How to Watch Apple TV+ on Roku in 5 Steps, With Photos

Streaming services have exploded in popularity over the last few years, and Apple has thrown its hat into the ring with Apple TV+. This streaming platform is home to Apple‘s original films, TV shows, and documentaries.

While Apple TV+ offers acclaimed content like Ted Lasso, Severance, and CODA, it‘s not readily available on all devices. Thankfully, Roku users can access Apple‘s streaming service by adding the Apple TV+ channel.

In this comprehensive guide, we‘ll walk through the quick process of accessing Apple TV+ on your Roku in just 5 simple steps. Let‘s get started!

Why Watch Apple TV+ on Roku?

Before jumping into the how-to, you may be wondering — why access Apple TV+ on Roku in the first place?

It comes down to flexibility and options:

  • Apple TV+ has exclusive, must-see content: From award-winners like Ted Lasso to big-budget films like Emancipation, Apple TV+ offers top-tier original programming you can‘t stream anywhere else.

  • Works on non-Apple devices: Unlike services like Apple Music, you don‘t need an Apple device to enjoy Apple TV+. The streaming platform is accessible on competing platforms like Roku.

  • Free trials and special offers: Apple frequently runs deals for free Apple TV+ trials for first-time subscribers. Opting for Roku access makes it easy to take advantage of these offers.

So if you want to watch the latest Apple originals without being locked into the Apple ecosystem, then adding the Apple TV+ channel to your Roku is a great option.

Step 1: Turn On Your Roku Device

First, make sure your Roku streaming device or Roku TV is powered on and connected to the internet via Wi-Fi or ethernet. You‘ll need an active internet connection to download any apps or channels.

Roku streaming device powered on and connected to a TV via HDMI cable

Make sure your Roku device is powered on and internet-connected before adding new channels.

Also, grab your Roku remote. We‘ll be using it to navigate through menus and enter text.

Step 2: Access the Streaming Channels Menu

From the Roku home screen, use your remote to scroll left through the main menu until you reach the "Streaming Channels" option. This is where you can search for and download additional channel apps.

Select this menu option to open up the Streaming Channels hub.

User accessing the Streaming Channels menu on a Roku interface

Access the Streaming Channels hub to search for and add new Roku apps.

Step 3: Search For the Apple TV+ Channel

With the Streaming Channels menu open, select the Search option to bring up an on-screen keyboard.

Use the keyboard to type in "Apple TV+." As you type, you should see the Apple TV+ channel appear as a search recommendation.

![Searching for ‘Apple TV+‘ in Roku‘s Streaming Channels menu]( SQL.jpg)

Search for ‘Apple TV+‘ and select the channel from the search results.

Step 4: Add the Apple TV+ Channel

When you select the Apple TV+ search result, you‘ll open the channel‘s details page. This screen will showcase featuring programming and offer the option to "Add Channel."

Go ahead and select Add Channel to install Apple‘s streaming service on your Roku device.

Adding the Apple TV+ channel via the Streaming Channels menu

Choose ‘Add Channel‘ on the Apple TV+ details page to download it to your Roku device.

The Streaming Channels menu will automatically close, returning you to the Roku home screen once installation is complete.

Step 5: Sign In and Start Streaming

Back on your home screen, you should now see a brand new Apple TV+ channel icon. Select the icon to open the app.

From there, you can sign into an existing Apple ID account or create a new Apple ID if you‘re a first-time user.

Apple TV+ app icon on the Roku home screen

Launch the newly added Apple TV+ channel to sign in and start streaming.

Once signed in, you‘ll have full access to Apple TV+‘s entire streaming library. Enjoy exclusive Apple originals like Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, Prehistoric Planet and much more!

And that‘s all there is to it! With just 5 quick steps, you can be streaming top-tier Apple programming on your Roku device.

FAQs About Apple TV+ on Roku

Here are answers to some common questions about accessing Apple‘s streaming service through Roku:

What‘s the difference between Apple TV and Apple TV+?

Apple TV refers to the company‘s digital media streaming box that connects to your TV. Apple TV+ is Apple‘s actual streaming service and platform for their original movies and shows.

How much does a subscription cost?

An Apple TV+ subscription is available for $6.99 per month. New subscribers often get 1-3 months free upon signing up.

What shows and movies can I watch?

Some hits available include Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, Prehistoric Planet, For All Mankind, Severance, Mythic Quest, and CODA. Big-budget films like Emancipation are also Apple TV+ exclusives.

Can I watch Apple TV+ on other devices?

Absolutely. In addition to Roku, Apple TV+ is also available on iOS devices, smart TV platforms, gaming consoles, and the web. You can stream Apple‘s original content on just about any screen.

Ready to access top shows, comedies, dramas, and films? Just follow our 5-step guide above to start watching Apple TV+ on your Roku device today!

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