AppleTV+ App

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  1. jaselzer

    jaselzer Active Member

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    Has there been any announced progress or information as to whether the TiVo 4K will have access to the AppleTV+ app? Thanks


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    I’m wondering too since it recently came out on chromecast that gives me hope!


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  3. jaselzer

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    So now you can cast AppleTV+ from your phone? I am not understanding what you mean by “came out on Chromecast”. Would you please explain how to watch AppleTV by casting it to The TiVo 4K. Thanks


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    No I didn’t mean from your phone. The new Chromecast w google tv streaming stick that came out a few months after the Tivo Stream stick. I bought both. It didn’t have Apple tv app either and recently added it. It runs Android also (I think a newer version than then tivo) so I’m just saying hopefully Tivo will add it soon too


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  5. jaselzer

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    Ok, I understand. I have a Google TV with Chromecast device and it is loaded with the AppleTV app. I hope you are correct it will come soon


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    I side loaded the Google TV APK and it all worked fine, menus previews and all the free stuff.
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    Once I tried to play something that required the subscription it played for about 5 seconds and then said playback error.
    This tells me the Apple is of course doing some content protection and if the device is not approve or the security cert is not right for the protected content is does not play.

    What this means is it is all good to go, Apple just needs to finish testing the Tivo hardware and then approve it. Like Apple said it is a phased rollout slow.
     
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  7. NashGuy

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    Yeah, I'd say that there's no technical reason why Apple couldn't release the app for the TS4K right now. They've had the Apple TV app available for certain model Sony smart TVs running Android TV for several months now and released it for the new Chromecast with Google TV a week or two ago. If the TS4K has sufficient security/content protection in place to land the Netflix and Amazon apps, I'm sure it's good enough for Apple too.

    It'll just come down to a business decision on Apple's part. Will they release the Android TV version of their app for all capable devices or only the ones that they strike distribution deals with? Or might they limit all future distribution of the app only to those Android TV devices running the new Google TV content system? Google noted that the app will be coming this year to Sony and TCL smart TVs running Google TV.
     
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