Apple TV app will finally be available for android TV devices.
Back in February, Apple finally started shipping an Apple TV app for Google’s Chromecast with Google TV, giving many more users access to Apple’s ever-expanding library of content and other movies and TV shows you may have purchased on iTunes. That’s all fine and dandy, but the app wasn’t made available to those with Android TVs.
Luckily, that changes today. The app has finally started rolling out to Android TV devices like the Nvidia Shield TV. Google says all devices within the “Android TV OS ecosystem” can now download the app including streaming sticks, set-top-boxes, and televisions running the OS from companies like Sony and TCL.
Is it available?
According to 9to5google.com the app is available on a Hisense U8G television running on the standard Android TV platform. The app shows up in the Play Store search and can be installed immediately.
There are no major restrictions to the availability either. Google tells us that any Android TV device running 8.0 Oreo or higher that’s not an operator-tier device has access to Apple TV starting today. Don’t expect a formal announcement from Google or other OEMs, but the change should be live now for everyone.
This expansion comes just in time for Apple’s Summer content rollout. Lisey’s Story, Home Before Dark Season 2, Physical, Central Park Season 2, and the highly anticipated second season of Ted Lasso are all set to debut in the coming weeks.
In addition to Chromecast with Google TV, the Apple TV app will also be available on Google TVs from Sony and TCL. We plan to roll out to more Android TV-powered devices in the coming months.