Apple TV 3 - Why no Apple Music app?

Discussion in 'Apple TV Apps' started by markfc, May 22, 2019.

  1. markfc macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2006
    Prestatyn, Wales, UK
    just noticed my Apple TV 3 in the bedroom has been updated and now has the new TV App.
    If they can add that then why no Apple Misoc app?
  2. vertical smile macrumors 68040

    vertical smile

    Sep 23, 2014
    I hope I still have auto-updates turned off on my ATV3s.

    That would be a good question for Tim Cook.

    I am curious about it too.

    If you do email and get a response, post it please.
  3. markfc thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2006
    Prestatyn, Wales, UK
    You're right, I've sent him an E-Mail, IF I hear back, I'll most certainly post the reply.

  4. steve23094 macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2013
    Maybe because you never had the Apple Music app (so you haven’t lost anything). Whereas without an update to the new TV app the old might have been needed to be phased out (because of compatibility issues). Then you would have had a brick.
  5. Casey Royals macrumors member

    Casey Royals

    Sep 25, 2016
    Melbourne, Australia
    I have exactly the same question ... what could be so difficult about it - can access iTunes purchases but nothing else of Apple Music.

    The Apple Remote app on my iPhone can’t see the Apple TV 3 after the update either (but I can stream to it from the music app) you have this issue too?
  6. BODYBUILDERPAUL macrumors 65816

    Feb 9, 2009
    I guess maybe because unlike ATV HD (4) or ATV 4K, it's not using the latest tvOS operating system and it would create extra work for Apple. In all fairness, it's pretty decent of Apple to actually still update Apple TV 3 as it's pretty vintage now 2012-15. Considering it was only 99£ at launch and then £59 in its final year, it's been a pretty remarkable device. How the heck did Apple make any profit from it at £59? It doesn't make sense to spend R&D money on it!

    Certainly Apple TV HD is so cheap that it's just easier to recycle an old ATV3 if it doesn't meet your needs and buy a new Apple TV to enjoy for another 5+ years :)
  7. GreginNJ macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2015
    I like the new Apple TVs, but I would not classify them as cheap.

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