Met Opera on Demand

Met Opera on Demand

By Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc.

Score: 1.8
From 20 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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I’ve got no idea who’s in charge of selections in the catalog, but it’s poor at best. Good bye!

Terrible selection

I don't know who the curator for this application is, but after paying month after month for a couple of years, you'd expect the Met to give you access to good quality videos of some strong performances. However, most of them are from several years back, with the poorest visual definition you might expect and sound with no remastering at all. They have more audio of performances than videos as well. In any case, I would not recommend this application any more after being patience for quite some time.

Unreliable service

Love the app when it works. The. There are those times when there is technical errors. Such as right now, 2/17/23 11:05pm. This is at least the second time the service was not available since my subscription. The last time was when the Met Opera got hacked and service was not available for quite some days. Beef up your service please!
By c4change


Truly terrible experience. Cannot watch anything on iPhone. The app is USELESS.
By Staampv

Once happy now distressed

For several years, we have watched met opera on demand with pleasure every Saturday followed by a zoom discussion. A month we lost access and though I have tried multiple times to reactivate my app I have failed I even set up new email address to establish a new account and that too has failed. When I try to activate I get a message to subscribe. When I try to resubscribe I get a message to activate. This is the most unfriendly app I have ever used.,
By second bee

Excellent App

Works flawlessly on my Apple TV and sound system. Only complaint is iPad app favorites do not synch up with Apple TV. Also the Met takes its own time and selection in getting new Operas up. Only the HD versions are worth seeing which is a great pity as some of the greatest performances are older and not HD. Obviously a 4K option would be welcome.
By Appreviewer452


I have not been able to log in for months- doesn’t recognize email— rschor@
By robert@@@@@

Don’t subscribe until website is back online

The Met Opera has had a huge web event and is down at the moment, wait until this is resolved until subscribing. I’m currently being billed for the app to crash when I try to use it.
By Aflores8d

Persistent “connection error” in the recent months

Though the app does need some improvements I used to fairly enjoy it until a few months ago when all of a sudden I suddenly cannot anymore use it. I keep getting a “connection error”. (Needless to say I don’t have any internet connection issues with any other app or web access). It’s literally non functional. Not sure how this issue could have been released and not fixed for so many months.
By Gori20

Horrible App

A total waste of time. I signed up to subscribe and got to watch Turandot. Next time I opened the app, it wouldn’t play anything. And when I clicked on “Restore Purchases,” it just crashed. Needless to say, I deleted the app and canceled my subscription.

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