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Apple’s TV app is rolling out to Sony’s Android-powered TV models

After bringing support for Apple’s TV software to its X900H line of smart TVs, Sony has now begun rolling out support for the TV app to its other Android-powered television sets.

FlatPanelsHD reported today that Sony’s 2020 and 2019 TV lineups are getting the app, as well as some high-end models introduced in 2018. Now owners of those TV sets can enjoy Apple TV+ shows like “The Morning Show”, “See”, “Defending Jacob” and “Ted Lasso”, as well as access Apple TV subscription channels and their iTunes purchases, including all 4K HDR titles.

Firmware v6.4960, which is rolling out now in Europe and coming soon to North America, introduces the Apple TV app widely across Sony’s TVs from the last few years. As far as we can tell, this includes all 2020 Android TVs models, most 2019 models (but not AG8, XG83, XG81 and XG80 at this time) and two high-end 2018 Android TVs (AF9/A9F and ZF9/Z9F).

The Japanese conglomerate has confirmed to FlatpanelsHD that the app supports streaming in 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos on compatible TVs.

Here are all the Sony TV models that are getting the TV app:

2018 Sony TVs:

  • KD-65AF9
  • KD-55AF9
  • KD-75ZF9
  • KD-65ZF9

2019 Sony TVs:

  • KD-75XG9505
  • KD-65XG9505
  • KD-55XG9505
  • KD-75XG8505
  • KD-65XG8505
  • KD-65XG8577
  • KD-55XG8577
  • KD-55XG8505
  • KD-98ZG9
  • KD-85XG9505
  • KD-85ZG9
  • KD-55AG9
  • KD-65AG9
  • KD-77AG9
  • KD-85XG8596
  • KD-55XG8588
  • KD-55XG8599
  • KD-55XG8596
  • KD-65XG8588
  • KD-65XG8599
  • KD-65XG8596
  • KD-75XG8588
  • KD-75XG8599
  • KD-75XG8596
  • KD-75XG8796
  • KD-65XG8796
  • KD-55XG8796

2020 Sony TVs:

  • KD-85XH9505
  • KD-49XH9505
  • KD-49XH8505
  • KD-49XH8588
  • KD-49XH8599
  • KD-49XH8596
  • KD-49XH8577
  • KD-43XH8505
  • KD-43XH8588
  • KD-43XH8599
  • KD-43XH8596
  • KD-49XH9196
  • KD-43XH9196
  • KD-85XH8096
  • KD-75XH8096
  • KD-65XH8096
  • KD-55XH8096
  • KD-49XH8096
  • KD-43XH8096
  • KD-65XH8077
  • KD-55XH8077
  • KD-49XH8077
  • KD-43XH8077
  • KD-65XH8196
  • KD-55XH8196
  • KD-49XH8196
  • KD-43XH8196
  • KD-65A8
  • KD-65A87
  • KD-55A8
  • KD-55A87
  • KD-65A89
  • KD-55A89
  • KD-65A85
  • KD-55A85
  • KD-48A9
  • KD-75XH9505
  • KD-65XH9505
  • KD-55XH9505
  • KD-55XH8005
  • KD-49XH8005
  • KD-43XH8005
  • KD-85ZH8
  • KD-75ZH8

According to Apple’s support document, the TV app, AriPlay 2 and HomeKit are also available on select LG, Samsung, Amazon Fire, Vizio and Roku devices. The TV app was also recently added to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 software. Sony last December began adding support for Apple’s HomeKit and AirPlay 2 features to select 2018 and 2019 models, including the A9F, Z9F, A9G, Z9G, X950G and X850G (55, 65, 75 and 85-inch models.

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