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How to Download Shows on Apple TV+ for Offline Viewing

A benefit of being an Apple TV+ subscriber is you can download the streaming service’s shows and movies for offline viewing. Here’s how.

If you are heading on a long trip it’s nice to have some movies and shows downloaded to your device. And if you’re an Apple TV+ subscriber one of the benefits of the streaming service is the ability to download its content.

This ensures you can keep up with your favorite Apple original shows and movies when you don’t have a data connection. Or, if you are on a limited data plan. Streaming videos will burn through your minutes in a hurry.

Note: To download content you need to have an active Apple TV+ subscription and internet connectivity. You can download content to an iPhone, iPad, iPhone, and Mac. There is no limit on how long you can store the content on your device. You can also watch it as many times as you want.

Download Apple TV+ Content for Offline Viewing

To get started, launch the Apple TV app on your iPhone or iPad and open the Apple TV+ section. Tap on the show you want to catch up on and simply tap the download icon on the episode thumbnail. If you want to download a movie there’s just the one Download button to tap.

Once your content has downloaded to your device you will find it in the Library section of the Apple TV app.

Delete Downloaded Apple TV+ Content

After you’re done watching something or need to free up space on your device, you’ll want to delete some content. In the same Library section of the Apple TV app tap the Edit button, the shows you want to get rid of, and the Delete button.

That’s all there is to it. Apple makes the process of downloading and deleting its original shows and movies a simple affair.

It’s also worth noting that the other major streaming services like Netflix and Amazon’s Prime Video let you download content to view offline, too. So does Hulu — however you need to subscribe to its ad-free service. Also, each service varies in what you can download and the length of time you can keep it.


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