Apple TV and Apple TV+ Are Now Available For the Android TV OS
Apple unveiled its online video streaming service, the Apple TV+, in November 2019. The Netflix-like platform can be accessed through the Apple TV app and the web. Initially, the Apple TV app was available only on Apple devices. Later on, the Cupertino-based tech giant made the Apple TV app available to Sony Bravia TVs and Chromecast with Google TV. However, it was missing from one of the biggest media consumption platforms, the Android TV OS. Well, that changes today. Google has now confirmed that the Apple TV app is now available for the Android TV operating system.
The Apple TV app and Apple TV+ are now available for all Android TV devices
On Tuesday, Nvidia, in a blog post, announced that its Shield TV streaming devices now support the Apple TV app along with the Apple TV+ streaming service. The company also revealed that the app supports Google Assistant for voice commands. Eventually, Google confirmed to 9to5Google that the Apple TV app is now available for the “Android TV OS ecosystem”. According to Google, any Android TV device running Android 8.0 or higher will be able to access the Apple TV app through Google Play Store.
Unfortunately, the Apple TV app is still not available for Android smartphones and tablets, and Windows devices. People who want to access the Apple TV+ service on these devices will have to head to the web interface of the video streaming platform. Currently, the Apple TV app is available on Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, TVs from Samsung, LG, Vizio, and Sony, and on Sony Playstation and Microsoft Xbox gaming consoles.
The Apple TV+ subscription costs Rs 99 per month in India. With this service, you will be able to watch exclusive TV shows and movies from Apple. Plus, you can also purchase other TV shows and movies at an additional cost from the Apple TV app. Currently, Apple is offering one year of free subscription to the Apple TV+ with all the new Apple devices.