Top Preoders TV App Mac

Just like pre-ordering that new iPhone, you can do the same with upcoming movies in the TV app. This is a terrific way to make sure you get the movie you want as soon as it’s released. So you don’t have to mark your calendar or set a reminder.

Pre-ordering upcoming films is easy to do in the TV app on both iOS and Mac. And if you change your mind, you can quickly cancel that pre-order before it’s fulfilled.

This tutorial shows you how to place, view, and cancel pre-orders in the TV app on your devices.

Pre-orders in the TV app on iPhone and iPad

Whether it’s a movie you missed seeing at the theater or a film your kids are excited to watch, follow these simple steps to pre-order in the TV app on iOS.

1) Select your movie and tap Pre-Order [price].

2) Confirm that you want to pre-order the film by tapping Pre-Order. Note: You won’t be charged until the order is filled.

TV App Preorder iPhone

3) Verify the payment amount using your passcode, Touch ID, or Face ID.

Now when you view the movie, you’ll see the Pre-Ordered status in blue.

Confirm Preorder iPhone

View or cancel your pre-orders

You can see a list of movies you’ve pre-ordered along with the expected date of the release. You also have the option to cancel a pre-order if you wish.

1) Open the TV app and tap your photo at the top.

2) Select your Apple ID.

3) Go down to and tap Pre-Orders. This option will only appear if you actually have pre-orders. You’ll then see a list of the movies you’ve pre-ordered with the expected date.

View TV app Preorders iPhone

4) To cancel the order, tap the movie and select Cancel Pre-Order.

5) Confirm you want to cancel by tapping Yes.

Cancel Preorder iPhone

And that’s it; the movie should be removed from your list of pre-orders.

Pre-orders in the TV app on Mac

It’s just as easy to pre-order a movie for yourself or your family in the TV app on Mac, just follow these steps.

1) Select your movie and tap Pre-Order [price].

2) Confirm that you want to pre-order the film by tapping Pre-Order.

Confirm Preorder Mac

3) Enter your Apple ID password if prompted and click Buy.

4) You’ll see a confirmation of your order. Click OK.

Now when you view the movie, you’ll see the Pre-Ordered status in gray.

Confirmed Preordered Mac

View or cancel your pre-orders

You can see a list of movies you’ve pre-ordered on Mac too along with the expected release dates. And you cancel a pre-order if you no longer want the movie.

1) In the TV app, click Account > View My Account from the menu bar.

2) Scroll down to Settings and you’ll see Pre-orders with the number of pre-orders you have. This option will only appear if you actually have pre-orders.

3) Click Manage Pre-Orders.

View TV app Preorders Mac

4) Like on iOS, you’ll see a list of the movies you’ve pre-ordered with their expected dates.

5) To cancel the order, click the movie and select Cancel Pre-Order.

6) Confirm you want to cancel by clicking Yes.

Cancel Preorder Mac

That movie will then be removed from your list of pre-orders.

Wrapping it up

If you’re waiting patiently for a movie to be released in the TV app that you know for sure you’ll buy, check out the pre-order option. And of course, if you have a change of heart, you can cancel an order easily from your device.

Is there a movie in the TV app that you’re anxiously awaiting? Are you now going to pre-order it? Let us know!

For more help with the TV app on Mac, take a look at how to create and manage a playlist or set up restrictions.