How to continue watching shows from one device to another with Apple TV+

There’s nothing better when streaming a show than to have the option to pause it and resume it on another device, in a different room, or wherever you want to go. This quick tutorial explains how you can continue watching your Apple TV+ shows and movies across your various device by picking up right from where you left off.

Continue watching a show on Apple TV on your iPhone

Remember the days when you would start watching a show or movie on TV and were stuck in that room for the duration? Nowadays, this is an unlikely scenario if you’re using a streaming service like Apple TV+, as you can easily resume and continue from the precise spot, irrespective of the device you use at the moment.

Say you’re watching an Apple original like The Elephant Queen or The Morning Show on Apple TV in your living room. You decide to head out to your patio for fresh air and continue watching that show on your iPad. Then it’s bedtime, so you finish watching that same show on your iPhone in bed.

This is a more likely scenario now and super easy to do when you’re enjoying shows with your Apple TV+ subscription. Here’s how to continue watching shows from one device to another with Apple TV+.

Continue watching your Apple TV+ show on other devices

No matter where you’re watching your Apple TV+ show, you can pause it. So, if you don’t want to watch a show or movie on that specific device, simply pause the playback, and then you can close the window, close the app, or even turn off your device if you like.

Next, open the TV app on another device, select the show you were streaming on the previous device under the Up Next heading of the Watch Now tab, and continue enjoying it from the exact spot where you paused it. It’s that simple!

If you look at the show on iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV, you’ll see Continue beneath it.

Apple TV+ Continue Watching

Additionally, you will see a Resume button (like Resume Episode) when you select the show or view its details and go to the full show page.

Resume Episode button on Apple TV show page

Important: This entire thing is super easy. The only requirement is to pause the show on the device you were watching earlier. If you don’t pause it and play that same show on another device, it may start playing from the beginning.

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