Met Opera on Demand

Met Opera on Demand

Met Opera on Demand

By Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc.

Score: 3.4
From 5 Ratings


Start your 7-day Free Trial or subscribe now in the app, through your iTunes account! Met Opera on Demand delivers instant and unlimited streaming of more than 700 full-length Metropolitan Opera performances on your iPad & iPhone—and on your HDTV or connected sound system as well via Apple TV with AirPlay. The Met Opera on Demand iPad/iPhone app is free to download. Explore the app and the catalog, and enjoy a sampling of free preview content. Now you can sign-up for the 7-day Free Trial or purchase a subscription right inside the app for complete and unlimited access to everything available. Highlights of this unparalleled collection of opera performances include: • More than 120 presentations from every season of the Met’s award-winning "Live in HD" series of global movie-theater transmissions, featuring opera superstars Roberto Alagna, Natalie Dessay, Joyce DiDonato, Renée Fleming, Juan Diego Flórez, Elīna Garanča, Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, Deborah Voigt, and many more • Classic Met telecasts dating from 1977, including "Aida" starring Leontyne Price, "La Bohème" starring Luciano Pavarotti and Renata Scotto, and more • More than 400 radio broadcast performances dating back to 1935, representing nearly all of the most popular operas ever composed and many of the greatest singers in Met history including Björling, Callas, Corelli, Horne, Nilsson, Sutherland, Tebaldi, Te Kanawa, and Tucker All Met Opera on Demand videos include English subtitles, and many recent HD performances also include subtitles in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish, as well as English Closed Captions (CC.) Subscribers can use AirPlay to watch all videos with the full offering of multi-language subtitles on their TV via Apple TV. New operas are added every month. The app also offers a “Continue Watching and Listening” feature that allows you to stop at any time and resume right where you left off whenever you’re ready. You can bookmark your favorite performances for easy access at any time as well. The Met Opera on Demand iPad/iPhone App requires a Wi-Fi internet connection to stream videos and content availability is subject to change. If you subscribe in the app: Met Opera on Demand offers two auto-renewing subscription types available for purchase through your iTunes Account: Monthly (with a free 7-day trial for first time purchasers) and Annual. Payment will be charged (after any free trial period, if applicable) to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase, at the price listed under "Choose Your Offer" (currently $14.99 US Dollars for a Monthly subscription and $149.99 US Dollars for an Annual subscription.) Depending on your App Store country or region, prices might be listed and payments charged in your local currency, US Dollars, or Euros. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes Account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and the auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription. The Metropolitan Opera’s Terms & Conditions ( and Privacy Policy ( also apply.


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Purchased a subscription

I purchased subscription and it will not let me login it asked for my username and password. It does not recognize my iTunes account. Very frustrating wasted a lot of time trying to login. Would not recommend until they fix the bug.
By Mutty62

App needs an update

This app has not been updated since 2019 and has several bugs including the lack of remote button presses. The menu button fails to respond on a regular basis as does to play/pause button. The result is the inability to pause an opera or go back once you’ve start one. I have tried it both as a free and paid subscriber. Same problem both ways. Excellent content but extremely frustrating. Beware before you subscribe.
By WillR35

Great app when it works

As you already know from other reviewers, the app‘ version for Apple TV needs to be updated. The navigation functions have stopped working about a month ago. If you will not fix this soon, I will cancel my subscription!
By Rob12647

Content is great, app needs work

For the most part, the app does what it needs to do: playback content. I rarely experience buffering issues or drops in quality. I agree with other reviewers that it would be nice if the quality were better (especially the audio). However, in my experience there are some persistent bugs. Right now what’s frustrating me is the inability to pause playback on Apple TV. To “pause” I have to exit and then return to the app when I’m ready. Pressing play/pause has no discernible effect.
By dbvoegtle

Pause broken on Apple TV app

I love this app but just yesterday (11/14) on my Apple TV (4K) the pause/play button on remote no longer works. On other apps like HBO, Disney+, etc it still works fine. I’ve tried everything I can think of, restart, delete & reinstall, unplug Apple TV device - nothing has helped. VERY, VERY, VERY frustrating and seriously diminishes my enjoyment of the app without the flexibility of being able to pause. I’m hoping for a fix soon.
By rwf2

Improvement needed.

This app as well as your web application needs serious updating. Why can’t you rewind and forward between scenes? What if there is a favorite part of the opera that you would like to play over again without having to play the entire scene? This is ridiculous
By mtb1275

Great potential

I love met operas and this app delivers full catalogue that is pure delight to watch. Unfortunately the app is very buggy and I hope developer is working on improving it to meet the quality of the content presented. Few suggestions for upgrading the app: - improve sound quality. At home I use very good sound equipment and it is obvious that the sound used in even HD streams is very compressed. Operas are ultimate sound test and I know how good opera can sound if you have the right equipment. Ideally you should provide an uncompressed sound for ultimate experience. - please provide the ability to download streams and audio recordings for offline use. I like to stream audio recordings when I drive and every time my car goes through the poor or no signal area I have interruptions that I hate. - improve the info and bio on the recordings and artists that you showcase. They deserve all the credit and currently are treated like sub notes on the otherwise excellent content - allow us to ‘favorite’ recordings that we love and would like. I would like to have ‘My list’ feature prominently placed on the app home page. - add 4k HDR content for newer recordings. 1080p is so outdated.
By Netscorer

New subscriber, app unreliable

The last thing The Met needs is an expensive app that doesn’t work, but here we are. I wanted to see Der Fliegende Hollander from March 2020 in the worst way and it final appeared in streaming. I signed up for a full year of On Demand. Now it doesn’t recognize I am a full subscriber on iPad or iPhone. Sometimes it works. I have deleted and re-added. Contacted Apple who confirms I am all set. So it’s a serious disconnect.
By DanBobFred65

Gets the Job Done, Needs Performance Improvements

It does a good job at letting you watch the operas you’d like, but the amount of glitches that occur with the subtitles drive me insane. Also, I can’t favorite any of the operas I’ve watched. Sometimes they won’t even play. So if you have the patience and passion, it’s a decent app. If not, don’t download.
By Mr. Kittens0301


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