Apps criterion channel

Published on April 8th, 2019 | by Kirk Hiner


The Criterion Collection now streaming to Apple TV

Cinema lovers rejoice; the Criterion Channel streaming service has launched with a library of over 1,000 feature films, 350 shorts, and thousands of trailers, behind-the-scenes documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and more.

As you’d expect from the Criterion Collection, feature content is presented in daily themes such as “Columbia Noir,” “Screenwriter: Suso Cecchi d’Amico,” and “Directed by David Lynch.” There’s a new theme each day to inspire you to find and try something new, but you always have access to Criterion’s entire streaming library that features constantly refreshed selections of Hollywood, international, art-house, and independent movies. Many titles are presented in their complete Blu-ray and DVD editions, and some unreleased titles are available, as well.

Additional features include:

  • Ongoing programs of Hollywood, international, art-house, independent, documentary, and short films, including thematic programming, director and star retrospectives, and guest-curated series.
  • Original Criterion Channel series such as Observations on Film Art, Adventures in Moviegoing, and Art-House America.
  • Supplemental features to deepen your appreciation of the art of film, including audio commentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, scholarly analyses, introductions, new and archival interviews, and trailers.

Interested subscribers can try the Criterion Collection via the free, 14-day trial, after which the service will cost $10.99/month or $99.99/year.

The Criterion Channel for Apple TV is available now for free in the App Store. For more information, visit

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About the Author

has been writing for the Apple web since 1997, having served as editor of Applelinks and the Technology Tell Apple Channel. In addition to his work with BEST Apple TV, Kirk currently contributes to Mac Gamer HQ and Pure Nintendo. He lives with his wife and three children in small-town Ohio where the land is cheap and the air is (relatively) clean.

4 Responses to The Criterion Collection now streaming to Apple TV

  1. Sebastian Szwarc says:

    There is also theme devoted to movies of late Agnes Varda :)

  2. Steven O'Farrell says:

    My brother is trying to get on the Criterion channel during the free trial period, and most definitely will want to subscribe to the channel. He has an older Apple TV device, and an older Fire Stick. Both are at least 3 years old, I’m guessing – not new generation models ( Apple TV/Amazon Fire Stick). What do you suggest as being his optimal solution for connecting to Criterion? Will his current equipment work? He cancelled cable tv but still has an internet connection. He has a 3 year old Sony 1080i (50 inch) with HDMI, etc.

  3. Gail says:

    I am a charter subscriber and can only get the CC on my IPad. How do I get it on my Apple TV?

  4. Chloé Renéee says:

    we can’t add Criterion to our apple TV. is it because it’s an old one?

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