With the rise of online streaming, more and more platforms are vying for your attention and dollars. Whether you’re a movie buff, a TV fanatic, or just looking for a new way to spend your downtime, there’s a streaming service out there for you.
If you own an Apple device that’s running a fairly recent version of iOS, Mac or tvOS for Apple TV, then you probably have the Apple TV app on your device. If you have a US Apple account, then with the help of playmoTV DNS, you’ll be able to access over 30 different streaming services just by using Apple TV Channels which is access to various streaming services inside the Apple TV app.
Using Apple TV Channels or the standalone apps?
The channels version can sometimes offer a better video bitrate than the app, and also offers a convenient way to subscribe to services by using your US Apple account. For some services, subscribing to a streaming service via Apple TV Channels will give you access to the standalone app as wel. For those app, the user will be given the chance to authenticate the subscription by linking those two apps together.
Using Apple TV Channels can also be convenient if you share your TV subscription because then everyone will get access to it that’s part of your Apple Family account.
Apple TV Channels also usually offers Dolby 5.1 audio in their apps, but it can vary based on the standalone app whether that’s available or not.
How to use Apple TV Channels
- Launch the Apple TV app on your device.
- Tap on the “Channels” tab at the bottom of the screen.
- Browse through the available channels and select the one you want to subscribe to.
- Tap on the “Try it Free” or “Subscribe” button to start your subscription.
- If you choose to subscribe, you’ll be prompted to enter your Apple ID and password to complete the purchase.
- Once you’ve subscribed, the channel will appear in your “My Channels” section.
- Tap on the channel to start watching the content.
- To manage your subscriptions, go to the “Channels” tab and tap on “My Channels”.
- From there, you can cancel or modify your subscriptions.
- If you have a Family Sharing account, you can share your subscriptions with up to six family members.
How to pay for Apple TV Channels outside the US
To pay for US Apple TV Channels you need to have a US Apple account. The best option for that is by either:
- Changing the country of your current account to the US or
- Create a second Apple account and set its country to the United States.
Once you’ve got your account up and running you need a valid source of funds to pay for your Apple TV Channels. Then you have the following options.
- Using US Apple (often also called App Store & iTunes) gift cards to fund your account. You can get them from a variety of places with email delivery, like GiftCardCabin).
- StatesCard, a pre-paid virtual credit card provider that helps users pay for streaming services that only accept US credit cards.
How much do they cost?
Subscribing to all 34 streaming services will cost you $213.16/monthly, but thankfully you can pick and choose the services you wish to access. The monthly price for a single service ranges from $2.99/month to $10.99/month.
The most popular services in Apple TV Channels are Paramount+, Showtime, Starz, Britbox and AMC+. Read more for our extensive guide on what streaming services are available, as there should be something for everybody.
All US services available on Apple TV Channels
This service should be known to those that have previously used CBS All Access, which was rebranded as Paramount Plus in 2021.
Paramount+ offers a mix of new and classic movies and TV shows, as well as live sports, news, and original content. With a library that includes popular franchises like Star Trek and Mission Impossible, as well as exclusive access to CBS All Access content, Paramount+ has something for everyone.
Notable TV shows available on Paramount+ are 1923, 1883, Tulsa King, Mayor of Kingstown, NCIS, NCIS: Hawai’i and Criminal Minds.
Paramount+ offers a 7 day trial, and then costs $9.99/month.
Showtime is a premium cable and streaming service that offers a wide variety of original programming, including hit shows like Billions, Dexter, and Homeland. Showtime focuses on high-quality, edgy content, which often has some production value not available for network TV. Showtime is a great choice for fans of drama, comedy, and thrillers.
Popular TV shows and movies on Showtime include Your Honor, Yellowjacket, Oscar nominated movie Everything Everywhere All At Once, Billions, Dexter, George & Tammy, Murder in Bighorn.
Showtime offers a 1 month trial, then $10.99.
It’s worth mentioning that Apple sometimes offers Paramount+ and Showtime as a bundle for a better monthly price.
