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If you’re wondering which devices you can use to stream Apple TV+, the truth is not a lot.
What’s more, the majority of devices with support for Apple’s streaming service already have the necessary app installed.
So that you can make the right choice on whether this is the best streaming service for you, in this article we’ll briefly list all the devices you can currently use to stream Apple TV+.
Not all the devices listed below already support Apple TV+ as the list does includes devices that Apple says will gain support soon. Just so there’s no confusion, the devices still waiting on support will say “coming soon.”
This article will be updated each time new device support is added.
In this guide
What is Apple TV+?
On November 1, 2019 Apple launched Apple TV+.
This also means it is not quite the finished product yet. While it already supports 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos, Apple TV+ is not only limited in terms of device support, but also content.
Apple TV is not populated with anywhere near as much content as other streaming services. However, the company does hope to change this in time and is promising to launch more content each month.
Eventually, Apple TV+ will include a selection of “Apple Originals” as well as licensed content.
All content available through the streaming service is available on-demand and ad-free.
For now, the pickings might be slim, but Apple TV+ is not an expensive subscription.
How much does Apple TV+ cost?
Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month in the U.S. While the service is light on content, that’s an incredibly low price.
In fact, it’s one of the lowest priced services around.
For comparison, here’s how Apple TV+ compares to other streaming services on price.
The Apple TV App
Naturally, Apple TV+ is a service primarily aimed at Apple device and iOS users.
The streaming service is accessible through the existing Apple TV app. This is the same app iOS users use to buy or rent games.
In fact, the Apple TV app already comes installed on most, if not all, Apple devices.
For example, the following devices already have the Apple TV app installed:
- Apple TV
Smart TVs with support for Apple TV
Again, as this is a new service, and from a company that’s not traditionally a video provider, smart TV support is extremely limited at the moment.
At present, only Samsung and LG smart TVs currently support Apple TV, and not all TV models.
Here’s a rundown of the smart TV models you can currently install the Apple TV app on.
Samsung 2019 smart TV models:
- Samsung QLED 8K Q900R and Serif TV
- Samsung QLED 4K Q90R, Q80R, Q70R, Q7DR, Q60R, and Q6DR
- Samsung Frame TV LSO3R/LSORN
- Samsung 4K UHD TV RU8000, RU800D, RU740D, RU7300, RU730D, RU7100, and RU710D
Samsung 2018 smart TV models:
- Samsung QLED 4K Q9FN, Q8FN, Q7CN, Q7FN, Q75FN, Q6FN, and Q65FN
- Samsung 4K UHD TV NU8500, NU8000, NU740D, NU7300, NU7200, NU7100, NU710D, NU6950, NU6900, NU6900B, NU6080, and NU6070
- Samsung Smart Full HDTV N5300
- Samsung Frame TV LSO3R/LSORN
LG 2019 smart TV models:
- OLED TVs
- NanoCell TVs (series SM9X and SM8X)
- UHD TVs (series UM7X and UM6X) – coming soon.
Amazon Fire TV device support
One of the few third-party platforms to get access to the Apple TV app is the Amazon Fire TV platform. Although, again, not all Fire TV devices are supported.
Here’s the full list of Amazon Fire TV devices with Apple TV app support:
- Fire TV Stick Gen 2 (2016)
- Fire TV Stick (2017)
- Fire TV Stick 4K (2018)
Roku OS device support
If you happen to own a Roku device, then you’re in luck. Roku has always been a fairly agnostic platform. In other words, it plays nicely with as many third-party services as possible. Apple TV is no different.
Here’s the full list of Roku players and TVs with Apple TV app support:
- Roku TV 7000X, C000X, 8000X
- Roku Smart Soundbar 9101X
- Roku Smart Soundbar 9100X
- Roku Express 3900X, 3930 X
- Roku Express+ 3910X, 3931X
- Roku HD 3932 X
- Roku Streaming Stick 3800X
- Roku Streaming Stick+ 3810X, 3811X
- Roku Premiere 3920X, 4620X
- Roku Premiere+ 3921X, 4630X
- Roku Ultra 4640X 4660X, 4661X, 4670X
- Roku Ultra LT 4662X
- Roku 2 4210X, 4205X
- Roku 3 4200X, 4230X
- Roku 4K TV A000X – Coming soon
Android TV device support
Generally speaking, Android TV is a bit of a no-go at the moment when it comes to the Apple TV app and by association, Apple TV+.
As of right now, Sony Bravia TVs appear to be the only Android TV sets scheduled to get access to the Apple TV app.
As to be expected, that doesn’t mean all Sony Bravia TVs running Android TV will get the app. Apple has yet to detail the specific models that will be supported.
AirPlay 2 compatibility
It is worth noting that Apple TV and Apple TV+ are also compatible with AirPlay 2. Therefore, this is another way you can stream Apple TV+ content on the big screen.
Here’s the full list of LG TVs compatible with AirPlay 2:
- LG OLED (2019)
- LG NanoCell SM9X series (2019)
- LG NanoCell SM85 series or above (2019)
- LG UHD UM7X series (2019)
- LG UHD UM6X series (2019) – Coming soon
- LG NanoCell SM83 series or below (2019) – Coming soon
Here’s the full list of Vizio TVs compatible with AirPlay 2:
- VIZIO E‑Series (2016, 2017 and 2018 UHD models) – Coming soon
- VIZIO M‑Series (2016, 2017 and 2018) – Coming soon
- VIZIO P‑Series (2016, 2017 and 2018) – Coming soon
- VIZIO D‑Series (2018) – Coming soon
- VIZIO P‑Series Quantum (2018 and 2019) – Coming soon
- VIZIO P‑Series Quantum X (2019) – Coming soon
- VIZIO M‑Series Quantum (2019) – Coming soon
- VIZIO V‑Series (2019) – Coming soon
You can always use the website
Regardless of the device you have, one fail-safe method to tuning in to Apple TV+ is through the website.
Like most services, Apple TV+ is available to stream via a browser. As long as a device has browser support then there’s a good chance you’ll be able to stream Apple TV+.
To start watching Apple TV+ in a browser, head over to the website and sign in.