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Technology Apple TV app is available on some Sony smart TVs

00:20  30 october  2019
00:20  30 october  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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When the redesigned Apple TV app arrived in May, it was compatible with Samsung smart TVs , as well as the expected Apple products. The added feature is available through a firmware update, which is being rolled out to newer TVs . Sony hasn't said which models will receive the update.

Apple has announced that the Apple TV app will be available on new Samsung smart TVs this spring and on Amazon Fire TV , LG, Roku, Sony and VIZIO platforms "Later this year". In addition, customers with some older models of VIZIO, Samsung, LG and Sony smart TVs will be able to stream content

When the redesigned Apple TV app arrived in May, it was compatible with Samsung smart TVs, as well as the expected Apple products. Apple promised that the app would eventually work on more platforms, and in the past weeks, it's arrived on Roku and Amazon's Fire TV Stick devices. Now, 9to5Mac reports that the Apple TV app is available on some Sony smart TVs.

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Because Sony uses Android TV, this marks another instance of Apple blending its tech with the Android platform. The added feature is available through a firmware update, which is being rolled out to newer TVs. Sony hasn't said which models will receive the update. But as 9to5Mac speculates, it will most likely be the models that are compatible with AirPlay 2 technology.

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The Apple TV app is here. And soon, everywhere. You’ll also find the Apple TV app on select Samsung smart TVs . And in the future, we’ll be bringing the Apple TV experience to even more smart TVs Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse © 2018 Sony Pictures Animation Inc. All rights reserved.

The all-new Apple TV app is available today for iPhone, iPad and Starting today, the Apple TV app offering Apple TV channels and iTunes movies and TV shows will also be available on all 2019 Customers with eligible VIZIO, LG and Sony smart TVs will be able to enjoy AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

The Apple TV app will allow users to access Apple TV+, the company's new streaming service, which launches on November 1st. In a push to bring Apple TV+ to more customers, the company will make the app available on Amazon Fire TV, LG and VIZIO platforms in the near future.

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