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Apple TV comes to Xbox consoles next week

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Apple TV and Xbox: together at last
A version of the Apple TV app will be ready when Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S debut next week.
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Those who use a Microsoft Xbox as their entertainment center will soon be able to watch the Apple TV+ streaming video service. A version of the Apple TV software will be released for a range of Xbox consoles next Tuesday, including the newest ones.

“We’re excited to share that the Apple TV app is coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on November 10,” announced Will Tuttle, the editor of Microsoft’s official Xbox Wire site.

While Apple TV app is pre-installed on iPhone, iPad and Mac, Apple has worked hard to bring its streaming video service to other platforms as well. And Xbox is a big win for the company. Microsoft has sold over 45.8 million Xbox One consoles since it debuted in 2013. And Series X and Series S will debut on November 10, so Apple’s streaming service will be available for them from day one.

This comes on top of Sony announcement last week that the Apple TV app is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in November.

More about the Apple TV app

Apple TV is an application available for a variety of platforms, from iPhones to smart TVs. It gives access to the Apple TV+ streaming service, but can also be used to also subscribe to channels like Showtime, CBS All Access and AMC+.

Since its debut last year, the Apple TV+ service has premiered, or will soon release, over 40 shows and movies in a variety of genres. Xbox gamers shouldn’t miss Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, a comedy set at a game-development company produced with advice from Ubisoft. Another TV+ comedy that’s really finding an audience is Ted Lasso. Or there’s creepy Servant, action-packed Tehran, and many others.

This streaming service costs $4.99 a month, and a one-year free trial comes with many Apple devices. There are no commercials.