With season 3 already released, Ted Lasso is at the top of many people’s minds. If you’ve already been watching the fish-out-of-water sports comedy, you know where to find it. But if you’re just now looking to dive into the popular show, we’ll fill you in on how to watch Ted Lasso in 2024.
What is Ted Lasso about?
Jason Sudeikis stars as the titular character Ted Lasso, an uber-optimistic American football coach from Kansas City who takes the head coaching job of a fledgling Premier League soccer team. The fish-out-of-water jokes quickly take a backseat to the compelling storyline, character arcs, and subplots, which allowed the series to take home the Writers Guild Award for Comedy Series in 2021.
With over 125 nominations, the show has won 65+ awards, including Emmys for Best Comedy Show, Actor, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, and more. The role also earned Sudeikis back-to-back Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2021 and 2022.
Where can you watch Ted Lasso?
The popular comedy series is an Apple TV+ original which means it’s available exclusively on Apple TV+. You currently won’t find it anywhere else. Not even on cable or satellite TV.
The good news is that Apple TV+ doesn’t require some other service provider or any special devices to watch it. You can just sign up and start streaming immediately from your phone, computer, or streaming media player.
However, Apple TV+ does give special preference to Apple devices, which we’ll get into below.
How to watch Ted Lasso on Apple TV+?
Apple TV+ offers a single subscription tier. The option to pay annually isn’t exactly prominent on the website when signing up, but it’s there, and you will get a slight discount monthly for choosing this option
When the service first launched in 2019, compared to similarly-priced streaming services, it didn’t feel like the cost was worth it for the content. But with a steady stream of top-notch, award-winning shows – like The Morning Show, Severance, and For All Mankind – it’s become more attractive.
Can you download Ted Lasso to watch offline?
Unfortunately, this piece of good news is just for Apple owners. You can only download content using the Apple TV+ app on an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Mac.
If you have a compatible iOS device or Mac, all you need to do is navigate to the Ted Lasso episode you want to watch offline and then tap or click the download button. To watch your downloads, go to the Library tab and select the episode you’d like to watch.
Your episodes will be available to watch for 30 days and then they expire.
Which devices can you use to watch Ted Lasso?
Apple TV+ is owned by the world’s largest consumer electronics company. And Apple got that way following a walled garden strategy – a closed ecosystem of devices and software. That means you won’t find the Apple TV+ app on Android (yet?).
However, outside of the mobile space, the Apple TV+ app is available on a range of popular non-Apple devices. You can watch Apple TV+ on the following:
- Computer: All major web browsers
- Mobile: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
- Streaming: Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku
- Gaming: PlayStation, Xbox
- TVs: Android TV, Hisense, LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Vizio
- Cable set-top boxes: Cox, BTV, FreeTV, MagentaTV, Sky, Xfinity
Find Ted Lasso extras on Apple TV+
Some streaming services have started offering bonus content similar to DVD extras – things like trailers, interviews, and featurettes about some aspect of the show or movie.
Apple TV+ has around 10 such extras, and most are about a minute long. They include cast members introducing their character, “Ted Trivia”, and the 4-minute stop-motion animated short, The Missing Christmas Mustache.
How many simultaneous streams does Apple TV+ include?
A single Apple TV+ subscription lets you watch up to 6 screens at the same time. There are no restrictions on location, so all those screens don’t need to be streaming on your home network.
Does Apple TV+ have a free trial?
You can try Apple TV+ free for 7 days. That should be more than enough time to binge at least the first season of Ted Lasso.
With free trials, it’s usually good practice to “cancel” the trial as soon as it starts so you don’t charged if you decide not to subscribe. But most trials allow you to keep watching until the end of the trial. That’s not the case with Apple TV+, as you might lose access the moment you cancel your trial. You also need to cancel your trial at least 24 hours before it’s over, or you’ll be charged for your first month.
Douglas Wright • Author
Douglas Wright is a freelance writer based in Japan. A former web designer and technical writer, he left beautiful Vancouver for bustling Tokyo, where he spent a decade recruiting for software and high-tech firms. No longer commuting through the world’s busiest train station, he writes fiction and a wide range of formats for clients around the world. When he gets AFK, he’s either outdoors with his two boys, streaming a show with his wife, or reading a book over a French-pressed, hand-ground coffee.
Lisa Holden • Editor
Lisa Holden is an editor and creative based in Houston, TX. Lisa holds a BA in African-American Studies from Temple University and has spent her career working in news publications and magazines, even founding a magazine herself. When she’s not editing or working on one of her many creative endeavors (whenever that is), she enjoys traveling to new places and biking on sunny days.