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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.
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Ratings and Reviews
I hesitate to even say anything negative about this app because to have such access to operatic archives such as are included here is, indeed, a tremendous privilege. The only "problem" that I have with the app as it is right now is that if one switches to a different app in the middle of viewing or listening to something on Met Player, when returning to Met Player to continue viewing the previously uncompleted selection one must start over in the selection process and then jump to the location where one last left off. This seems like a relatively simple fix, so hopefully it will be addressed in future updates.
Thanks, Metropolitan Opera and Peter Gelb for your great gift to all of us opera lovers worldwide!!
Great until it’s not
I purchased a subscription to Met Opera On Demand for my dad. He loves the content. There are a great many performances available, going back quite a long time, and including both HD and SD content, with lots of new content. My dad is a lifelong opera fan, and he is happy as a clam watching or listening to great opera every night. Unfortunately, the app on our iPad has started crashing every time it’s opened. This makes it useless on that platform. We already bought a new iPad because the app was crashing on our old one. Tech support kept telling us they knew about a bug and that it had been fixed. Not so in our case. I get that older technology becomes outdated and stops running some apps. That’s on Apple. But this is a newer model — iPad Air Wi-Fi running the latest OS (I updated as a troubleshooting measure, to no avail). The subscription is quite expensive. I expect full functionality from the app. You can’t simply ignore customers who have lost the ability to use what they have paid for on your so-called supported platforms. This is IOS we’re talking about for Pete’s sake. Fortunately we can still use the app with our smart TV. I would advise people not to invest the money if you are counting on this app to work with an iPad, especially if it is an older model. We are sympathetic to the Met during this difficult financial time for the performing arts. Nevertheless, they should seriously consider a shake-up among their contracted app developers.
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.
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