Apple’s exclusive on-demand streaming service, Apple TV+, launched in late 2019. While the service focuses heavily on Apple product users, you may be able to watch on one of several devices outside Apple’s product lineup. Apple’s device support outside of Apple products is still small but is likely to grow over the next few years.


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What Devices Work with Apple TV+?

You can install the Apple TV+ app on the following devices and device categories:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, Roku
  • Smart TVs: Samsung Smart TVs, Roku TVs
  • Mobile devices and tablets: iOS phones, iPads, iPod Touch
  • Game consoles: None
  • Desktop browsers: Most common Mac and Windows browsers, such as Safari, Chrome, and Firefox

Can I Watch Apple TV+ on Other Devices?

At present, you cannot use any devices other than those listed above, at least not natively. There may be a chance you can run the Apple TV+ website through web browsers, game consoles, on some mobile devices or smart TVs not listed, for example. However, there’s no guarantee that that method will work, and Apple does not offer support for any devices not listed above.

Why Use Apple TV+?

Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month and comes with a number of exclusive original TV shows to view. At launch, Apple TV+ came with the following original line-up:

  • The Morning Show: A drama starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, and Steve Carrell.
  • See: A post-apocalyptic series starring Jason Mamoa.
  • Dickinson: A coming-of-age story about poet Emily Dickinson.
  • For All Mankind: An alternative-history tale in which Russia beat the US to the moon.
  • Helpsters: An educational show produced by the same company that creates Sesame Street.
  • Snoopy in Space: A cartoon limited-series cartoon featuring Snoopy from the Peanuts comics attempting to become a NASA astronaut.
  • Ghostwriter: A revamp of the popular 1990s mystery show for kids.
  • Oprah’s Book Club: Starring Oprah Winfrey, a show that gives a spotlight to new, unknown authors.
  • The Elephant Queen: A nature documentary about elephants.
  • Servant: A supernatural drama directed (in part) by M. Night Shyamalan
  • Truth Be Told: A murder mystery starring Octavia Spencer.

The line-up is notably small, but Apple plans to spend several billion dollars per year over the next few years developing more content.

As well, Apple is currently running a deal that offers a free year of Apple TV with the purchase of a new Apple product (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV or a Mac computer). If you happen to purchase one of these products, you may as well enjoy Apple TV+ while it’s free.

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