Noteworthy news for Apple, as Android TV becomes the latest platform to allow viewers to grab content from Apple TV+, Apple’s premium, subscription-based streaming platform. Android and Google TV have a combined 80 million devices and growing. Previously, smart TV support for the app was limited to Sony Bravia TVs and Chromecast with Google TV.
According to a report from Newsweek last month, analytics firm Ampere Analysis estimates that Apple TV+, Apple’s premium video-on-demand streaming service, may have hit 40 million subscribers at the end of 2020. This would’ve added 6 million subscribers in one year — since the firm last reported the service’s 33.6 million users.
However, with the vast majority of those viewers taking advantage of the free year of the platform offered with the purchase of every new Apple device, it’s important for the company to make its service available via other means.
Apple TV+ is a subscription video streaming service for $4.99 a month that includes high-quality originals shows and movies including Best Picture winner “CODA,” popular sitcom “Ted Lasso,” and dramas like “The Morning Show” and “For All Mankind.” Apple TV+ is also home to MLB baseball games on Friday nights.
They have titles coming from Oprah, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Jason Momoa, J.J. Abrams, M. Night Shyamalan, Jennifer Garner, and Octavia Spencer.
If you purchase an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV, you can get a free year of Apple TV+.
In an interview earlier this year, Apple CEO Tim Cook said he had little interest in competing with the streaming giants.
“We’re about making the best, not the most,” Cook said, “and so in the TV Plus area, we’re about originals only on Apple.”