As Apple is getting very close to releasing its ‘Apple TV+’ service on November 1st is is starting to make the Apple TV app avauble on other platforms. Earlier this year in January, the iTunes support was added to Samsung TVs as well as AirPlay 2 and while at the time it was an odd decision, a few months later on Apple unveiled Apple TV+ and everything made sense.
Now, starting today the Apple TV app, which brings with it iTunes Movies and TV Shows is now out for the Amazon Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen) and the Fire TV Stick 4K. Customers around the world can now download the Apple TV app from the app store, sign into iCloud and get access to all their previous purchases though iTunes and then, starting Nov 1st – get access to Apple TV+.
“Within the Apple TV app, you can access Apple TV+ and start streaming breakthrough originals from the world’s most creative minds in TV and film. Apple TV+ is going to be available on November 1st, including Fire TV devices all over the world. You’ll be able to stream all the highly anticipated new shows in the Apple TV app”
Amazon Fire TV Blog
Does every Fire TV model work with the Apple TV app?
According to Amazon’s Medium post about this, starting today only the Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen) and the Fire TV Stick 4K will work at the moment – but only to US, Canada, UK Germany, France Italy, Spain and India. It seems if you have a 2nd Gen TV Stick or 4K TV Stick and are not win those countries, then it might not be out yet.
However, if you have the Fire TV Basic Edition the Apple TV app is out in over 50 countries.
Amazon has also said:
“The app will be coming soon to Fire TV Cube (1st and 2nd Gen), Fire TV (3rd Gen pendant design), Toshiba and Insignia Fire TV Edition smart TVs, and Nebula sound bar. The Apple TV app is not compatible with Fire TV (1st and 2nd Gen) and Fire TV Stick (1st Gen).”
Source: Amazon Fire TV Blog
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