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Sony televisions get access to Apple TV

The Apple TV app is loaded onto the television via an update.
Image: Sony / Apple Sony enables access to the AppleTV app on certain smart TV models. This means that Apple TV +, the AppleTV channels, new films and classic films can be received and "personalized recommendations curated by experts" can be received. The Apple TV app will be made available in Europe via a software update for the Sony XH90 series.

Apple TV app makes it possible

The Apple TV app is loaded onto the television via an update.
Image: Sony / Apple The AppleTV app bundles all options for watching TV programs and films in a single application. It provides access to Apple TV +, Apple's new video subscription service that features original shows, films and documentaries from "the world's most creative directors," including The Morning Show, See, Defending Jacob, Ted Lasso "," Greyhound "," The Banker "," Boys State "and the" Beastie Boys Story ". In addition, users can subscribe to Apple TV channels in the AppleTV app and watch them directly in the app without advertising.

If family sharing has been set up, up to six family members can share the same subscription for AppleTV channels and each access the services with their own Apple IDs and passwords.

Maximum entertainment

Sony Smart TVs offer "convenient access" to a wide range of content and services. The processors of the X1 family from Sony, the Triluminos display and functions for "immersive sound" should make it possible to experience all content with the AppleTV app exactly as it was intended by the directors.

In the AppleTV app, users can search for and buy or rent more than 100,000 films and TV shows. This also includes titles that are available in 4K HDR and with Dolby Atmos. Users can receive personalized recommendations selected by "experts" and access their collection of movies and TV shows that they have purchased from Apple.

Activation via software update

Certain Sony TVs will receive an automatic or manual software update with the AppleTV app by the end of the year. This affects the following Sony BRAVIA TVs Z8H, A9S, A8H, X95H, X90H, X85H, X80H, Z9G, A9G, X950G, X850G, Z9F and A9F, i.e. most of the 2019 and 2020 models from Sony and some even from 2018. Um To be able to use AppleTV you have to be at home in the USA, Europe and other countries.

Apple ID account required

An AppleID account is required to use AppleTV. Subscriptions may be required to access certain content.

If the devices involved are equipped with iOS 12.2 or higher or macOS 10.14.4 (or higher), AirPlay and HomeKit will also be possible. With AirPlay, customers can play videos and other content from their iPhone, iPad or Mac directly on their Smart TV. AirPlay firmware update is required; but this will only be available "in winter 2020". With HomeKit, Sony's smart TVs can be controlled via the Home app or Siri.

Anyone interested in Apple TV can subscribe to it via the AppleTV app on Smart TVs from Sony, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch and Mac, or via other platforms such as tv.apple.com. The monthly fee is 4.99 euros. For a limited period of time, customers who have bought a new Apple device such as an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch or Mac can use the Apple TV + offer free of charge for one year.