04 February 2020
When Apple officially announced Apple TV+ video streaming service, it assured that the new Apple TV app will be made available for platforms beyond its own ecosystem. This is the reason we saw the app becoming available on Samsung smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV devices, and Roku devices. Now, it is the turn of Sony smart TVs to receive the app.
As reported by 9to5Mac citing information shared by some users, the Apple TV app is now available for select Sony smart TV models. Sony is yet to offer an official list for the rollout but the report mentions Sony Z9G, A9G, X950G, and X850G series and only 2019 models. It specifically lists 55-inch, 65-inch, 75-inch, and 85-inch models for the Sony X850G series.
It is hard to say on what basis Sony is selecting these models but each of the listed ones features Apple AirPlay 2 support. This could be one of the criteria for rolling out the firmware update. It is necessary to install the latest firmware update available for your particular Sony smart TV to see if you have received the Apple TV app or not.
Apple TV+ video streaming service is set to launch on November 1st. It will become available in a number of countries around the world on the same day. It will have a few Apple original TV shows for users to watch on the launch day itself. It has been priced at $4.99 per month but Apple is offering one year of free subscription to every user who will purchase a new Apple device.