Apple TV App Rolling Out to Sony TVs Ahead of Apple TV+ Launch [Update: Fake]

Update: Sony has informed MacRumors that the Apple TV app is not rolling out to Apple TVs at this time and that the supposed image picturing the TV app on a Sony TV is not of a Sony television set. Our original article is below.



Apple has been expanding its ‌Apple TV‌ app to other platforms like the Samsung Smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV devices, and the Roku, and as of today, the ‌Apple TV‌ app is also rolling out to recent Sony TV sets.

As noted by 9to5Mac, owners of some 2019 Sony TV sets can install a firmware upgrade that introduces the ‌Apple TV‌ app.

Image via 9to5Mac

It's not clear which Sony TVs are getting the ‌Apple TV‌ app, but it's likely the same TVs that support AirPlay 2, which includes the Sony Z9G series, the Sony A9G series, the Sony X950G Series, and the Sony X850G series.

The firmware update is being gradually released to Sony TV users, and is probably going to roll out to most prior to the November 1 launch of the ‌Apple TV‌+ streaming service. The ‌Apple TV‌ app appears to be rolling out worldwide, as a user in Brazil received the update.

On smart TVs, Apple's TV app provides access to TV shows and movies bought through iTunes, ‌Apple TV‌ Channels, and, later this week, ‌Apple TV‌+.

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23 weeks ago
Why is the TV logo so small?
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23 weeks ago


Why is the TV logo so small?

They're employing the anti-BMW logo philosophy. :D :D
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23 weeks ago

I still don't get why not the A8G as well?

I don’t get why you’d wanna use the tv for it. An Apple TV or whatever is much better.
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23 weeks ago
Where’s the Android app? Sony TVs run Android TV.
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23 weeks ago
Still waiting for it to be available in my brand new LG OLEDC9 (considered the best OLED in the market today). It's nice that I have Air Play 2, but with Apple TV+ access to my rentals and movies bought would be far more complete.

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I don’t get why you’d wanna use the tv for it. An Apple TV or whatever is much better.

That is what I thought. But when I saw that motion is much smoother in the Netflix app on my LG OLEDC9 than what ir comes from Netflix on Apple TV connected to it with Premium 2.1 cables ... Maybe its not.
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23 weeks ago
Please, Apple, just make a standard webOS app for LG TVs on LG's TV app store. Don't mandate that the TV makers do the work - because LG sucks and is only adding AirPlay 2 to the latest TVs, while last year's TVs are perfectly capable.

If iTunes/AppleTV/whatevertheycalltheapp is made available as a native LG TV app, I can ditch my AppleTV box, and have just the smart TV for media consumption.
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