This premium cable and streaming service is home to some of the biggest and best movies of the last few decades, as well as exclusive access to hit TV shows like Power and Outlander. With a library that spans genres from action to romance, Starz is a great choice for movie lovers.
Notable TV shows on Starz include BMF, Power, Power Book II: ghost, Power Book III: Raising Kanan, P-Walley, The BMF Documentary: Blowing Money Fast
Stars offers a 7 day free trial, then $8.99/month.
This service is a must-have for fans of The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, and other hit shows from AMC. With a mix of live TV, on-demand content, and exclusive access to early releases, AMC+ is a great choice for fans of all things genre.
Notable conten on AMC+ includes Mayfair Witches, Anna Rice’s Interview with the Vampire, Gangs of London, A Discovery of Witches, Dark Winds, Mad Men and Happy Valley.
Also coming soon to AMC+ is Lucky Hank, a new show from the executive producers of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.
AMC+ is free for 7 days, then $8.99/month.
MGM+ (previously EPIX NOW)
Previously known as EPIX NOW, the service is a new addition to the MGM family, offering access to MGM’s extensive library of movies and TV shows, as well as exclusive content from the studio. With a mix of classic and contemporary titles, MGM+ is a great choice for fans of movies and TV.
Notable content on MGM+ includes Top Gun Maverick, Godfather of Harlem, Billy the Kid, War of the World, From, Rogue Heroes, Murf The Smurf and Get Shorty (TV series).
MGM+ is free for 7 days, then $5.99/month.
A&E Crime Central
If you’re a fan of true crime and criminal investigations, this service is for you. With a library of gripping documentaries, original series, and crime dramas, A&E Crime Central is a must-have for fans of the genre.
Notable shows on A&E include I Survived…, The First 48, Behind Bars: Rookie Year, City Confidential, Court Cam and Killer Cases.
A&E Crime Central is free for 7 days, then $4.99/month.
This service is the home of some of the best British TV dramas, including Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Midsomer Murders, and Doc Martin. With a wide variety of content, Acorn TV is a great choice for fans of British TV and mystery dramas.
Notable shows on Acorn TV include Midsomer Murders, Bloodlands, Under the Vines, Doc Martin, Murdoch Mysteries and The Brokenwood Mysteries.
Acorn TV is free for 7 days, then $6.99/month.
This service is a new player in the streaming space, offering a diverse selection of movies and TV shows, with a focus on content by and for Black communities. With a mix of classic and contemporary titles, Allblk is a must-have for fans of Black entertainment.
Notable shows on ALLBLK include Love After Lockup, Karen, Kold x Windy, A House Divided, Growing Up Hip-Hop, Double Cross, Hush, Wicked City and Mama June: From Hot to Not.
This service is BBC’s home for documentaries. With BBC Select you can stream the latest in politics, history, true crime and culture. BBC Select is a great choice for fans of British programming.
Notable content includes The Normans, Italy’s Invisible Cities, Rise of the Nazis, Secrets of the Royal Gardens, Scotland: Rome’s Final Frontier, The World’s Greatest Paintings and Before They Were Royal.
BBC Select is free for 7 days, then $4.99/month.
This service is a must-have for fans of Black entertainment, offering a mix of movies, TV shows, and original content, including exclusive access to BET content. With a focus on content by and for Black communities, BET+ is a great choice for fans of Black entertainment.
Notable content available on BET+ includes The Reading, All The Queen’s Men, Tyler Perry’s Sistas, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless, Mratin, The Impact Atlanta and Tyler Perry’s The Oval.
BET+ is free for 7 days, then $9.99/month.
BFI Player Classics
If you’re a fan of classic cinema, BFI Player Classics is a must-have. It features a wide collection of vintage films, a handpicked collection of the most iconic British movies, as selected by the British Film Institute. Many of the films are unavailable on other streaming platforms.
Notable titles on BFI Player Classics are The Inbetweeners Movie, The Wicker Man (1975 version), The Dead, The Lion in Winter, Coriolanus, Death of a President, The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan.
