Apple launched its Apple TV Plus subscription streaming service in more than 100 countries and regions last year. The service, which is in the Apple TV app, costs $ 5 per month and includes a number of exclusive shows. Apple TV Plus has placed Apple firmly in the streaming service game alongside competitors such as Netflix and Disney Plus.
Here are a few hacks to ensure that you get the most out of the Apple TV app and the Apple TV Plus service.
Download Apple TV Plus for free (or cheaper)
Normally Apple TV Plus costs $ 5 a month or $ 50 for an annual subscription. However, there are two ways to get the service for free. You can take advantage of the standard free seven-day trial period. If you happen to buy a new (or new for you) iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod Touch or Mac, you are eligible for a free one-year subscription. However, that free year has some reservations, including automatic renewal and immediate loss of access if you cancel before the year is over.
Download and open the app or go to the Apple TV website to get the free seven-day trial. In the app, tap Watch now to log in with your Apple ID. If you have purchased a new device, the option is Enjoy one year for free . It is important to note that if you have purchased a new device, you have three months to take advantage of the free one-year trial period.
Apple has also built a bundle that makes the streaming service free for people with the Apple Music student discount plan. It offers both services for $ 5 per month at no extra cost.
Dark for days
The dark mode got a serious boost in the last year and it seemed that every app was adding the option. The Apple TV app is no different. You can put the app in the dark mode or choose Automatic, so that the dark mode is only activated at night. Choose Settings> General> Appearance> choose Dark or Automatic to set it on your Apple TV or other device.
Keep it up, will you?
Yes, we know what the volume control is, but the Reduce Loud Sounds option of the Apple TV app only does that – reduces loud noises. In this way, if you have bravely chosen to watch only a horror movie or a war movie with dozens of thundering explosions, you will not constantly raise and lower the volume. On your Apple TV, choose Settings> Video and Audio> Reduce loud noises . ] -photo-14.jpg “/>
Hailee Steinfeld plays Emily Dickinson in her new show Apple TV Plus, Dickinson.
Watch offline or on the road
If you know that you no longer have wifi, you can download shows and films in the Apple TV app to watch later offline. You can do this on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Mac. Simply open the app and select the movie or program that you want to download. Tap the cloud-shaped download button. The icon appears next to each individual episode of a show and appears next to the title of a movie. When the download is complete, you can find the content in the app's Library section.
When you are done with the content, go back to the app's Library section and tap Edit. You can select which titles you want to delete and then tap Delete Download.
Access to iTunes Extra & # 39; s
ITunes Extra & # 39; s is a feature that lets you go behind the scenes of your favorite movie. Certain titles have "extra & # 39; s" such as trailers, pro roles, deleted scenes, alternative endings and more. To find out if a movie you want to watch in the Apple TV app has iTunes Extra & # 39; s, open the Movies app and select a title. Scroll down past viewers also viewed. If the title has iTunes Extra & # 39; s, it is in an example section next to the trailers.
If you like to snooze away with the TV as background noise, you can adjust the Apple TV to "go to sleep" when you're done. On your Apple TV, go to Settings> General> Sleep after to set a time period for the app to turn itself off.
Subtitles virtually eliminate the risk of missing an important plot point, even if you are not watching a foreign film or are hard of hearing. To get subtitles on Apple TV, swipe down while watching a program or movie and turn it on. If you're not a fan of subtitling during a movie, you can also ask Siri, "What did he just say?" if you can't understand a character. The title will rewind to where the last person spoke and turn on subtitles temporarily.
Follow your favorite shows
Although I constantly add movies and shows to my watch lists that I probably will never watch, I like to know when a new season of a show is over. The Apple TV app can follow programs that you automatically watch in the Up Next section in Watch Now. It gets the shows from multiple streaming services except Netflix. For example, mine shows different titles that I was watching on Hulu.
When new episodes become available, they jump in the front of the queue. Along the same lines, if you are not sure what to look at, you can ask Siri: "What should I look at?" for some suggestions. You can also ask to see popular movies or which shows are popular.
Adult content with PIN protection
You probably don't want your children to see everything you do on Apple TV, so the app has a way to ensure that no content overlaps. You can assign a pin code to movies or shows with a specific rating so that your children cannot access it. However, it only applies to iTunes content, so that means shows and movies that you have purchased or rented through Apple. You can set a PIN code on Apple TV by going to Settings> General> Restrictions . Set the code and then you can decide what counts as Allowed content.