Like Netflix, Prime Video or Disney+, Apple TV+ is a video streaming service offered by Apple, which offers a variety of original content including movies, series, documentaries, and even recorded concerts. One of the hallmarks of Apple TV+ is to focus on quality, often at the expense of quantity: releases are rarer than on other SVOD platforms. However, Apple follows a logic that resembles that which the brand can have with its high-tech products: few novelties each year, but always high-end.
In France, Apple TV+ has been available since November 1, 2019. Its success remains relatively confidential compared to that of its competitors. However, the service has strengthened its presence in France thanks to a partnership with CANAL+, which allows all subscribers of the service to access Apple TV+ at no additional cost since April 20, 2023. Since then, Apple TV+ has become more popular, and it has aroused the curiosity of many people who have been able to discover, for the first time, some of its programs acclaimed by both critics and the public. If you are tempted by the discovery of Apple TV+, let us give you more details about the advantages of this streaming content platform.
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How do I subscribe to Apple TV+ in France?
To subscribe to Apple TV+ in France, you have several options. Here they are.
Direct subscription to Apple TV+
Direct subscription to Apple TV+ is possible through your Apple device (iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV), but also from an Android device, or on the Apple TV+ website. The cost of the subscription is 6.99 euros per month and this does not include any commitment. It can be noted that, unlike some other SVOD platforms, Apple TV+ does not offer a subscription with a year or six months of commitment. Therefore, if you opt for a direct subscription on the platform, you simply pay every month.
In addition, Apple TV+ offers a 7-day trial to all new subscribers. This gives you a week to discover the catalog of the service, and decide if you want to pay to continue to have access to it. You must use the Apple TV+ app to access the platform.
The subscription integrated into CANAL+
Since April 20, 2023, the vast majority of CANAL+ subscribers have access to Apple TV+ which is integrated into their subscription. In practice, only the subscription to CANAL+ Series does not include access to Apple TV+: if you have subscribed to CANAL+, CANAL+ Ciné Séries, CANAL+ Sport or another formula on monthly subscription or with a 24-month commitment, Apple TV+ is simply offered to you. Indeed, CANAL+ has decided to expand its offer without any additional cost.
If you subscribe to one of CANAL+'s offers, access to Apple TV+ is particularly simple since it is done directly through the myCANAL application. You do not have to create an additional account: simply go to the Apple TV+ section of the service to access the catalog. The various contents can also be found through the app's search engine.
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How do I activate the 3 months free Apple TV+?
If you have just bought a new iPhone or any other Apple product, which includes iPads, MacBooks or Apple Watches, know that the American company offers you three months free of Apple TV+. To take advantage of it, you must activate your offer within 90 days of purchasing your product. All conditions are explained in the documentation inside your product box.
However, this proposal is only valid as part of a direct subscription to Apple TV+, since if you have a CANAL+ account, access to Apple TV+ is included anyway at no additional cost.
How do I watch Apple TV+?
There are multiple solutions for accessing Apple TV+, but as always, some are more popular than others. Here's how to enjoy Apple TV+ based on your screen!
The Apple TV+ app
One of the main ways to access Apple TV+ in France is through the Apple TV+ app. It's available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch with iOS 12.3 or later, Apple TV boxes using tvOS, Macs running macOS Catalina or later, and Android machines (smartphones, tablets, and TV boxes), and computers running Windows 11.
Users of these devices can download the app from the App Store, Google Play Sore, or Microsoft Store, and then sign up or sign in to their Apple account to access the service. With the Apple TV+ app, users can stream or download Apple TV+ content for offline viewing on compatible devices.
As mentioned above, Apple TV+ is available as an Android app, which involves Android TV. If you have a TV that has this operating system, you can download the app from it. If your TV works using Tizen (Samsung) or WebOS (LG), you can also download a compatible Apple TV+ app.
For other TV brands that have a different operating system, compatibility is not guaranteed. The ideal is to check on the manufacturer's website.
Android, Apple or Amazon TV boxes
If you have a TV on which it is impossible to install an Apple TV+ application, all is not lost: you can turn to a dedicated box. There is a wide choice that works using Android, like the Chromecast TV or models sold by Xiaomi or Nvidia, for example.
At Apple, Apple TV and Apple TV 4K boxes are perfectly suited, as their name suggests! In addition, Amazon offers its Fire TV Stick, which are all compatible with Apple TV+.
If you own a Sony PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, or a Microsoft Xbox One, Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X, you can install the Apple TV+ app. This is an interesting solution that can fix compatibility issues with your other devices. The Nintendo Switch is not affected by this proposal.
