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Published on June 22nd, 2018 | by Brad Gibson


Turner Classic Movies updates movie binge-watching on Apple TV app

Turner Broadcasting System has released a major update to Watch TCM, the streaming app of the Turner Classic Movies channel for Apple TV with two live streams of its east and west coast feeds, and thousands of on-demand movies, commercial free.

The app includes a two-month interactive schedule to help create a viewing plan along with feature-length articles, cast & crew details, image galleries, movie background information, and a complete synopsis of each movie. Users can add any movie to a queue to watch later.

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The 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.

Users can subscribe to Subscribe to Movie Star alerts and get notified movies starring selected actors are available on Watch TCM. Alerts will also be delivered to a subscriber when a movie starring someone in an actor list becomes available to play on demand.

To view TCM live streams and on-demand movies, users must log in with their TV provider username and password. Other features of the Watch TCM service include a personalized watchlist; two months of TV listings; clips and trailers; movie and actor alerts notifying users when their favorite themes or movies are available; and a fan feed of comments on each film.

The app is available through the Apple TV App Store at this link.

About the Author

Brad is co-founder and editor-in-chief of He has been a technology reporter since the late 1980s having previously worked for MacUser, MacFormat, and iCreate magazines, as well as,,,, and He hosted and produced the MacFormat This Week podcast for three years. He was also a reporter, editor, and producer for the AOL, the BBC, Associated Press, and United Press International.

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