Alongside a major version 3.0 update that rolled out to its iOS app [Direct Link] earlier this week, Turner Classic Movies has also expanded support for its "Watch TCM" app to tvOS devices. Now the app can be downloaded to the fourth-generation Apple TV and fifth-generation Apple TV 4K, with thousands of classic films available on demand.

tcm atv
You'll need to have TCM already on your current cable or satellite TV package, and then once you sync the app to your log-in information you'll get access to its content. This includes two live streams for the east and west coast feed of Turner Classic Movies in addition to the on-demand movies.

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.

The company says this back catalog includes "nearly every title playing on TCM," including introductions by special hosts like Ben Mankiewicz. Both live and on-demand movies are presented uncut, commercial free, and in their original aspect ratios.

The app also features articles, cast and crew information, photo galleries, short films, film collections ("Birthday Tributes", "31 Days of Oscar", "Silent Sunday Nights", etc.) and more. All of the films can be added to your Watchlist so you can keep an organized list of what you want to watch next, but the app doesn't appear to integrate with Apple's TV app as of yet.

Watch TCM differs from Turner Classic Movies' film streaming service "FilmStruck" since it connects to your pre-existing cable subscription. FilmStruck is a standalone subscription service that starts at $6.99/month and raises to $8.25/month ($99 billed annually) and includes most of TCM's classic films as well as the Criterion Collection. The app first debuted on the fourth-generation Apple TV in late 2016.

Related Roundup: Apple TV
Buyer's Guide: Apple TV (Neutral)

Top Rated Comments

Apple_Robert Avatar
47 months ago
Come on, Directv Now.


TCM is one of the few channels worth watching, in my opinion.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
picaman Avatar
47 months ago
No auth possible yet with DirectTV Now. I like the service but the list of providers that allow DTVN sign-ins is woefully incomplete. Not sure whose fault that is.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dyt1983 Avatar
47 months ago
dupe post plz delete
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lord Hamsa Avatar
47 months ago
No auth possible yet with DirectTV Now. I like the service but the list of providers that allow DTVN sign-ins is woefully incomplete. Not sure whose fault that is.
I'm not sure about "woefully incomplete". There are very glaring omissions (like Turner), but it's an extensive list ('https://www.att.com/esupport/article.html#!/directv-now/KM1222524'):


* ABC, A&E, AMC
* BBC America, BTN2GO (Big Ten Network), BET, Bravo Now
* CBS, CMT, CNBC, CSN Bay Area, CSN California, CSN Chicago, CSN Mid-Atlantic, CSN New England, Comedy Central, Cooking Channel
* Disney, Disney Jr., Disney XD, DIY Network
* E! Now, ESPN (Watch ESPN)
* Food Network, FOX Now, FOX Sports Go, Freeform, FX Now, FYI
* HGTV, History, HBO GO® (requires HBO subscription)
* IFC
* Lifetime, LOGO
* MAX GO® (requires Cinemax subscription), MLB Network (Web only), MLB.com At Bat (app only), MSNBC Now, MTV
* National Geographic, NBC, NBC BayArea, NBC California, NBC Chicago, NBC Golf, NBC Mid-Atlantic, NBC New England, NBC Sports, Nick, Nick Jr.
* Olympic Channel, Oxygen Now
* Paramount Network
* Showtime Anytime, SNY (Via NBC Sports), Sprout Now, Sundance TV (Web only), SYFY Now
* Telemundo Now, Travel Channel, TV Land
* UNIVERSO NOW, Univision, Univision-Deportes, Univision NOW, USA NOW
* VH1, Viceland, WEtv
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CentralOffice Avatar
47 months ago
Again, they didn’t let Filmstruck beat them... they ARE Filmstruck.
I feel like an a$$hat now lol but I’m glad I’m wrong. They should be the ones to do it.
[doublepost=1529765913][/doublepost]
The above makes no sense:
"Here’s another TV programmer that wants to sell you TV, over the web, without signing up for a pay TV bundle: Time Warner’s Turner is going to launch an on-demand service for movie buffs next fall.

