How to Install and Watch Freeview on Apple TV

Freeview on Apple TV

Pocket Guide

  • Screen Mirror from iPhone: Open App Store >> click Search bar >> search and select Freeview >> click Get >> select Open >> Login >> Open Control Center > Screen Mirror > Apple TV.
  • AirPlay from Mac: Go to Mac menu bar >> Click AirPlay >> Select Apple TV >> Enter the password shown on Apple TV >> Visit Freeview website >> Login >> Play a video to watch on Apple TV.

Freeview is an excellent streaming hub to access popular shows and good movies for free. While the Freeview app is available for streaming devices like Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick, smartphones, and PC, you cannot watch Freeview on Apple TV directly. i.e., the Freeview channel isn’t officially available for Apple TV. However, there are two alternative methods to watch Freeview on tvOS. In other words, you shall screen mirror Freeview titles to the TV.

Why is Freeview Not on Apple TV?

Now, Freeview is only smartphone compatible and is available for iPhone and iPad. It isn’t available for Apple TV, and there is no specific reason from the developer’s end. It may become compatible with the Apple TV sooner or later.

What’s on Freeview

In Freeview, you get 15 HD channels, 70 TV channels, and 7 on-demand players. It supports browsing shows from All4, ITV Hub, BBC iPlayer, Live TV channels, and My5. Freeview lets you choose your preferred channels and pay only for the channels you choose. The users can find and access their favorite shows from the on-demand players. It includes a TV Guide, and you shall set reminders to never miss the upcoming shows.

How to Screen Mirror Freeview on Apple TV

As Freeview is compatible with iOS, you shall screen mirror its content to your AppleTV of any model.

[1] Unlock your iOS device and connect your device and Apple TV to the same Wi-Fi network.

[2] Launch the App Store app on your iOS device.

[3] Hit the Search bar and use the on-screen keyboard to type Freeview.

[4]  Select the Freeview from the search results.

[5] Click the Get button to install the app on your iOS device from the App Store.

Get Freeview on Apple TV

[6] Enter the necessary credentials and log in to the app.

[7] Once you’re in, go to the Control Center on your iOS device.

[8] Click the Screen Mirroring icon and select Apple TV.

Click Screen Mirroring icon

[9] Now, you can see the iOS screen on Apple TV. Choose Freeview content from the mobile app and enjoy streaming it on TV.

Watch Freeview on Apple TV

FYI: In addition to Apple TV, you shall stream the greatest shows from the ITV Hub, All 4, My5, etc., with Freeview on Firestick.

How to AirPlay Freeview to Apple TV using Mac

Carry out the below procedure after connecting your Apple TV and macOS to the same WIFI.

[1] Click the AirPlay icon from the menu bar of your macOS. The AirPlay icon resembles a rectangle with an upward arrow at the bottom.

AirPlay from Mac

[2] Then, select the Apple TV you want to AirPlay to in the drop-down menu.

[3]  A password will be displayed on the screen of your Apple TV. Input the code on the pop-up window that shows up on your Mac.

[4] Your macOS screen gets mirrored to the Apple TV device.

[5] Now, open a web browser on your Mac and visit the Freeview website.

[6] Go ahead with the sign-in process by entering your Freeview login details.

[7] Finally, you can play any video on macOS, and the same will start playing on your Apple TV.

Freeview is a fantastic app for streaming Live channels, News, and Movies. It even carries the nation’s special programs over and on-demand TV content. Freeview HD recorder is useful for downloading shows and movies to stream offline. Until you officially get the Freeview Apple TV app, you shall screen mirror or AirPlay from your iOS or Mac.


Is Freeview free?

Yes, Freeview is completely free and does not require any subscription.

Can you watch Freeview on Apple TV?

Freeview has no standalone app for Apple TV 4k or HD. However, you can screen mirror the app’s content from an iOS device or Mac.

How to download Freeview on Apple TV 4k?

There is no way to download the app on Apple TV of any model as it isn’t officially available.