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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.

What’s New

Version 2.2.8

Fix for display bug on 12in or larger iPad devices.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Russell Ihrig ,

Just needs a few things to be amazing.

Like a lot of others, I almost don't want to says anything negative because I really love that this exists and that the met provides such easy access to their archives. Still, it is far from perfect. As others have mentioned the fact that it does not remember your place can be a pain, especially when an accidental push of the home button means you have to start over and find your location. Luckily they break it down into chapters, but it's still something I'm used to in nearly every other app (even safari saves your place in the middle of a video if you change apps).

Perhaps the biggest complaint, though, is that the audio seems incredibly compressed. When a full chorus is singing it gets really tinny and kind of unbearable. I've listened to the same sections streamed through the met's website and the sound quality there is much better. I have a great connection (about 10mbps) so i'm pretty sure its not that, and the video always looks pretty good. You won't notice if you're listening through the iPad speaker, but plug in headphones and it can be distracting.

Actual airplay support (not just mirroring) would also be a plus, and would maybe convince me to get apple tv!

Anyway, I hope they improve it, because I love both the service and the level of quality that I find in all of the met's productions.

procritic ,

Very buggy

Can’t restore iTunes subscription. Doesn’t work. Apple TV app doesn’t work with Apple TV remote. In other words no pausing fast forwarding or even stopping without completely getting out of it, and then having to restart the opera or the scene. Very difficult to use.

Netscorer ,

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.

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