Apple TV App Comes To Amazon Fire TV Stick Days Before Apple TV+ Release
As Apple gets ready to launch Apple TV+ next week, it continues to make sure as many people as possible can take advantage of it.
The latest move means the Apple TV app is now available for the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K and Fire TV Stick HD. Amazon also says that support for Amazon Fire TV Cube, Fire TV, and older models will come soon.
If you’ve seen the Apple TV app on Roku platforms, which arrived last week, you’ll be familiar with what this app looks like as well. It’s essentially the same app and allows users to watch movies and TV shows purchased from iTunes as well as Apple TV Channel subscriptions. And, of course, Apple TV+ content is included as well.
Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen) and Fire TV Stick 4K customers will be able to download the app starting today in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and India. Fire TV Basic Edition customers in over 50 countries can also find the Apple TV app in the Amazon Appstore on their Fire TV. The app will be coming soon to Fire TV Cube (1st and 2nd Gen), Fire TV (3rd Gen pendant design), Toshiba and Insignia Fire TV Edition smart TVs, and Nebula sound bar. The Apple TV app is not compatible with Fire TV (1st and 2nd Gen) and Fire TV Stick (1st Gen).
Apple TV+ goes live on November 1st and brings with it tons of original content. Not all shows are ready for day one, but Apple says that more will be added in the coming months. Importantly, all of the content is original and exclusive to Apple TV+, so there are no re-runs of old shows here.
Apple TV+ will cost viewers $4.99 per month and that provides access to the whole family. Anyone buying a new Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac now will also receive a year’s free access to Apple TV+. That means if you bought an iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max, you’re good to go come November 1st.