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Google could have introduced Google TV earlier this year, however Apple TV has been round lengthy earlier than that. Drawback is, there hasn’t been any Apple TV Android app, and that features for Android TV units — not less than, till now. Choose Sony ATV fashions are receiving an replace that installs the Apple TV app, which incorporates entry to Apple TV+, Apple TV channels, new and common motion pictures, and customized and curated suggestions. A month after its announcement, the app has now arrived within the Play Retailer.
The Apple TV app is coming first to Sony’s X900H collection TVs through a software program replace that ought to be rolling out now within the US. Beforehand, customers may watch Apple TV content material on many good TVs from Sony and different producers, however solely through AirPlay. Now house owners of X900H TVs will be capable to browse and begin playback from the Apple TV app instantly on the system. It even helps streaming in 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos.
It is becoming to see Sony be the primary to cross this threshold, as final yr the corporate’s units had been the main focus of an early report of Apple TV availability, although one which in the end did not pan out. The Apple TV app has been accessible on Amazon’s Fire TV platform since last year, however that APK would not appear to work nicely on normal Android TVs.
Whereas we are able to debate in regards to the high quality of iOS, there is not any query that Apple TV has some high-quality content material. I notably loved Dickinson and Central Park, and the animated film Wolfwalkers that is launching in December looks promising, too. Too dangerous I nonetheless cannot use Apple TV on the new Chromecast but. Sony says that the app shall be come to some 2018 fashions, in addition to most 2019 and 2020 fashions by the top of this yr. Thus far there is not any signal of entry increasing to Android TVs from different manufacturers simply but, however that does not imply it will not occur sooner or later now that Sony has paved the best way.
The app is out there now on the Play Retailer, however that does not essentially imply it is appropriate along with your TV. Test it out on the Play Retailer widget beneath. There isn’t any signal of the APK but, however when it rears its head, this put up shall be up to date with the hyperlink.
Updated to reflect that Apple TV is also available on Fire TVs
This has been edited to reflect that the Apple TV app launched on some Amazon Fire TVs last year.
Play Store availability
This has been edited to reflect that the Sony Apple TV app has now been published in the Play Store.