Apple TV App Likely Coming to Android Smartphones, Job Listing Shows

Apple's TV app could be available on Android smartphones and tablets in the future, according to a job listing spotted by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

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Apple is seeking a senior Android software engineer to join the Apple TV app team. The engineer would be tasked with leading the development of "an application used by millions to watch and discover tv and sports," which heavily suggests that Apple plans to make its TV app available on Android smartphones and tablets.

With the Apple TV app, Android smartphone and tablet users would have a more convenient way to access the Apple TV+ streaming service, instead of having to rely on tv.apple.com on the web. The app also provides access to MLS Season Pass, includes a storefront for purchasing or renting movies and TV shows, and more.

Apple already offers the TV app on Android TV devices, including the Chromecast with Google TV, but not on the main Android platform. Apple only offers a handful of apps on Android phones, such as Apple Music, Move to iOS, and a Beats app.

Android would join a long list of platforms where Apple's TV app is available, including the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, Apple Vision Pro, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, Roku and Amazon Fire TV streaming sticks, select smart TVs, and more. It is unclear when the app will be made available to the public, or if development has started.

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Top Rated Comments

frozen220 Avatar
3 weeks ago
So does this mean Google will get a share of proceeds from things bought on Apple TV app on Android?
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Remy149 Avatar
3 weeks ago

Not enough Apple customers want to pay for Apple TV, then.
They want to make sure people have access to the service everywhere it’s no different then how Apple Music has been on android for years. Appletv+ is already on non Apple hardware like Roku and smart TVs
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
3 weeks ago
Now do iMessage next, now that RCS is coming in iOS 18
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kiensoy Avatar
3 weeks ago
Apple TV app just jumped the shark.

https://www.macrumors.com/2012/04/19/apple-marketing-svp-phil-schiller-thinks-instagram-jumped-the-shark-after-android-launch/
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JohnRckr Avatar
3 weeks ago
**** yea once its out I can finally switch to Android.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rychiar Avatar
3 weeks ago
I wasn’t aware there wasn’t such an android app…. I mean theres an app on every random tv brand now so it only makes sense….
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)