BFI Player Classics is free for 7 days, then $5.99/month.
Britbox offers a wide range of British TV shows and movies, including classic shows, new releases, and original content. It’s the perfect destination for fans of UK television and film.
Britbox is free for 7 days, then $7.99/month.
Carnegie Hall+ is a new streaming service that offers live and on-demand performances from one of the world’s most prestigious concert halls. If you’re a music lover, this is a great way to enjoy some of the best musical performances from the comfort of your own home.
Notable performances you can see are Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake (from 2014), Mozart’s Last Three Symphonies (2014, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt) and Yuja Wang playing Rachmaninoff’s Third Concerto (2012)
Carnegie Hall+ is free for 7 days, then $7.99/month.
Cinemax is a premium cable and streaming service that focuses on action, thriller, and horror movies. If you’re a fan of these genres, Cinemax is the perfect choice for you.
Notable titles include Banshee, Warrior, The Vanishing, The Knick, Trackers, We’re The Millers, Lone Survivor and Old.
Cinemax is free for 7 days, then $9.99/month.
CJ ENM Selects
CJ ENM Selects is a Korean streaming service that offers a range of Korean TV shows and movies. If you’re a fan of K-dramas, this is the perfect service for you.
Notable titles include Work Later, Drink Now, Strangers From Hell, Tunnel, Watcher, Sixth Sense and Mouse.
CN ENM Selects is free for 14 days, then $4.99/month.
Curiosity Stream is a documentary-focused streaming service that offers a wide range of educational and informative content. If you’re looking to learn something new, Curiosity Stream is the perfect choice.
Notable titles on Curiosity Stream are Bright Now!, Butterfly Effect, Hot Roads – The World’s Most Dangerous Roads and Vikings: The Lost Kingdom.
Curiosity Stream is free for 7 days, then $2.99/month.
EROS Now Select
EROS Now Select is a streaming service that specializes in Indian movies and TV shows. If you’re a fan of Bollywood, this is the perfect service for you.
Notable titles include Metro Park, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, English Vinglish, Anjaana Anjaani and Biwi No. 1.
EROS Now Select is free for 7 days, then $3.49/month.
The Great Courses Signature Collection
The Great Courses Signature Collection is a collection of educational video content from The Great Courses. If you’re looking to learn something new, this is the perfect service for you.
Notable titles include World War II: Battlefield Europe, The Black Death: The World’s Most Devastating Plage, World War II: The Pacific Theater and History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective.
The service is free for 7 days, then $7.99/month.
Hallmark Movies Now
Hallmark Movies Now is a streaming service that offers a wide range of heartwarming and family-friendly movies. If you’re looking for a feel-good movie, this is the perfect service for you.
Notable titles include When Calls the Heart, Matching Hearts, Unthinkably Good Things and The Way Home.
Hallmark Movies NOW is free for 7 days, then $5.99/month
History Vault is a streaming service that offers a wide range of historical documentaries and series. If you’re a history buff, this is the perfect service for you.
Notable titles include Ancient Aliens, Pawn Stars, History’s Greatest Mysteries, Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman and Forged in Fire.
History Vault is free for 7 days, then $4.99/month
IFC Films Unlimited
IFC Films Unlimited is a streaming service that specializes in independent films, thrillers and documentaries. If you’re a fan of indie movies, this is the perfect service for you.
Notable titles include Blue is the Warmest Color, The Duke of Burgundy, Antiviral and Argento’s Dracula.
IFC Films Unlimited is free for 7 days, then $5.99/month
Lifetime Movie Club
Lifetime Movie Club is a streaming service that offers a wide range of Lifetime movies. If you’re a fan of Lifetime movies, this is the perfect service for you.
Notable titles include
Lifetime Movie Club is free for 7 days, then $4.99/month
MotorTrend is a streaming service that focuses on automotive content, including car shows, races, and documentaries. If you’re a car enthusiast, this is the perfect service for you.
Notable titles include Texas Metal, Roadkill, Rust Valley Restorers, Bitchin’ Rides and Life Size.
