How to watch Apple TV Plus on Nintendo Switch?

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Emma
December 12, 2023

Apple TV app is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, however, Nintendo Switch users are not so lucky. Apple TV app is not available on Nintendo Switch. The biggest advantage of the Nintendo Switch is that it has both handheld and host modes. The handheld mode is small and portable and can be carried out anywhere, just like a cell phone; while the host mode can be connected to a display, and can also sit in front of a TV or projector to play an immersive game.

Currently Nintendo Switch supports Hulu, YouTube, Crunchyroll, Funimation, Pokémon TV and Twitch. It doesn’t support Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, etc. 

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Option 1 Watch iTunes purchases on Nintendo Switch from Movies Anywhere

There is a free service called Movies Anywhere that lets you link your Amazon Prime, , iTunes, Vudu, Microsoft, etc. accounts so that all purchased movies are linked to your Movies Anywhere account. And then link to Google Play, your movies will show up under PURCHASES on YouTube. As there is a YouTube App on Switch, you can now watch all your purchased movies on the Switch. Movies Anywhere is only available to residents of the United States.

  1. Go to https://moviesanywhere.com/explore in your browser, create an account and log in.
  2. Click you account in the top right corner.
  3. Click the + icon to connect iTunes and YouTube.
  4. After connecting, you can watch all iTunes purchased movies and TV shows in Movies Anywhere and YouTube.
  5. As YouTube app is available on Nintendo Switch, you can then watch iTunes movies on Nintendo Switch through YouTube app.
  6. Open YouTube app on your Nintendo Switch, go to Library – Purchases and you will find all iTunes purchased videos.

Please note that MoviesAnywhere only collects movies and TV shows you purchased from iTunes Store, it won’t show titles in Apple TV Plus catalog.

Option 2 Install Android OS on Nintendo Switch

If you want to watch Apple TV Plus on Switch, you’ll need to mod your Nintendo Switch and install the Android OS on your console.

Please note that there’s a chance that it could damage your console. So, this isn’t us advising you to do it, merely letting you know that it’s something that can be done.

If you still want to, then you’ll need to follow the detailed guide on the XDA Developers forum, where they go over how to install Android onto your beloved console.

Once Android OS is installed, your Switch will run like an Android tablet. Although there is no Apple TV+ app for Android devices, you can watch it via a web browser.

Option 3 Watch Apple TV+ movies and TV shows on Nintendo Switch from Plex

1. How to access Plex on Nintendo Switch?

Nintendo Switch don’t have default media player, so you can’t play local video from the microSD card directly. You need to transfer your local movies to Plex. Plex app is still not available on Nintendo Switch, but you can access it with browser.

  1. On your Nintendo Switch dashboard, select System Settings.
  2. Select the Internet option and tap on Internet Settings.
  3. Now select the WiFi network you have connected to your device.
  4. Navigate to the option Change Settings and go to DNS Settings.
  5. Toggle the DNS settings from Automation to Manual
  6. Now go to Primary DNS and enter 045.05.142.122 and tap on save.
  7. Press OK on the screen.
  8. Go to the previous screen and select Connect to This Network.
  9. Click Next, and you will be moved to the SwitchBru DNS page.
  10. Now select the option Continue to Google.
  11. Type Plex in the search tab of the Google Web page text box and press search.
  12. Select the official website of Plex from the search results.
  13. Use your Plex credentials to sign in.

2. How to download Apple TV+ movies/TVshows to MP4 and upload to Plex?

Pazu Apple TV+ Video Downloader helps you download any TV shows and films from Apple TV+ to MP4/MKV so you can transfer and play them anywhere you want offline without Apple TV+ app or browser.

Steps to download Apple TV+ movies and TV shows to MP4

Step 1: First, you need to install the software on the device whether it is Mac or Windows. After launch the software, it will redirect to the screen where you have to log in your Apple TV+ account.

Apple TV Plus Downloader

Apple TV+ Video Downloader

Download Apple TV+ movies & TV shows to MP4/MKV. 

  • Download Apple TV+ movies & TV shows on Windows/Mac.
  • Download Apple TV+ to MP4/MKV.
  • Preserve audio tracks and subtitles.
  • Fast downloading speed.

Apple TV Plus Downloader

Step 2: After logging into your account, type the show or movie you want to download in the search field and click the search icon.

Apple TV Plus Downloader

Step 3: Click the gear icon on the top right corner to select the video format, codec, audio and subtitle languages, output folder, etc. 

Apple TV Plus to MP4

Step 4: After doing all the changes, simply click on the download button. For movie, the downloading starts immediately. For TV show, you will be presented with all episodes. Select the seasons and episodes you want to download.

Apple TV Plus to MP4 Downloader

Further, if required you can change the subtitle and audio track by clicking on the gear-like icon.

Apple TV Plus audio track
Apple TV Plus subtitle

Click OK button on the top right corner to close this window, then click the Download button in step 4 to start downloading episodes.

Apple TV Plus to MP4 Downloader

To see all the downloaded items, go to the History tab.

Apple TV Plus to MP4 Downloader