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Apple TV app now available on Android TV

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Apple TV app now available on Android TV

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It's been on some Android TVs for months. I've had it ever since I got my Sony X900H two months ago.
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Is there anything worth watching there? I don't use it even on my Apple TV (device).
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alpovs wrote: Is there anything worth watching there? I don't use it even on my Apple TV (device).
You can access your itunes purchases which is the best part. Xmas time tv shows like hbo stuff goes on sale
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alpovs wrote: Is there anything worth watching there? I don't use it even on my Apple TV (device).
I like Ted Lasso, for example.
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EugW wrote: It's been on some Android TVs for months. I've had it ever since I got my Sony X900H two months ago.
The app was never available on streaming boxes running Android TV, including the Shield, until yesterday.

https://9to5google.com/2021/06/01/apple ... id-tv-app/

Edit: I have a Bell Streamer running Android TV 9 and the app is not in the Play Store. I guess it is limited to the Shield streaming box for now.
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Cool news. Hoping the Apple app is available on older Sony Android TVs like the 700D, 900E, and 900F.
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EugW wrote: I like Ted Lasso, for example.
Great show!
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I had a chance to load the Apple TV app on a Shield 2017. I watched the first few minutes of John Wick 3 off iTunes and the judder was quite noticeable. I assume it's because Android TV and/or the app do not support auto frame rate switching. I watched the same few minutes on a 1st gen Apple TV 4K box and did not notice any judder.
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audit13 wrote: I had a chance to load the Apple TV app on a Shield 2017. I watched the first few minutes of John Wick 3 off iTunes and the judder was quite noticeable. I assume it's because Android TV and/or the app do not support auto frame rate switching. I watched the same few minutes on a 1st gen Apple TV 4K box and did not notice any judder.
Using on a newer Shield Pro and no judder no issues so far. Quite happy it works
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catpurrcat wrote: Using on a newer Shield Pro and no judder no issues so far. Quite happy it works
Did you play a movie from iTunes?

Maybe it just doesn't work well on a Shield 2017 or your TV does a much better job of 3:2 pulldown. Either way, I'm sticking with my Apple TV and putting the Shield back in its box for now.
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audit13 wrote: Did you play a movie from iTunes?

Maybe it just doesn't work well on a Shield 2017 or your TV does a much better job of 3:2 pulldown. Either way, I'm sticking with my Apple TV and putting the Shield back in its box for now.
Yup, directly from an iTunes purchase. I actually bought a Chromecast with Google TV device recently to hold me over until the shield got an Apple TV app, and I’m happy to be able to retire that device to a relative since the Shield’s apple playback works just as well.

TV is a 2018 Vizio P with game mode on 100% of the time (seems to solve any micro stutters, judders, desync issues over the years)
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catpurrcat wrote: Yup, directly from an iTunes purchase. I actually bought a Chromecast with Google TV device recently to hold me over until the shield got an Apple TV app, and I’m happy to be able to retire that device to a relative since the Shield’s apple playback works just as well.

TV is a 2018 Vizio P with game mode on 100% of the time (seems to solve any micro stutters, judders, desync issues over the years)
I'm using an LG OLED C7 which doesn't seem to have 3:2 pulldown issues but may be it does. I'm happy using my Apple TV since I don't need the Shield to stream and I use a Win10 HTPC for media files.
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so happy that's on my Shield.

I have a TV+ account, but it was such a pain to watch any content. I literally tether my iPad to my TV to watch content via a USB-C to HDMI adapter. It was easier for me to torrent the content, dump it on my NAS instead and watch it through my Shield. Now I don't have to do this.
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Been using it on my FireStick since a while. "For All Mankind" is an amazing show
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kramer1 wrote: Been using it on my FireStick since a while. "For All Mankind" is an amazing show
+1 one of my favorite shows
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does airplay work with that?
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