Where & How to Watch Bright Online or on Apple TV

Bright, an exclusive Netflix offering that is a cop comedy, fantasy film, and comedic thriller all at once, is set in an alternate dimension where fairies, orcs, elves, and magic exist alongside humanity in a modern world that mirrors our own. Netflix invested over 90 million dollars in Bright, and the gamble payed off. 11 million people watched Bright the first three days it was available for streaming, and that's only the number who watched it on TV! The demand for a sequal was nearly immediate, and Netflix has already announced there's one in the works. If you haven't watched Bright yet either, let's go over how to stream Bright online through your iPhone, iPad, Macbook, or Apple TV. 

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Where Can I Watch Bright?

Bright premiered December 22, 2017 exclusively on Netflix. 

How to Watch Bright Online

If you don’t already have an account, you’ll need to subscribe to Netflix. (Sign up for Netflix and get your first month free. Plans start at $7.99 per month.) Once you have a Netflix account, you’ll have several streaming options at your fingertips. Select your favorite internet browser on your computer or laptop and pull up Netflix. Or use the Netflix app on your iPhone or iPad, it can be found in the App store on your Home screen.

How to Watch Bright on Apple TV

For Apple TV 2 or 3:

  • Make sure you're on the Home screen.
  • From the main Apple TV menu, select Netflix.
  • Choose Already A Member.
  • Sign in as usual by entering your email address and password.

​For Apple TV 4 or 4k

  • You'll need to install the Netflix app if you haven't already.
  • From the Home screen, tap on App Store.
  • In the App Store, search for Netflix, then tap Get to install.
  • Now the Netflix app should appear on your Home screen.
  • Tap on the Netflix app, then sign in to your account with your email address and password.
  • If you don't have an account yet, you can select Start Your Free Month and create your account.

Now that you have a Netflix account and are signed in, you can use the Search box to find Bright and stream the movie.

When Will Bright 2 Be Available on Netflix?

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Bright has been available for Netflix streaming since December 22, 2017. Netflix has not announced a Bright 2 release date yet. We will update this post when it does. Netflix does rotate the availability of movies, and not every movie is permanently available to stream. If you'd like to see Bright, watch it now or download it for later.

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is an SEO Content Strategist and Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.