So far, Apple released apps for Samsung, Roku, and Fire TV.Apple is launching the Apple TV app on smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony and Vizio.
The Samsung app will land first, and other manufacturers will get the Apple TV app this spring. The app will also be available on Roku and Fire TV devices. And the company is also launching an Apple TV app on macOS this fall. It’s unclear if you’ll be able to access the service from Android phones, Windows 10 computers, etc.
|Apple TV app with Apple Plus||AirPlay||Watch iTunes purchased content, Apple TV Channels||Buy or rent iTunes movies and TV, subscribe to Apple TV Channels||Integrate non-Channels content (Hulu, ESPN, Prime video, etc.)||Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos|
|Amazon Fire TV||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No|
I fully sympathize. It would be one thing if Apple updated Apple TV 4K. But with rumors of Apple TV getting updated soon, possibly in the spring (it has MacRumor's "Don't Buy - Update Soon" badge, with 819 days since last update as I write this), the timing is just bad.This is so ridiculous. Apple launched a streaming service with the intention to earn extra money. But still until now no Smart TV other than the current Samsung models can stream the content out of the box. What is Apple thinking. Everybody waited for Apple and is now happy to buy exra hardware just to watch their stuff?
AirPlay is no option for me thanks to LG who only updated the 2019 lineup and I have a C8 from 2018.
This is really not cool. Yes, I have the current one, but this makes me worried that my perfectly capable and super fast 2019 LG model will also soon have some artificial reasons not to get some nice future updates, because, you know, go buy the latest.
This is one of the strong selling points of getting Apple TV 4K. That is, when Apple updates it with more modern components and hopefully a redesigned remote control.I agree, but I don’t expect meaningful feature updates with tv’s other than basic app updates. It stinks, but I’ve very low expectations in this field, I simply don’t think it’s a “thing” in the tv panel industry.
This is one of the strong selling points of getting Apple TV 4K. That is, when Apple updates it with more modern components and hopefully a redesigned remote control.
Wait you bought an a 4k Apple TV for £25? Is it like used or something? Becuase I just paid $170 for one, Pre tax lol
Edit: And yes I created an account just to ask you that question lol
No no I wish, hahaha, I meant the sting of buying old hardware was lessened by purchasing the ATV4K during the Black Friday sale, when I got a £25 store voucher with it, plus a years free ATV+.
Generally speaking, if I’m buying anything Apple I’ll do it within 3 or 4 months of its release at most. The ATV4K was an exception. The last exception I made was buying the Thunderbolt Display in 2013 alongside a Mac Mini. Hilariously, at the time I was reluctant to buy it for fear of a new model round the corner. That new model turned out to be the XDR display lol, about £4K over my budget 6+ years later! The Thunderbolt Display is still going strong, it’s a great monitor, although admittedly old hat @1440p.