Apple Fitness+ Available Without Apple Watch on iOS 16.1 and tvOS 16.1

Apple Fitness+ will be available to iPhone users without an Apple Watch starting with iOS 16.1 and tvOS 16.1, which are currently in beta testing.

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In the second beta of iOS 16.1 seeded to developers earlier today, user Jadyn Daniel noticed that it is now possible to subscribe to Apple Fitness+ on the iPhone without having an Apple Watch. And in the second beta of tvOS 16.1 for the Apple TV, Screen Times editor-in-chief Sigmund Judge uncovered a new screen that allows users to connect an iPhone for Apple Fitness+ workouts, with no Apple Watch required.

Apple already announced that Fitness+ would be available to iPhone users who do not own an Apple Watch starting "later this fall" in all 21 countries where the service is currently offered, including the United States, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, the UAE, and the UK.


Launched in December 2020, Apple Fitness+ features a library of over 3,000 workout and meditation videos, with new content added weekly. The subscription-based service is available through the Fitness app on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, with U.S. pricing set at $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year. Without an Apple Watch, iPhone users will not see real-time metrics like heart rate and calories burned during a workout.

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Top Rated Comments

sharkzor Avatar
19 months ago
can't understand why Fitness+ is not available in other european countries.
I live in the netherlands, we can perfectly understand english.
i even have my phone set to english. i can't make head or tails of iOS in dutch.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Aleksitis Avatar
19 months ago
This is super disappointing - for almost 2 years, the Fitness+ has been running and only 21 countries are supported. What about other countries, why this can not be launched in the rest of Europe / EU countries? :(

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Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
senttoschool Avatar
19 months ago
Still no macOS app. This means it's very difficult to display the workout videos in a large screen.

With a macOS app, you can connect to a big monitor or big TV easily. Without a macOS app, you need an Apple TV or a new TV that has Airplay built in - both of which are not common.

Come on Apple. Come on "work" from home employees. Make a macOS app already. I mean for f sakes, Apple Silicon should have made building macOS apps easy. Just check the box that would enable the Fitness iPad app to be downloaded by Apple Silicon macs. Then we can start using it with our macs immediately.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WildSelkie Avatar
19 months ago

Apple fitness needs to be shared like Apple Music.
Apple Fitness+ is shared with anyone on your family account
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
senttoschool Avatar
19 months ago

Did you read the article? It’s coming to tvOS.
Did you read my post? I want it on macOS.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
19 months ago
This is a good way for Apple to get more subscribers.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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