CODA Film: Free Screening, Summary & How to Watch

CODA Film is Apple TV+ exclusive movie that was released on August 13, 2021. Directed by Sian Heder, CODA got 3 nominations in the 94th Academy Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay, for Writer, Director Sian Heder, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role, for Troy Kotsur who is also the first deaf actor with this nomination. CODA is also the first film ever that was screened with burnt-in subtitles.


CODA” was originally screened at the Sundance Festival 2021 but to celebrate the Oscar nomination for Best Movie, Apple ran a free screening of CODA in selected cities in the US and in London, UK. 3 shows in a day and the free tickets were distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Now if you have already missed this chance of watching CODA for Free, you can still watch it on Apple TV+.

CODA Film: A Brief Summary

Here is a brief summary of the CODA film that might interest you and it might even make you watch CODA right now.

CODA is a beautiful story of Ruby Rossi (Emilia Jones), a 17-year-old girl, who lives in Massachusetts and is the only hearing member of her deaf family. She acts as the interpreter for her parents (Marlee Matlin and Troy Kotsur) and her brother (Daniel Durant). She is the only person in the family which helps them communicate with the hearing world and also helps her family in fishing boats before school. Ruby has a passion for singing and she wanted to pursue her career as a singer but her responsibilities towards family and the challenges she faces due to her family’s deafness create obstacles for her.

While struggling with family responsibilities and her passion for singing, she is encouraged by her music teacher (Eugenio Derbez) to audition for a popular and prestigious music school, which could be a way to pursue her career in singing. Ruby also finds Miles in the school choir where she started to build feelings for him. However, the decision of chasing singing career raises conflicting emotions within Ruby as she struggles to keep up with the family and pursue her passion for singing. CODA films go deeper into self-discovery, and the power of communication beyond language.

CODA Film: Where to Watch?

CODA was once free to watch in theatres but if you have already missed that once-in-a-lifetime chance, the only good place to watch CODA Film is Apple TV+. It offers you 4K Resolution, with Dolby Atmos sound and also supports Dolby Vision displays for brilliant colors & brightness.

Apple TV+ app is available for all Apple devices as well as for FireTV stick, LG, Samsung, Sony, Panasonic smart TV, Roku. There is no Apple TV+ app for Android devices but you can still watch Apple TV+ on Android devices. We have explained it later in this post.

Here is how to watch CODA on Apple TV+ on Compatible Devices (iOS, Roku, Firestick, SmartTV)

  1. First, you need an Apple TV+ subscription. It starts from $6.99/month. With Apple One, you can enjoy Apple TV+ bundled with 5 other family members free for one month.
  2. Once you get the subscription, you need to search for CODA on Apple TV+ and simply play it on iPhone, Firestick, Laptop, Macbook, or Smart TV.

How to Watch CODA on Android Devices using Apple TV+ (Without App)

Since there is no Apple TV+ app for Android devices, the only option that we have is to use a web browser like Google Chrome. The interface is definitely lacking but it gets the job done and you will be able to watch Apple TV+ on Android.

Here is how to watch Apple TV+ on Android devices:

1. Open Google Chrome or any other web browser on an Android smartphone/tablet and go to


2. If you already have Apple ID, log in with that, else, sign up to get the Apple ID. Subscribe to Apple TV if not already.


3. Now search for CODA on the Apple TV website on Android and stream your favorite movie or show on Apple TV+ on an Android device.


That is the only way you can stream Apple TV+ on Android devices. There is no Apple TV+ app for Android and all we have is the Apple TV website for streaming.

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Watch CODA Film for Free

Apple TV+ is a premium subscription-based model where users need a subscription to stream content on Apple TV+ but you can enjoy Apple TV+ for free for up to 90 days. Here is how.

If you have recently bought an iPhone, iPad, Macbook, iMac, you are eligible to redeem Apple TV+ free for 90 days. You can enjoy 4K, HDR movies and TV shows with Dolby Atmos Sound free for 90 days. These 90 days start from the day you setup your new device. Within 90 days, you can activate Free Apple TV+ subscription anytime you want. The sooner is better. Check eligibility for Free Apple TV+ subscription.

After 90 days, you will lose that one chance of using Apple TV+ for free. Apart from CODA, there are several other movies and tv shows that are produced by Apple and have the best in class entertainment. Apple TV+ also comes with a gorgeous design and user interface that looks stunning on big screen TV.


Unfortunately, the Apple TV+ app is not available for Android devices and only available on Apple Devices, FireTV stick, Roku, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony, Hisense, Google TV, Panasonic, and Vizio.

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