Apple TV+ coming to more smart televisions later this year

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What Apple TV+ needs to be a big player in 2020
What Apple TV+ needs to be a big player in 2020
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Buried in a press release with nothing from the manufacturers themselves, Apple revealed Wednesday its Apple TV+ app is coming to Sony and Vizio smart televisions “later this year.”

The additions join Samsung, which added the app to some of its TVs in December 2019. LG also announced this week it would be adding the app to its units later this year.

The two TV makers announced new lines of products for 2020 this week at the Consumer Electronics Show, but made no formal announcement it would add the Apple TV+ app to those units.

Samsung became the first third party manufactuer to confirm support for Apple TV+ on its TVs last September.

The Apple TV app allows users to stream Apple TV+ shows and movies, subscribe and view some 30 à-la-carte TV channels, access their iTunes libraries of movies, TV shows and music, and buy or rent more than 100,000 shows and movies from the iTunes Store.

The Apple TV app is already available on select Samsung smart TVs, the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows PCs, Apple TV, and select Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices.