[2 Ways] How to Import Movies to Apple TV App

Want to import movies to Apple TV app but do not know how? This guide will show you how to add videos to Apple TV app on iPhone and iPad.


By Lena / Updated on June 6, 2023

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The Videos app has been replaced by the TV app. The TV app offers more features for you to enjoy movies, TV shows and sports. In addition, you can also import movies to Apple TV app so you can watch movies you downloaded on your computer.

Apple TV App

Generally speaking, you can take advantage of iTunes to add movies to Apple TV app. However, the process is kind of time-consuming. You should first add videos to iTunes library and then sync videos to  TV app. If you think this is troublesome, you can go to Part 2 to get an easier way.

Part 1. Import Movies to Apple TV App via iTunes

Using iTunes is a very popular way to transfer media files to iPhone/iPad, after all, it’s Apple's own solution. However, iTunes only supports a few formats. As for videos, iTunes only supports MP4, M4V and MOV formats. If the video you want to transfer is not supported by iTunes, you should first convert the video to a proper format via video conversion tool.

How to Add Movies to Apple TV App on iPhone/iPad via iTunes

To import movies to Apple TV app, we should first add movies to iTunes library and then sync videos to iPhone.

If you bought your movie via iTunes, then it will be automatically added to your library. You can skip down to Step 2 to see how to add movies to Apple TV app.

Step 1. Add Movies to iTunes Library

1. Download the last version of iTunes from Apple website or Microsoft Store. If you already have iTunes installed, check if it is the latest version. If not, please update it. The new version can avoid errors during the transfer.

2. Click File menu > Choose Add File to Library... or Add Folder to Library... to select video files or folder containing video files > Then your videos will be added to iTunes library.

Add File to Library

Step 2. Add Movies to Apple TV App on iPhone/iPad

1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to computer via USB cable.

2. Find the movies you want to import: purchased movies will be saved in Movies and other videos will be saved in Home Videos.

3. Drag the movie onto your iPhone or iPad as the picture shown below.

Drag Video to Device

If a  message says that the movie cannot be copied to the device, you can try to convert the movie to a proper version:

Click the movie you want to import > Click File > Choose Convert > Choose Create iPod or iPhone Version or Create iPad or Apple TV Version. Then new version will appear in Home Videos and you can drag it to your iPhone or iPad.


Part 2. Direct Way to Add Videos to Apple TV App

If you prefer a quick way to import movies to Apple TV app, then you can let the professional iOS transfer tool help you achieve the goal, such as FoneTool. It is specially designed for Windows PC users to manage iOS data.

FoneTool Videos Transfer
Supports Any Type of Video. You can transfer movies, home videos, recorded videos, music videos, etc.
● No Compression. It is able to transfer videos in any size and the quality of the videos won’t be decreased.
● Fast Transfer Speed. With FoneTool, even large videos can be transferred at a super fast speed.
● Always Put Videos in the Right Place. It helps you transfer videos among iPhone, iPad and computer.

It is only a matter of making a few clicks of the mouse to add videos to Apple TV app.  Now free download this tool on your computer and follow the steps below to put your videos in the right place.

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How to Add Videos to Apple TV App on iPhone/iPad via FoneTool

1. Download, install and launch FoneTool.

2. Connect iPhone or iPad to computer.

3. On the home interface, choose PC to iPhone option.

Transfer to iPhone

4. Click the + icon to browse and choose your videos from computer. In addition, you can choose the videos saved in external hard drive or USB flash drive from Transfer Settings.

Choose Videos

5. Click Start Transfer to begin. When it is over, you can browse these videos in Apple TV app on your iPhone.

Transfer to Videos

Final Words

That’s all about how to add videos to Apple TV on iPhone/iPad. You can first add videos to iTunes library and then sync videos to your device. Or you can let FoneTool help you directly import movies to Apple TV app.

PS: FoneTool also can help you transfer music, photos, contacts, etc. You can let it help you transfer non-purchased music from iPhone to computer as backup.