MotorTrend is free for 7 days, then $4.99/month
MUBI is a streaming service that specializes in independent, foreign, and classic films. If you’re a fan of art-house movies, this is the perfect service for you.
Notable titles include Decision to Leave, Threads, Lady Vengeance, Nina Wu and The African Desperate.
MUBI is free for 7 days, then $10.99/month
Aimed at kids and families, Noggin offers educational programming and interactive games. With a focus on literacy, science, and social-emotional development, Noggin provides a safe and educational environment for kids to explore and learn.
Notable titles include PAW Patrol, Peppa Pig, Bubble Guppies, Hey Duggee, Blue’s Clues and Blaze and the Monster Machines.
Noggin is free for 7 days, then $7.99/month
As the world’s largest LGBT+ streaming platform, OUT TV provides a diverse range of programming including original content, movies, and TV shows that highlight the LGBT+ community.
Notable titles include For The Love of DILFs, X-Rated: NYC, Call Me Mother and Outspoken: Gay 4 Pay.
OUT TV is free for 7 days, then $3.99/month
This Spanish-language streaming service offers a variety of popular and classic Spanish-language movies and TV shows, including novelas, comedies, and action-packed dramas.
Notable titles include Desnude, El Juego de las Llaves, Gran Hotel, Instinct.
Pantaya is free for 7 days, then $5.99/month
This streaming service provides access to a vast library of lifestyle and home improvement programming from PBS. From cooking shows to home renovation, PBS Living has something for everyone looking to improve their home and daily life.
Notable titles include Finding Your Roots, Antiques Roadshow, America’s Test Kitchen and The French Chef.
PBS Living is free for 7 days, then $2.99/month
Screenpix is a movie-focused streaming service that offers a variety of genres, from action and adventure to comedies and dramas. With a mix of classic and contemporary titles, Screenpix provides a diverse selection of films for all tastes.
Notable titles include Paris Blues, Dolls, The Scalphunters, Last Embrace and Busting.
Screenpix is free for 7 days, then $2.99/month
For those who love a good scare, Shudder is the perfect streaming service. With a focus on horror and thrillers, Shudder offers a wide range of movies and TV shows that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Notable titles on Shudder include Skinamarink, Last and First Men, Chucky, A Wounded Fawn and Lake Mungo.
Shudder is free for 7 days, then $5.99/month
Sundance Now is a streaming service for independent film lovers. With a focus on award-winning and critically acclaimed movies, Sundance Now offers a diverse selection of films that you won’t find on other streaming platforms.
Notable titles include A Discovery of Witches, The Bureau, Upright and Wisting.
Sundance Now is free for 7 days, then $6.99/month
Tastemade is the perfect streaming service for foodies. With a focus on food and travel, Tastemade offers cooking shows, travel shows, and other food-related programming that will inspire your next culinary adventure.
Notable titles on Tastemade include Big Dreams, Small Spaces, Abandoned Places, Struggle Meals and Travel Man.
Tastemade is free for 7 days, then $2.99/month
Topic is a streaming service focusing on curated exclusive programming spanning drama, comedy, discussions shows and films from all around the world.
Notable titles on Topic include Blackport (IS), Dark Woods, The Bridge (DK/SE), Arctic Circle and Happily Married.
Topic is free for 7 days, then $5.99/month
UP Faith & Family
UP Faith & Family is a faith-based streaming service that offers a variety of inspirational and uplifting programming. From family-friendly movies to Christian-themed TV shows, UP Faith & Family has something for everyone looking for a boost of positivity and inspiration.
Notable shows on the service include Heartland, Hudson & Rex, The Chosen, The Happy Camper, Mystic and Luckless in Love.
UP Faith & Family is free for 7 days, then $4.99/month.
In conclusion, these streaming services offer something for everyone, no matter your mood or interests. Whether you are looking for a night of scares, kids friendly content or a day of education, these platforms have you covered. So, grab your favorite snack, settle into your couch, and start streaming today!