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Sony To Roll Out Apple TV App On Select Smart TVs

Sony yesterday announced that the Apple TV app is launching on select 2018 and newer smart TV models, starting with the X900H series through a free software update that will begin rolling out today in the United States. Sony says the Apple TV app will launch on select 2018 models and most 2019 and 2020 models by the end of the year in multiple regions.

Sony is rolling out a software update to its X900H series televisions starting today. That series includes sizes from 55-inches all the way up to 85-inches, all 4K LED models from around $950.

Customers can subscribe to Apple TV+ on the Apple TV app on Sony’s smart TVs, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, and other platforms, including at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month. For a limited time, customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, or Mac can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free.

The Apple TV app brings together all the ways to watch shows and movies in one place. The app features Apple TV+, Apple’s new video subscription service offering original shows, movies, and documentaries from the world’s most creative storytellers, including “The Morning Show,” “See,” “Defending Jacob,” “Ted Lasso,” “Greyhound,” “The Banker,” “Boys State” and “Beastie Boys Story.”

Also on the Apple TV app, customers can subscribe to Apple TV channels, such as SHOWTIME, CBS All Access, and Starz, and watch ad-free and on-demand, directly on the Apple TV app. Through Family Sharing, up to six family members can share subscriptions to Apple TV channels using their personal Apple ID and password.

“We take great pride in the superb picture and sound quality of our innovative TVs,” noted Mike Fasulo, president, and chief operating officer, Sony Electronics North America. “Now with the Apple TV app, we are making great entertainment even more enjoyable, and easier for customers to access.”

Sony’s smart TVs provide users with easy access to a range of content and services. With Sony’s best-in-class family of X1 processors, Triluminos display, and immersive sound features, customers can experience content just as the creator intended with the Apple TV app. Sony’s smart TV users can browse the Apple TV app to buy or rent more than 100,000 movies and TV shows, including titles available in 4K HDR and with Dolby Atmos, as well as enjoy personalized and curated recommendations and access their library of movie and TV show purchases from Apple.

Select Sony TVs also support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. With AirPlay 2, customers can effortlessly play videos and other content from their iPhone, iPad, or Mac directly to their smart TV. HomeKit allows customers to easily and securely control Sony’s smart TVs using the Home app or by asking Siri on their Apple devices.

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