Turner has a name for the service — FilmStruck — and says it will be managed by the people behind its Turner Classic Movies network. It’s supposed to feature an “eclectic mix of contemporary and classic art house, indie, foreign and cult films."
Now Turner wants to sell you a web video service, too ('https://www.recode.net/2016/4/26/11586398/turner-filmstruck-criterion-subscription')

"FilmStruck is a film streaming service from Turner Classic Movies which caters to cinephiles and focuses on rare, classic, foreign, arthouse, and independent cinema."

Filmstruck ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FilmStruck')

You don't even need to reference the links above, it's right there in the main article:
Thanks for the comprehensive tear down of my misinformed post. I’m glad to be wrong — Turner should be the one anyway so this is a good thing. I’ve been eyeing starting a free trial to test it I’m a moderate classic movie fan.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WarHeadz Avatar
47 months ago
Add me to the list of disappointed for NOW, no DIRECTV NOW!
I also wish Directv now had a west coast feed. It’s a little annoying to be in California and watching shows on EST
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

intel vs m1 max chip purple

Benchmarks Confirm Intel's Latest Core i9 Chip Outperforms Apple's M1 Max With Several Caveats

Wednesday January 26, 2022 8:56 am PST by
Benchmark results have started to surface for MSI's new GE76 Raider, one of the first laptops to be powered by Intel's new 12th-generation Core i9 processor. Intel previously said that its new high-end Core i9 processor is faster than Apple's M1 Max chip in the 16-inch MacBook Pro and, as noted by Macworld, early Geekbench 5 results do appear to confirm this claim, but there are several...
General Dropbox Feature

macOS 12.3 Will Include Cloud Storage Changes Affecting Dropbox and OneDrive

Tuesday January 25, 2022 3:31 pm PST by
Dropbox today announced that users who update to macOS 12.3 once that software version becomes available may temporarily encounter issues with opening online-only files in some third-party apps on their Mac. In a support document and an email to customers, Dropbox said it is actively working on full support for online-only files on macOS 12.3 and will begin rolling out an updated version of...
Apple Watch Red Yellow Green Feature 1

Apple Launches Black Unity Braided Solo Loop With 'Unity Lights' Watch Face

Wednesday January 26, 2022 6:05 am PST by
Apple today announced the Black Unity Braided Solo Loop for the Apple Watch, as well as a new downloadable watch face, to celebrate Black History Month. Following the launch of the limited edition Black Unity Apple Watch Series 6 and Sport Band in 2021, Apple today launched the Black Unity Braided Solo Loop as part of its celebrations for Black History Month this year.Apple is launching a...
ios 15

Apple Releases iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 With Fix for Safari Bug That Leaks Browsing Activity

Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 am PST by
Apple today released iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3, the third major updates to the iOS and iPadOS 15 operating systems that were released in September 2021. iOS and iPadOS 15.3 come almost two weeks after the release of iOS and iPadOS 15.2.1, minor bug fix updates. The iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 updates can be downloaded for free and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in ...
iOS 15

Everything New in iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4: Face ID With a Mask, Emojis, Apple Card Widget, Universal Control and More

Thursday January 27, 2022 12:08 pm PST by
Apple today seeded the first betas of iOS 15.4, iPadOS 15.4 to developers for testing purposes, adding a slew of new features to the latest iOS operating systems. iOS 15.4 is the biggest update that we've had to iOS 15 to date, and it brings Universal Control, Face ID with a mask, new emojis, and tons more. Face ID With a Mask With iOS 15.4, there is now an option to unlock your iPhone...
mobeewave

Upcoming iOS Update Will Allow iPhones to Accept Credit Cards Directly Using NFC

Wednesday January 26, 2022 6:00 pm PST by
Apple is working on a new payments service that will allow iPhones to accept payments directly on device with no additional hardware, reports Bloomberg. Right now, iPhones can accept credit cards with add-ons like the Square Reader, but Apple's new technology will eliminate the need for a third-party product. Individuals and small businesses will be able to accept payments with the tap of a...
macOS Monterey on MBP Feature

Apple Releases macOS Monterey 12.2 With Safari Vulnerability Fix

Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:19 am PST by
Apple today released macOS Monterey 12.2, the second major update to the macOS Monterey update that launched in October. macOS Monterey 12.2 comes over a month after the release of the 12.1 update, which brought SharePlay support. The ‌‌‌macOS Monterey 12.2‌‌ update can be downloaded on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System Preferences. Apple has also...