Apple TV+ has plenty of decent shows worth watching, including Ted Lasso, Foundation, The Morning Show, The Shrink Next Door and a number of other new ones on their way. While Apple devices come with a dedicated Apple TV+ app, the same isn’t true for Windows users. But, this doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun, as it’s very easy to enjoy what Apple TV+ has to offer on your PC.
What is Apple TV+?
Launched in November 2019, Apple TV+ is the company’s TV and movie streaming service, which competes with (or complements) Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ and other media content providers. The selection of titles is definitely smaller than is offered by its rivals, but Apple has slowly been building up a range of interesting bespoke content, often featuring big name stars like Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, Tom Hanks, Paul Rudd, Tom Holland and others.
To see our pick of the best available content on the service, read
what’s on Apple TV?
Using the service costs £4.99/$4.99 per month, but there’s also the possibility of getting three month’s for free when you buy an eligible Apple product. These include any new iPhone, iPad, iPad Touch, Apple TV or Mac.
There are also various other ways to get a free or reduced subscription to the service, such as when you buy certain products or if you’re a student. We outline the options in
all the ways you can get Apple TV+ for free.
If you already subscribe to another Apple service, such as Apple Music, then it could be worth considering changing to Apple One, which offers various bundle combinations of Apple Music, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Apple Fitness+ and iCloud. To see what each tier costs and has to offer, read our
should I get Apple One? guide.
How to watch Apple TV+ web player on a Windows PC
While there’s no app, you can still access all the show on Apple TV+ by using the web service. The same holds true for Chromebooks and (we assume) those on Linux distros. To do this go to
tv.apple.com and you should see the Apple TV+ page with an option to Sign In at the top-right corner.
Click that, enter your Apple ID and password, then you’ll be able to watch all of the content on the platform.
If you don’t have an active Apple TV+ account, then you can click the Start your free trial button on the home screen and sign up. The trial period is 7 days, after which you’ll move to the monthly £4.99/$4.99 subscription.
If you’ve bought a new Apple device that qualifies for the 1-year free Apple TV+ subscription, you should see the free offer appear when you sign in with your Apple ID. If not, try contacting
Apple Customer Service.
Of course, Apple isn’t the only game in town, so if you want to see what its rivals have on offer, take a look at
best streaming services and
best alternative streaming services.