But Apple’s subscription video service is a bit different than the likes of Netflix, Disney Plus and HBO Max. Unlike its main competitors, it doesn’t have a deep library for you to dive into, and unlike Netflix, it doesn’t drop all the episodes of a season at once. Instead, Apple TV Plus has a relatively small (but growing) lineup of originals, like Ted Lasso, Schmigadoon, Physical and The Morning Show and others — and new episodes are released weekly.
Ted Lasso — a feel-good, fish-out-of-water sports dramedy that’s maybe Apple TV Plus’ closest thing to a breakout hit — is back on Apple TV Plus with its new second season, and it’s full first season is there to binge and catch up.
In addition, Apple TV Plus also recently shook up the deals that let most of its subscribers watch its original shows and movies free. This month, many existing customers were charged for the first time, and Apple also has phased out a longtime offer for a yearlong free trial. So to watch Ted Lasso’s new episodes, many members are paying for the service for the first time.
It also doesn’t have its own dedicated app (or channel). Apple TV Plus’ shows live inside the Apple TV app. (And the Apple TV app is different than the Apple TV streaming device. Yeah, it’s confusing.)
In the past, Apple TV Plus has tended to release a few episodes at once when it premieres a new season or a new series, but that wasn’t the case with Ted Lasso’s second season.
What is Ted Lasso’s season 2 release schedule?
Ted Lasso’s second season premiere became available to stream on Apple TV Plus early Friday, with a single episode available to stream. The show is expected to have 12 total episodes, with each new one dropping every Friday. That would set its season finale on Oct. 8.
What channel is Ted Lasso on?
It’s um not on any channel.
This is actually a common question when a single title on a service may have wider awareness than the service itself. But Apple TV Plus is a streaming-video subscription that you can watch within Apple’s TV app. It’s not a channel on any traditional pay-TV service.
See the sections below for more details on how and where you can watch. So where exactly do I watch Ted Lasso (or Schmigadoon, The Morning Show, Physical, etc.)?
Unlike Netflix and other subscription streaming services, Apple TV Plus doesn’t have its own dedicated app. The Apple TV Plus programming resides inside Apple’s TV app, which overall serves as a hub to watch programming from other video subscriptions and to rent or buy movies and shows a la carte. That can be a little confusing, but the TV app has a tab dedicated just to Apple TV Plus originals, so you can find them in one place without other kinds of programming you need to pay for separately.
Apple’s TV app (and, by extension, Apple TV Plus) is available for: Apple devices that can stream video including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV streaming boxes, iPod Touch and Macs
Amazon Fire TV
Samsung smart TVs
LG smart TVs
Vizio smart TVs
Sony smart TVs
Apple TV Plus is also available to watch on the web at tv.apple.com.
However, if you want to watch on an Android phone, or any mobile device besides an iPhone or iPad, you’ll have to watch in a web browser. Apple’s TV app isn’t available on any mobile devices except the ones the company makes itself. How much does Apple TV Plus cost?
Apple TV Plus costs $5 a month, or $50 for an annual subscription. By comparison, Disney Plus is $8 a month, with a library of movies and shows that dwarfs Apples. And Netflix, the world’s biggest subscription streaming service, prices its most popular plan at $13 a month in the US; it offers other tiers at $9 and $16 a month.