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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

LG this week appears to have pushed out an update that adds the Apple TV app to some 2018 TV models. There are several reports on Twitter about the Apple TV app coming to 2018 LG TVs, and MacRumors also received a tip from a reader.


It's not clear if the update to introduce the Apple TV app was worldwide, but LG TV users from multiple countries are now seeing the TV app.

Earlier this year, LG brought the Apple TV app to select 2019 LG TVs in the United States and more than 80 other countries, and at the time, LG said that 2018 TVs would also get the TV app through a firmware update.

LG TV owners can access the ‌Apple TV‌ app from the LG Home app Launcher, and along with ‌Apple TV‌+, LG users can also subscribe to Apple channels and access their iTunes libraries to rent, purchase, and watch TV shows and movies.

So far, LG has not shared details on which 2018 TVs are offering the TV app, but 2019 TVs with support included all OLED TVs, NanoCell TVs (SM9X and SM8X), and UHD TVs (UM7X and UM6X).

LG has also promised to bring AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to 2018 smart TVs by October 2020, and the TVs that will get support include "SK" and "UK" LED models and "B8" through "Z8" OLED models. AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support doesn't appear to have rolled out at this time.

(Thanks, Mauritz!)

Article Link: Some 2018 LG TVs Now Offer Apple TV App


macrumors regular
Nov 11, 2008
On some movies like Spider-Man Homecoming I do not get Atmos in the app, while on my Apple TV 4k I do get Atmos. Anyone with the same issue? On other titles like Ted Lasso, the Atmos works fine in the app.


macrumors regular
Oct 21, 2014
why to TVs from 2016 get the brand new Disney+ app but not the Apple TV app? They both support Dolby vision so can’t be a spec thing.


macrumors 6502a
Feb 4, 2013
C8 in Germany - app is there but has to be updated. Update doesn't work. Deleted app - now says can't be installed.

Pro work :D

Jason Gorman

macrumors newbie
Aug 20, 2020
C8 here in New Zealand, updated a few days ago and now have the app, I use ATV 4K anyway so does not really worry me.


macrumors regular
Jul 17, 2002
Silicon Valley
It would be nice if LG could bring this to their 2017 OLED line as well. They have the same fundamental features as the 2018 LG OLEDs. However, I don't know if the embedded / decoding CPU changed significantly (in ways that impact AppleTV functions) between 2017 and 2018.


macrumors 6502
Sep 27, 2011
I confirm also here in Switzerland, got a system update and the I saw in app Apple TV, I was surprised but well, as much as Disney+... I don’t use so...


macrumors 6502a
Apr 21, 2010
I should have discovered this earlier, the update was pushed end of last week. Seem to be snappy enough, I have 75sk8100


Jul 21, 2011
I hope that means some Sony TVs will start getting it soon. I've got a x950g and airplaying shows from Apple TV+ is super wonky for some reason. It will just randomly crop up some of the video.


macrumors member
Aug 20, 2015
Got the firmware update last week here in NYC. Downloaded the app a few days ago and have been running it. Dolby and Atmos for the win!
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