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Sony today announced that the Apple TV app is launching on select 2018 and newer smart TV models, starting with the X900H series through a free software update that will begin rolling out today in the United States.

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Sony says the Apple TV app will launch on select 2018 models and most 2019 and 2020 models by the end of the year in multiple regions.

The Apple TV app allows users to stream TV shows and movies from Apple TV+, access à-la-carte Apple TV Channels and their iTunes libraries, as well as buy or rent more than 100,000 shows and movies from the iTunes Store.

The Apple TV app is also available on select Samsung, LG, and Vizio TVs, and it can be accessed through select Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices.

Article Link: Sony Rolling Out Apple TV App to Select 2018 and Newer Smart TVs
 
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sross16

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Ummm isn’t the X900H a new TV not a 2018 TV? That doesn’t help 2018 TV’s at all. Hopefully just a mistype and they’ll shRe what 2018’s are actually getting it.
 

jimtut

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Does anyone know if Apple TV apps on third-party TV's like this just allow you to watch your Apple/iTunes content and channels, or does it also show your whole "Up Next" list from HBO, Hulu, etc? Not sure if the Apple TV app could launch a Hulu app on a TV (like it does on the Apple TV device), but even if it just showed your full Up Next list, that would be a nice start. Apple TV 4K devices are so expensive...
 
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Harthag

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No love for my Sony X900F...still a great TV and not upgrading a TV until every HDMI port is 2.1 and supports adaptive sync.
 

Spongmincer

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Guess this is good for people who don't have an Apple TV device but I don't know anyone would use this over an Apple TV if you had the choice. My Sony OLED looks great but the user interface is slow and clunky so we never use it.
 

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Enabling WiFi on your Smart TV is ludicrous. Google and the TV manufacturer track everything.

Just hook up an Apple TV and have piece of mind

Clearly you've never owned a decent smart TV. My X900H is amazing while online. It can go from Off to Netflix being usable in literally 1 button press (and its not even the power button) and less than 1.5 seconds waiting overall. I can use Steam Link to stream all my games from my computer as well which has been awesome. I could keep going on but there's no need. Older smart TVs sucked, but modern 2020 models are seemingly amazing if you actually connect it online. (Or at least Sony TVs are. No experience with lesser brands)

Oddly enough though, I didn't receive the update on my X900H like the article mentioned. I wonder if it's a staggered release.
 

Logic368

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Clearly you've never owned a decent smart TV. My X900H is amazing while online. It can go from Off to Netflix being usable in literally 1 button press (and its not even the power button) and less than 1.5 seconds waiting overall. I can use Steam Link to stream all my games from my computer as well which has been awesome. I could keep going on but there's no need. Older smart TVs sucked, but modern 2020 models are seemingly amazing if you actually connect it online. (Or at least Sony TVs are. No experience with lesser brands)

Oddly enough though, I didn't receive the update on my X900H like the article mentioned. I wonder if it's a staggered release.
I have the x900h and agree. You have to manually go to the settings>device preferences>about>system software update to enable it because it’s so new.
 

jkozlow3

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Guess this is good for people who don't have an Apple TV device but I don't know anyone would use this over an Apple TV if you had the choice. My Sony OLED looks great but the user interface is slow and clunky so we never use it.

Couldn't agree more (also a Sony OLED owner myself). Why would anyone want to use the built-in garbage Android interface when you can have an amazing Apple TV device that does everything better? I use Apple TV as my 1 source device for everything I watch.
 

Amazing Iceman

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About time!!! I've been waiting for it for a long time.
Couldn't agree more (also a Sony OLED owner myself). Why would anyone want to use the built-in garbage Android interface when you can have an amazing Apple TV device that does everything better? I use Apple TV as my 1 source device for everything I watch.
You may have an older TV. The newer models (2020) have a very reliable interface. I still have an use my AppleTV, but I've been playing with the Sony interface for a while now and it's not bad.
 

chachawpi

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Couldn't agree more (also a Sony OLED owner myself). Why would anyone want to use the built-in garbage Android interface when you can have an amazing Apple TV device that does everything better? I use Apple TV as my 1 source device for everything I watch.
How does the Apple TV handle OLED displays? Are there automatic screensavers and whatnot to prevent burn-in?
 

Act3

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Arnt sony TVs android tv based? Apple app on android what? Lol

no biggie. I have had the Apple TV app on my Amazon 4K fire stick for nearly a year now. I believe Roku also has it too. Apple Music has an android app as well.
 
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Harthag

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Does 'starting with X900H' mean the X900F is definitely not included? I have the same TV.
I interpreted it to mean they are rolling out the update to the X900H first and then to the rest of their TVs. If you look on the compatible TV list linked within the article you’ll see all the compatible TVs. The X900F is not among them.
 
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