Sony is now rolling out the Apple TV app to its entire 2020 TV lineup, with the app also arriving on most of the 2019 lineup and several 2018 models. Sony introduced the Apple TV app to its Sony X900H series in October and promised to do the same to its 2020, 2019, and 2018 by the end of the year.
Sony rolling out Apple TV app on 2020, 2019, and some 2018 televisions
In firmware update v6.4960, Sony rolled out the Apple TV app to its 2020 Android TV models, 2019 models, and several 2018 TVs. According to Flatpanels HD, the firmware update is currently rolling out in Europe and will be available in the North American market soon.
“Firmware v6.4960, which is rolling out now in Europe and coming soon to North America, introduces the Apple TV app widely across Sony’s TVs from the last few years. As far as we can tell, this includes all 2020 Android TVs models, most 2019 models (but not AG8, XG83, XG81 and XG80 at this time), and two high-end 2018 Android TVs (AF9/A9F and ZF9/Z9F). The full changelog and a list of compatible TV models can be found at the bottom.”
The Apple TV app won’t arrive on the 2019 AG8, XG83, XG81, and XG80 models at this time, according to the site. However, it will arrive on the AF9/A9F and ZF9/Z9F models from 2018.
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Apple’s TV app allows users to view Apple TV+ content and content purchased through iTunes, and many other third-party streaming services like HBO and Showtime.
- Apple TV app launching on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in November
- Apple TV app available to some Microsoft Xbox beta testers
- Apple TV app for Vizio TV sets and Dolby Atmos support for LG TV sets