Apple TV+ is making waves in the world of online streaming due to its budget prices and great original programming. But what kind of DVR options do you get with Apple TV+? And is it possible to download Apple TV+ content to watch later? Find out all you need to know about Apple TV+ DVR and offline viewing in our guide.
Does Apple TV+ Come with DVR?
At the moment, Apple TV+does not offer any kind of DVR service. This may change in the future, depending on how the Apple TV+ service evolves. For instance, if Apple decides to introduce live TV programming to the service, the possibility of a DVR component may increase.
Does Apple TV+ Support Offline Viewing?
Yes, Apple TV+ will let you download shows and movies. You can then watch this content, later on, offline, on any compatible device of your choosing. The process for downloading shows and other content is relatively simple and you can do so on your iPhone, your Mac, or other Apple devices.
Offline Content on Apple TV+
If you know you’re going to be disconnected from WiFi or simply want to download some films and shows to watch while traveling or while out and about, you can use Apple TV+‘s download feature. here’s how it works:
The first step of the process for downloading content from Apple TV+ to watch later is to open the Apple TV+ app on your chosen device. The Download feature works on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Mac, too.
Browse or search on the app to find a movie or show that you want to download and click on it to access the main show/film page.
Next, click on the Download icon, which appears as a small cloud in the bottom right corner, just below the promo image for your chosen piece of content. If you can’t see the icon, it means that the film or show you’ve chosen is not available for download.
Once you’ve clicked the icon, the download process should begin. You’ll just need to wait and stay connected until the download finishes.
To watch offline downloaded content on Apple TV+, open the app and head to the Library menu. Then click on the Downloaded tab and click on the content you want to watch from there. You can do this offline, without any connection required.
That’s all. The process for downloading and viewing offline content on Apple TV+ is overall very simple and seamless. However, it’s worth noting that not all shows and films can be downloaded. Apple TV+ only makes some items of content available for download. So you won’t be able to download everything from the library.
The downloads will also take up space on your device, so you need to ensure that you’ve got enough free space available before commencing any large downloads.
How to Delete Downloaded Offline Apple TV+ Content
It’s also very easy to delete downloaded content from Apple TV+ in order to free space on your device or simply to remove things that you’ve finished watching. Here’s how it works:
Open up the Apple TV+ app on your chosen device.
Head over to the Library menu and then go to the Downloaded tab.
Click on the Edit button on the content you want to get rid of and then click the Delete button to get rid of them.
That’s all there is to it. Apple has made sure that the process is very simple, and it works almost identically across the whole family of Apple devices, from iPhones to MacBooks.
Can I download Apple TV+ originals?
Usually, most content on the Apple TV+ app is available for downloading and offline viewing. Some content, including certain Originals, may be restricted to online-only viewing. However, the majority of content can be downloaded. You can check to see is a show is downloadable by looking for the download “cloud” symbol on its page.
Is there an expiry date on my downloaded content?
For most Apple TV+ content, downloads will expire automatically after a period of 30 days. So you’ll have a full month to watch the shows and films you downloaded before needing to download them again.
What devices can I watch downloaded content from Apple TV+ on?
Downloaded offline content is available with any device that will run the Apple TV+ app, including your iPhone, Mac, iPad, and other Apple devices.