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Apr 12, 2001

The Apple TV app is coming to Xbox, according to Windows Central, which tweeted that it can "confirm" the news. It is unclear when the app will arrive on Xbox, but the report claims it will "likely" be available in time for the launch of the new Xbox Series X and Series S consoles on November 10. It is unclear if older consoles like the Xbox One would be supported.

A member of the Xbox Insider beta program recently shared a photo that appears to show the Apple TV app in a list of apps available to test, although they said the app was non-functional and disappeared shortly after.


The Apple TV app allows users to stream TV shows and movies from Apple TV+, Apple TV Channels, and their iTunes libraries, as well as buy or rent TV shows and movies from the iTunes Store. The app is already available on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC, Apple TV, select Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, and select Samsung, LG, and Vizio smart TVs.

Article Link: Apple TV App Reportedly Coming to Xbox, 'Likely' in Time for Series X/S Launch on November 10
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Sep 15, 2020
Can’t see any reason why the older boxes wouldn’t support it, it’s only a streaming app at the end of the day. I think really is just Apple trying to get it available on as many devices as possible like Netflix / Amazon more than Microsoft wanting it.

Yeah just like Microsoft throwing Windows at every direction to monopolize the market much more than the companies wanted to use it.


macrumors 68000
Jun 6, 2017
Next Gen? I don't know man.......I do see a lot more interest in Xbox, and people compelled more about their service offerings with the Bethesda deal being a huge thing as well.

But I do agree, they should release on both

110m built in PS5 buyers vs 60m odd for Xbox and most Xbox buyers are USA only.

OT: So this just that daft TV+ thing with five shows or does it open up to your iTunes library too?


macrumors newbie
Jul 10, 2012
I thought Apple announced that the Apple TV app would be coming to multiple devices when Apple TV+ was originally announced. When I switched to Android because of the Xcloud situation, I was surprised to find that there wasn't an app for Android. You have to watch Apple TV+ content through a browser. Is there any hope for an Android app still?


macrumors 68020
Feb 21, 2011
i wonder what is microsoft's cut on apple tv app subscriptions.
According to this report, it's 15% (non-video game subscriptions)

Surprising news! I wonder if they will make Apple submit all content to the Microsoft Store for appropriate sale and content review ;)
big difference between video games and TV shows


macrumors 65816
Sep 20, 2011
Being that I have a Xbox on preorder for launch day the Apple TV use probably will go to nil when I have this.
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