It’s no surprise to tech-savvy people that certain companies are reluctant to ‘share’ their online ecosystems. A perfect example is Google removing the YouTube app from the Amazon Firestick, forcing Firestick users to browse YouTube through the browser instead. Although the interface is near-identical.
This is because they want their benefits to be exclusive to their products and help drive sales. However, there are some exceptions. Sometimes these companies make deals in order to mutually benefit one another.
It may not come as a surprise then that, there’s now an Apple TV app for Firestick, as well as other Amazon Fire devices. This includes the Fire TV (certain models), Firestick 2nd Gen and Firestick 4K.
Having said this, the Apple TV app won’t be compatible with the Fire TV 1st of 2nd generations, or the 1st generation Firestick. But will, however, be available for the Fire TV Cube and 2rd gen Fire TV, as well as a few more of the newer Amazon devices.
Apple TV itself comes in with a modest price of just $4.99 a month, with a free year for those who have purchased a qualifying Apple product in the past few months. There’s also a week-long free trial available too. This is for those unsure if it’s right for them.
What is the Apple TV App?
The Apple TV app for Firestick, much like various other apps, acts as the hub for your Apple content. It will display your iTunes music, movies, TV shows, as well as any other services, including Apple TV+.
Other streaming services such as HBO Now, Starz, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu are also integrated with Apple TV. The app itself used to be called the ‘videos’ app. But Apple changed it a few years back with a new purpose of adding some more streaming content, and to give it a more fleshed out experience.
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Apple TV Support
Much like other streaming apps, once users install the app on their chosen device, they can stream their favorite TV shows, films, and even live TV… and more!
And much like other devices, Apple TV gives you access to other streaming services too. This means you will never be short on things to watch.
Here’s what’s included:
- MTV Hits
- CBS All Access
- Comedy Central Now
- Acorn TV
- Sundance Now
- Faith & Family
- Lifetime Movie Club
- Urban Movie Channel
- History Vault
The same way you need an Amazon account to access a Firestick, before using the Apple TV app, you must register for an Apple ID. This gives you a personalized account to organize, download and watch your content from.
This is made easy by the device’s setup. When following the onscreen instructions, it won’t take more than a few minutes to do.
How to Install Apple TV App for Firestick
1. Go to the search bar and search for ‘Apple TV’.
2. Choose it from the list
3. Click ‘Get’.
4. Once Apple TV is downloaded, launch the app.
5. Wait for the app to load up.
6. Enjoy all your favorite content!
How to Sign into Apple ID
You’ll need your own Apply ID in order to access the content on the app. You can create one by following these instructions:
1. Click on ‘Settings’ and then ‘Accounts’.
2. Select ‘Sign In’.
3. Either choose to ‘Sign In’ or to ‘Create an Apple ID’
4. Enter your details, and then enjoy the app!
By having the Apple TV app for Firestick included in the apps on your device, you’ll have access to an even bigger list of movies, TV shows, music and more.
Not only will this give you access to Apple’s own exclusive content with Apple TV+, but it can also act as a hub for all your other streaming services. This includes Hulu, Starz, HBO Now, and more!
Do you use the Apple TV app for Firestick? If so, what do you think? Drop a comment below to let us know!