How to get Apple TV Plus on PS4 and start streaming on your console

Apple TV Plus on PS4
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Apple TV Plus is the premium video on demand streaming service from Apple, which launched back in 2019, bringing with it award-winning originals including The Morning Show, Ted Lasso, and Schmigadoon! Able to bag a 3 month Apple TV Plus free trial when buying a new iPhone or the like, subscriptions then start from $6.99 a month, with the service available to watch across a number of devices.

No, it's true that you won't be locked into streaming on your Apple device. Apple TV Plus is available to watch on Roku, Fire Sticks, as well as on your phones and tablets. You can even watch Apple TV Plus on PS4 consoles. We explain below how to download the Apple TV Plus app on your PlayStation.

Can you watch Apple TV Plus on a PS4 console? 

Yes, the Apple TV app was added to the PS4 in November 2020. Through this app, you can buy or rent a range of movies and TV shows, and access Apple TV Plus if you have a subscription - and if you don't, why not head to Apple TV Plus' website and sign up now?

How to install Apple TV Plus on PS4 

Installing Apple TV Plus on PS4 consoles is easy. Follow these steps:

  • On your PS4 home page, scroll to the TV and Video icon
  • Find the Apple TV Plus logo
  • Select it and download the app
  • Launch the Apple TV Plus app
  • Login through your PS4 or using a mobile device

With the mobile device option, you are given either a QR code to scan with your phone’s camera or an alphanumeric code to type into a web page:

If you don’t already have an account, you will be able to set one up directly with Apple TV Plus.

You’ll now be able to browse Apple TV Plus on your gaming console. There’s a tab on the top bar for Apple TV Plus, which shows you all the content that you can access as part of your subscription.

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What can I watch on Apple TV Plus with PS4? 

The selection of films and TV on Apple TV Plus isn’t as broad as Netflix and Amazon Prime, but there are a few things worth checking out including some of the best Apple TV shows.

A highlight is comedy series Ted Lasso, starring Jason Sudeikis as an American college football coach who moves to Britain to train a Premier League soccer team, despite having no experience with the sport.

If you’re a fan of the genre, there’s a psychological horror series Servant, executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan, in which a couple in mourning are haunted by a mysterious force.

Movie highlights include Greyhound, a WWII story starring Tom Hanks as a US navy commander, and On the Rocks with Bill Murray and Rashida Jones as a father and daughter who team up to tail her possibly unfaithful husband.

What other streaming services are available on PS4? 

If Apple TV Plus on PS4 isn’t enough for you, you might want to look at the other streaming services available, including: 

What other devices can I watch Apple TV Plus on? 

If you don’t have a PS4 but want to watch Apple TV Plus, there are several other devices that you can access it on, including Apple TV Plus on Chromecast and Apple TV Plus on Roku. You can also get Apple TV Plus on other gaming consoles including PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Other devices include Amazon Fire TV and Fire Sticks, iPhone and iPads, Mac and via web browsers on your device.

Kieron Moore

Kieron Moore is a freelance writer based in Manchester, England. He contributes to Future sites including TechRadar and Creative Bloq, focusing on subjects including creative software, video editing, and streaming services. This work draws on his experience as an independent filmmaker and an independent TV watcher.