+ web playerSource: iMore

How to set parental controls for Apple TV+

You can set parental controls for Apple TV+ content just as you would for other content. These changes are according to the device.

Through the web, you can adjust parental controls for Apple TV+ as follows:

  1. Go to tv.apple.com through your web browser.
  2. Click Sign In at the top right of the screen.
  3. Log into your account with your Apple ID and password.

    Apple TV+ web loginSource: iMore

  4. Click on your account at the top right.
  5. Select Account Settings.
  6. Scroll down, make changes under Parental Controls.

    Apple TV controls on webSource: iMore

How to use Family Sharing with Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is $4.99 a month, and included in this low price is the ability to share with up to five other family members through Family Sharing.

If you don't use Family Sharing, then Apple TV+ will still cost the same and work with your Apple ID. But the best value is to share your low-cost subscription with five other people.

Once Family Sharing is set up, other people in the Family should be able to access TV+ across all platforms. Launch the Apple TV app, making sure you're logged into your Apple ID on the device.

How to pick up and watch on another device

Apple TV+ has been designed to make it easy for you to watch content across all of your devices. To move back and forth between devices:

  1. Pause the content on your device.
  2. On another machine, tap the series under Up Next.

You'll pick up on your new device where you left off on the other.

How to manage or cancel your Apple TV+ subscription

An Apple TV+ subscription is just like any other app subscription across the Apple universe. As such, managing or canceling, your subscription is also the same.

Note: If you have a free one-year subscription to Apple TV+ and cancel it, you can't receive another free subscription at a later date.

Troubleshooting Apple TV+

If you are having issues with Apple TV+, we may suggest the following:

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