Scaled Down 'Apple TV+' App Now Available on 2016 and 2017 LG Smart TVs

Apple has started making a scaled down "Apple TV+" app available on select 2016 and 2017 LG smart TVs. The app is appearing on LG's content store in several regions including Germany, Poland, and the Nordic countries, and its existence is confirmed in an LG support document.

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First spotted by FlatpanelsHD, the app interface looks very similar to the standard Apple TV app, but it only allows owners of the older webOS-based TVs to watch TV+ content. The iTunes Store and Watch Now tabs have been removed from the top navigation menu, leaving just three options there: ‌Apple TV+‌, Search, and Settings.

The fully fledged ‌Apple TV‌ app, which is available on select Samsung, LG, and Vizio TVs, allows users to stream TV shows and movies from ‌Apple TV+‌, access à-la-carte ‌Apple TV‌ Channels and their iTunes libraries, as well as buy or rent more than 100,000 shows and movies from the iTunes Store. The same services can also be accessed on select Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices.

Top Rated Comments

jaack Avatar
33 months ago
I hope they bring this to older Samsung TVs too. Surprised some 4K models even from 2018 can’t get the Apple TV app
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cyprusian Avatar
33 months ago
This app is also available in the UK and I’ve just installed it on my 2016 LG 55UH950V.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alexhardaker Avatar
33 months ago
Why the unnecessary confusion? Now we’ve got:

Apple TV (box)
Apple TV (App)
Apple TV+ (service)
Apple TV+ (app)

For the Apple TV app confusion, we’ve got:

Apple TV app that can access iTunes content, Apple TV+ & integrate content from other services (Apple devices only)

Apple TV app that can access iTunes content & Apple TV+, but can’t integrate content from other services (non-Apple devices)

Apple TV+ app that can only access Apple TV+ content

They should change the name of the hardware or app + their service & allow iTunes content to be accessed as well as content from other services everywhere.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrGimper Avatar
33 months ago
I got so bored of apps taking so long to be updated on my 2017 LG OLED that I just bought a 4K Fire Stick for £30
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Macropanda Avatar
33 months ago
Was it too much to allow watching iTunes purchases in the same app?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
philip456 Avatar
33 months ago
I'd love to have this as a regular download.

Then I could browse Apple TV+, without having to wade through tons of paid for films & shows that I don't want to see.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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