Met Opera on Demand

Met Opera on Demand

By Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc.

Score: 3
From 136 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 600 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 100 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, Plácido Domingo, 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, Jon Vickers as Otello, 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.



  • Lousy sound

    By BillBarrick
    Even when video is HD, sound is stereo and poor quality.
  • Good, but could improve

    By ABR3434
    Every content owner wants to provide their own streaming service to cut out the middle man and collect all the profits, but delivering first-class software and infrastructure presents different challenges than content production. This app is not bad — they’ve fixed a number of issues I see in earlier reviews over the five years this app has been out. It would still be nice to use AirPlay on free previews (and return to them after leaving the app), and browse by artist. Also, like some other reviewers mention the sound quality could be better. I suspect it is being compressed too much, though the video quality is good.
  • I’m loving this app!

    By Deru
    I use it while driving, at home on iPhone, laptop and Apple TV. I haven’t had any technical problems, as long as I have a decent signal strength. The annual rate is the best deal. The resume function is excellent and always picks up an audio or video file where I last stopped. Please put “Angels” on, as well as the latest Thais.
  • Too expensive

    By Trickydamus
    If this is an attempt to get young people interested in opera (a dying art), then it needs to be priced more competitively. It costs more than any other basic streaming service (Netflix, Hulu, etc.), so it’s really only targeting people that are already fans of opera. Someone curious could probably watch these videos on YouTube for free. This seems like such a great opportunity to reinvigorate some public interest in opera, but asks too much for a subscription. Two stars because although useless for anyone not into opera, it’s a pretty comprehensive app for die hard opera fans for whom the cost is worth it.
  • Great concept

    By Olaf48
    Unfortunately the App really doesn't work well. At this moment I can't pause, stop, or exit the app and it's not my remote.
  • Mostly great app

    By kittynipples
    I love the ability to watch these great performances on demand. However, at least on the Apple TV, during playback, the app will occasionally become unresponsive to the remote and will need to be force quit. I’ve also had subtitles stop displaying randomly. Fix these bugs and the app will definitely be five stars.
  • Won't accept my email

    By Little-Miss-Aya
    When I type my email in to subscribe, it keeps telling me my email address is invalid when I know it's not. Is there any way to fix this?
  • Opera on Demand

    By Chapter 6
    I adore the concept and the selection seems pretty extensive, but, $15 dollars a month is far too expensive for one genre of music. Please reconsider your subscription fees. Compare it to other music streaming methods. Thank you
  • Cannot access app.

    By Johnny Fin
    Update to initial one star rating. Met responded quickly providing a user name, which did work, while email address had not. There is a broad selection of operas. Chose Carmen, with Elian Garanca in title role. Cinematic, like a movie. Was expecting just a face to stage camera. This was exciting and so different. Bravo! And of course the opera, music, sound just fab. Great concept and well done. Can sign in via web, but not app, which responds that password is incorrect. Just signed up for annual subscription. Let's get this right.
  • Unusable

    By SnookFan
    I tried to log into this app. It requires that you go to the Metropolitan Opera website to set up an account. That is fine. The problem is when logging on to the app it asks for your user name. Unfortunately the Met website never asked me to set up a user name, only an email address and password. So I can't log onto the app. I tried to add a username to my account but haven't been able to do it. They should try making their app more user friendly. This is pretty basic stuff.