Turner Classic Movies Launches ‘Watch TCM’ on Apple TV

Turner Classic Movies Launches ‘Watch TCM’ on Apple TV

Turner Classic Movie today brings its popular “Watch TCM” iOS app to fourth generation and fifth-generation Apple TV 4K devices. The free app offers thousand of classic film on demand to Turner Classic Movie network subscribers.

Turner Classic Movies presents WATCH TCM, a “TV Everywhere” service that lets you enjoy unlimited access to the best of TCM, at no additional cost with your TV subscription. Not your ordinary “TV Everywhere” service, WATCH TCM is a content rich and in-depth movie companion that lets you experience the richly textured world of classic movies that only Turner Classic Movies can bring you.

You need to get TCM at home with either a cable or satellite TV package in order to access WATCH TCM.


TWO LIVE STREAMS: an East and West Coast feed of Turner Classic Movies. Watch 2 different movies LIVE at any time, UNCUT and COMMERCIAL FREE.

THOUSANDS OF ON DEMAND MOVIES. Nearly every title playing on TCM is available on WATCH TCM, including introductions by our special hosts and Ben Mankiewicz. Movies are presented UNCUT, COMMERCIAL FREE, and in their original aspect ratios, preserving the film’s presentations the way they were meant to be seen. 

IN-DEPTH MOVIE INFORMATION AND CONTENT on every title playing on TCM right at your fingertips: feature length articles, cast & crew, stunning image galleries, background information, complete synopsis and more.

SHORT FILMS: See some of the best classic film short subjects, many specially programmed for WATCH TCM.

WATCHLIST: Add any movie to your queue to watch later. 

COLLECTIONS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS: Browse by TCM Collections: quickly access On Demand films by popular Collections such as Star of the Month, Birthday Tributes, 31 Days of Oscar, Silent Sunday Nights, and more. 

1000s OF MOVIE CLIPS, ORIGINAL TRAILERS, AND MORE: Access short form clips and trailers to preview titles and see what’s playing or upcoming. Explore a treasure trove of short-form clips and trailers around cast and movies; Watch TCM has one of the largest libraries of clips and trailers of any movie service.

STUNNING PHOTO GALLERIES: Beautiful, exclusive, many never-before-seen image galleries from titles playing on TCM in the month, accessed on movie and star pages. Browse 1000s of images from TCM’s archives, many never seen widely before.

The new tvOS app comes alongside a major version 3.0 update to the iOS app.

What’s New

Version 3.0

Welcome to the redesigned Watch TCM app! We’ve made some major updates to our app in design, stability, and features. 

Some of the new and improved features include:

  • New and improved design: Now find movies, live broadcasts, and movie information faster and easier
  • Picture-in-picture – Users on supported iPads can continue watching Watch TCM films while browsing the web or using other apps.
  • Apple Single Sign-on integration with supported providers
  • Added support for AirPlay and Mirroring
  • Improved Search
  • Improved Watchlist – Users can play or add a movie to a Watchlist on one device and resume watching from a different device. Expiring soon labeling for titles leaving the service.
  • Browse by TCM Collections – Quickly access On Demand films by popular themes such as Star of the Month, Noir Alley, 31 Days of Oscar, and more.

Viewers will need to subscribe to TCM as a part of their current cable or satellite TV package, and they’ll need to sync their log-in information with the app to access the film library. IN addition to on-demand content, the app also offers live streams from the east coast and west coast feeds of the Turner Classic Movies channel.

Watch TCM is free and is available for iOS and Apple TV devices via the App Store. [GET IT HERE]