LG has made an announcement through a press release conference that it has made the Apple TV app available on most of its smart TVs that have come out in 2019. The app is expected to be available in LG TVs in more than 80 countries. Users will be having access to Apple’s latest Apple TV app, along with a video subscription service. The users will also be able to purchase and rent movies from iTunes.
The LG Home app Launcher, which is located on all smart TVs, would have access to the Apple TV app. Users just need to launch the home app on their TVs, and then they would be able to start the Apple TV app.
Which TV models would be having this Apple TV app?
The Apple TV app is expected to have its presence in all of its LED TV models that came on board in 2019. Apart from this, it is also present in some NanoCell TVs (series SM9X and SM8X). According to LG, the app is also expected to appear on selective models of UHD UM7X and UM6X.
The LG smart TVs that have come up in 2019 already offer support for AirPlay 2 as well as HomeKit that offer wireless integration with Apple devices. Apart from this, LG has also made an announcement at CES 2020 about what all TV models it would be releasing in the upcoming year. At the same time, the firm has also confirmed that the Apple TV app would be available in all of its TVs. In fact, the app would be in-built within these smart TVs. LG has also stated that its 2018 TVs would also be getting the Apple TV app sometime later this year. However, one cannot expect this to happen at least until the end of the year.
Due to these latest developments, ideally, there should not be any need for a separate Apple TV 4K box. However, this box would be needed in case anyone wishes to access Apple’s tvOS App Store. In fact, it is not possible to play Apple Arcade games without its dedicated Apple TV hardware. Also, with this, Apple would become a webOS app now, which definitely sounds interesting. It would surely prompt people to think about the same.
Is there a demand for Apple TV at the moment?
According to the Wall Street Journal, an analytics company has stated that the number of Apple TV plus subscribers during the previous quarter of 2019 stood at 33.6 million. This is, in fact, much more than Hulu and Disney plus. A report published by the Wall Street Journal states that the number of subscribers for Hulu is about 31.8 million and that for Disney Plus is about 23.2 million. Looking at these figures, one can say without doubts that currently, Apple TV seems to be in demand.
However, Apple has not said anything much with respect to this regard. In fact, it was quoted as saying that it is just “thrilled” with this entire thing.
However, there are some rival groups who are quick enough to say that most of these Apple TV subscribers are a part of the one-year free trial which is gifted to the customers on the purchase of any iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, or Mac that have been bought on or after September 10, 2019. One needs to actually wait and watch on how many people would actually like to continue with this subscription after the expiry of this free trial.
People who are all applicable for the one-year free trial but haven’t yet stated anything regarding the same have to accept the trial offer within 90 days of purchasing the device. Else, they would not be able to avail of the benefits of this trial.
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