Apple TV app continues its march on new devices: Sony Electronics announced that the app is coming to select TVs connected to the Internet.
Sony said that the Apple TV app will be launched in the US today with a software update for Sony’s X900H series televisions. The app – which provides access to Apple TV Plus, Apple TV channels, TV shows and movies purchased from Apple, and third-party streaming services – will launch Sony Smart TV 2018 models and most 2019 and 2020 models by the end of the year. . Years.
Apple announced an agreement with Samsung to launch a TV and video app in early January 2019, breaking its existing strategy of shutting down its services with its hardware products. The Apple TV app is now available on Roku, Amazon’s Fire TV, and LG, Samsung and Vizio TVs. And, of course, Apple TV is available on Apple’s own iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod Touch and Mac devices.
Sony TV subscribers can become Apple TV Plus (regularly 99 4.99) per customer through the Apple TV app on the user-electronics maker’s smart TV. Apple is still offering Apple TV Plus free to customers who purchase one of its devices for 12 months, and last week it was announced that Apple TV Plus customers, who have a one-year free subscription on November 1, 2020 And will receive free access to the service until February 2021, ending between January 31, 2021.
In addition to the Apple TV Plus, the Apple TV app lets users subscribe to Apple TV channels, such as Showtime, CBS All Access, and Stars. Through Apple’s Family Sharing feature, up to six family members can share subscriptions to Apple TV channels using their personal Apple ID and password.
Sony’s Smart TV users can browse the Apple TV app to buy or rent more than 100,000 movies and TV shows, including headlines and Dolby Atoms available in 4K HDR, as well as personalized and crafted recommendations.
Sony TVs also support Apple’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. With AirPlay 2, customers can play videos and other content on compatible Sony TV sets directly from their iPhone, iPad or Mac. HomeKit allows customers to control Sony’s Smart TV using the Home app or by asking Siri on their Apple devices.