How to watch Apple TV+ on LG TVs
Owners of compatible LG smart TV models can now access Apple TV+ originals with ease: Here's your guide.
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Apple is known as a company that's happy to stampede over its users' needs just to ensure they stay in its ecosystem. With the launch of streaming service Apple TV+, the company is offering more ways to access the platform than via devices that boast the Apple logo.
Recently, the Apple TV app became available on compatible 2019 LG smart TVs in more than 80 countries. This gives users access to Apple's new Apple TV+ video subscription service, as well as the ability to rent or buy movies from iTunes. A quick click of the LG Magic Remote is all it takes to get started.
LG's 2019 TVs already support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit for wireless integration with Apple devices. Apple AirPlay 2 allows users to share or mirror content from their compatible iPhone, iPad or Mac directly to the TV. They can also play music on the TV and sync it with other AirPlay 2 compatible speakers anywhere in the home. Meanwhile, Apple HomeKit lets users easily and securely control their TV with the Home app on their iPhone or iPad, or by voice using Siri.
Additionally, the Apple TV app and Apple TV+ will be available on 2020 TVs at launch and on LG's 2018 TVs later this year via an over-the-air firmware upgrade.
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Using Apple TV on LG TVs: Step-by-step guide
If you have a compatible 2019 LG TV, you can now access the Apple TV app and stream Apple TV+ originals without the aid of additional hardware. Simply follow these steps:
Step 1: Navigate to LG Home Launcher with your remote and locate the Apple TV app.
Step 2: If for some reason the app doesn't appear, navigate to the LG Content Store, select the search icon at the top of the screen and search for the Apple TV app. Once discovered, click the "Install" button.
Step 3: Open the Apple TV app and select "Start Watching".
Step 4: Go to Settings > Accounts > Sign In.
Step 5: Sign in with your Apple ID and follow the prompts to complete the set-up. If you don't have an Apple ID already, you can easily create one at https://appleid.apple.com/.
Step 5: Go to the Apple TV+ channel, select "Try Apple TV+ Free" and follow the prompts to confirm your subscription.
Apple TV+ details
The Apple TV app gives LG TV owners the ability to subscribe to and watch Apple TV+, Apple's video subscription service. The platform, which became available in November 2019, offers a small roster of original content, with new titles being added on a regular basis.
Highlights include drama Morning Wars (aka The Morning Show), M. Night Shyamalan's psychological thriller Servant and anthology series Little America. Subscriptions to Apple TV+ cost AU$7.99/month, with a 1-week free trial.
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