Removed episode from Up Next on Apple TV

A handy feature of the TV app is that you can add shows to your Up Next queue. So as you browse through the options, you can tap or click and that next episode will be waiting for you when you’re ready. And this will sync across your devices too.

The problem is that if you add too many shows and end up disliking one, you’re probably never going to click it in your queue to watch the next episode. Then, your Up Next queue becomes flooded with shows you’ll never watch.

If you’d like to keep your queue clean with only the shows you actually want, here’s how to remove episodes from it in the TV app on iOS, Mac, and Apple TV.

Remove episodes from Up Next on iOS

Open the TV app on your iPhone or iPad and then do one of the following to remove shows from your Up Next queue.

Remove episodes with 3D Touch

1) Tap the Watch Now tab to see your Up Next queue.

2) Select and hold the show you want to remove.

3) Tap Remove from Up Next in the shortcut menu.

Remove from Up Next on iPhone 3D Touch

Remove episodes in the show details

1) Tap the Watch Now tab to see your Up Next queue.

2) Tap the show you want to remove.

3) At the top, tap Added. This will remove the checkmark and the episode from your queue.

Remove from Up Next on iPhone Details

Remove episodes from Up Next on Mac

It’s just as easy to remove a show from Up Next on your Mac. Open the TV app and then follow these simple steps.

1) Click the Watch Now tab to see your Up Next queue.

2) Select the show you want to remove.

3) Click In Up Next. This will remove the checkmark and the episode from your queue.

Remove from Up Next on Mac

Note: Some shows will resume playing when you select them in the Up Next queue rather than go to the details page. If this occurs, use the Search box to find the show, select it, and then click In Up Next to remove it.

Remove episodes from Up Next on Apple TV

If you’re using your Apple TV, you can remove shows from your queue there as well. Open the TV app and then do the following.

1) Move to the Watch Now tab to see your Up Next queue.

2) Click and hold the show you want to remove with the touchpad on your remote.

3) Click Remove from Up Next. You’ll see a brief message at the top that the show has been removed.

Remove from Up Next on Apple TV

Wrapping it up

If you use the TV app on your device, then keeping your Up Next queue clean means that you don’t have to fish through a bunch of shows you don’t want to watch. That’s as bad as trying to find a show on cable, right?

Use the Up Next feature in the TV app so that when you’re ready to sit down and tune in, you have the shows you love at your fingertips.

Which shows have you been watching in the TV app? Are you sucked into a new series or letting your kids enjoy something new? Let us know!

And for more, take a look at how to create and manage a playlist in the TV app on your Mac.