Apple TV+ is also accessible via the web. Users can access the service by visiting the tv.apple.com website from any modern web browser, including Safari, Chrome, Edge and Firefox. Once on the site, they can sign in with their Apple account and start watching Apple TV+ content. Web access to Apple TV+ is especially useful for users who do not have a compatible Apple device or Smart TV, or who are temporarily not at home.
In France, Apple TV+ is not available from all ISPs, far from it! At present, only Free offers access from its Freebox Pop subscription. To benefit from Apple TV+ at Bouygues Telecom, SFR or Orange, the only real solution is to go through a subscription to CANAL+ which offers this service free of charge. However, the offer of Internet service providers may evolve in the future.
Which catalog on Apple TV+ in France?
The French catalog of Apple TV+ has the same content as in other countries that give access to the SVOD platform. This is due to the fact that Apple offers exclusive content in its vast majority, which reflects its ambitions for quality.
Among the programs not to be missed on Apple TV+, we find on the series side:
- Severance (2 seasons)
- We Crashed (1 season)
- The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (1 season)
- Foundation (1 season)
- Invasion (2 seasons)
- Ted Lasso (3 seasons)
- The Morning Show (4 seasons)
- See (3 seasons)
- For All Mankind(4 seasons)
- Dickinson (3 seasons)
- Mythic Quest (4 seasons)
- Servant (4 seasons)
- Fantastic Stories (2 seasons)
- The Kingdom of Mosquitoes (2 seasons)
- Tehran (3 seasons)
- Mr. Corman (1 season)
- Before the Night (2 seasons)
- The Snoopy Show (2 seasons)
- Truth Be Told (3 seasons)
- Black Bird (1 season)
- Slow Horses (4 seasons)
- Echo 3 (1 season)
- Shrinking (2 seasons)
- Silo (1 season)
- Dr. Brain (1 season)
- Physical (3 seasons)
- Defending Jacob (1 season)
The Shrink Next Door (1 season)
As for movies, here too, Apple TV+ relies on originality. The essential programs are:
- USS Greyhound
- In beautiful sheets
- Rose Blush
- Swan Song
- The Tragedy of Macbeth
This list is not exhaustive: Apple TV+ also offers dozens of documentaries, numerous concert recordings, reality TV programs and series for children.
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How do I unsubscribe from Apple TV+?
If you have a direct subscription to Apple TV+, you have the option to unsubscribe whenever you want, since the subscription is without any commitment. However, if you benefit from Apple TV+ from your CANAL+ subscription, you cannot unsubscribe from Apple TV+ since the offer is included in your CANAL+ subscription. If it involves a commitment, you must wait until it comes to an end before unsubscribing from your entire CANAL+ subscription.
Unsubscribe from Apple TV+ from an Apple device
If you have an Apple device with a display, you can use it to cancel your Apple TV+ subscription. Here are the steps to follow:
- Open Settings on your Apple device: this can be on your iPhone, iPad, or even on your Mac. In Settings, you will find a section called "iTunes & App Store".
- Click on your Apple ID: At the top of the "iTunes & App Store" settings, you will see your Apple ID. Just click below to access different options.
- Go to the "Subscriptions" section: you will find this option by scrolling down.
- Find your Apple TV+ subscription: In the list of subscriptions, you should see Apple TV+. Click on it.
- Cancel subscription: Once you click Apple TV+, you'll see an option to cancel the subscription. Click on that and then confirm that you really want to cancel the subscription.
Unsubscribe from Apple TV+ from the Apple TV+ website
To unsubscribe from Apple TV+ from the Apple TV+ website, you can follow these steps:
- Visit the Apple TV+ website and you can do this from any browser.
- Choose the account icon: This icon is located at the top of the page. If you don't see the account icon, tap or click "Sign in," and then sign in with your Apple ID.
- Choose "Settings": you will find this option in the drop-down menu once you click on the account icon.
- Go to "Subscriptions" and choose "Manage": you will see this option by scrolling down the settings page. This is where you can manage all your Apple subscriptions, including Apple TV+.
- Choose "Cancel Subscription": Once you find Apple TV+ in the list of subscriptions, you will see an option to cancel the subscription. Click on the latter to begin the unsubscribe process.
It is important to note that the cancellation of your subscription will take effect at the end of the current billing period. This means that you will be able to continue using Apple TV+ until this date, which is clearly indicated at the time of termination. It should be noted that Apple generally does not offer refunds for unused portions of the billing period.
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