You do not need to pay a monthly subscription fee in order to use the Apple TV. It comes with a variety of pre-installed apps. Many of the apps and functions of the Apple TV are free - for example, you can view your photos and videos via Apple TV and listen to your music as well. Some content from some networks like PBS, ABC and CBS is free as well.
The Apple TV app consolidates shows, movies, channels and your media library all in one place. With the Watch Now feature syncing between devices linked by iCloud, resuming a show is quick and easy, no matter where you are. If cellular data connections are spotty, or you need to conserve your data plan, watching content offline may be the answer.
With the launch of iOS 12.3 the new Apple TV app has arrived. Built into Apple TV is a new feature called Apple Channels. This service allows iOS and Apple TV users to subscribe to premium channels à la carte. Offerings include Showtime, HBO, CBS All Access and more.
You can stream the audio from a movie or television show you're watching on your Apple TV to your HomePod or AirPlay 2-compatible speakers for a better home viewing experience. First, you must make sure your devices meet the requirements for using AirPlay, then you must assign your AirPlay 2-compatible speakers to a room using the Home app.
iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners can now download and install the iOS 12.3 update. Highlights include support for AirPlay 2-enabled TVs and a brand new Apple TV app. The Apple TV app was front and center at the company's March show time event. Apple will launch its streaming service, Apple TV+ alongside Apple channels in the fall.