The Apple TV app is available to download on many Samsung smart TVs, but compatibility does depend on when the individual TV was released.
As streaming has increased in popularity, so has the selection of streaming platforms with Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and Roku just a few of the options now available. All of which also come with plenty products to suit different budgets and needs. With so many streaming devices to pick from, choosing the right one is as important as choosing the right streaming service. In some ways it is even more important as the different streaming devices might determine the streaming services that are available to you. As a result, choosing the right hardware can greatly improve or reduce the overall streaming experience you end up with.
The Apple TV app is available to download on a variety of Roku players and smart TVs, but it is best to check specific device support first.
The Apple TV player and app don’t provide live TV directly, but they can be used to watch live TV channels and content. Here’s how it works.
There are multiple ways to restart an Apple TV player including via the settings menu, using a remote shortcut, or just unplugging the device.
Apple TV channels are an easy way to subscribe to various streaming services and watch without the need to download any additional apps.
iPhone (and iPad) owners can use their mobile device to control an Apple TV player, including playing, pausing, and adjusting the volume.
Paramount Plus is available to watch on a Samsung smart TV, but not on all models. Here’s what you need to know before downloading the app.
Popular live TV and video apps can be added to an Apple TV player from the App Store. Here’s what you should know before downloading any.
Tubi is a streaming service that provides access to free movies and TV shows, and it’s also compatible with a variety of different devices.
Before signing up to a DirecTV Stream plan, it’s worth checking to make sure your existing smart TVs and streaming players are compatible.
There’s no option to cast Apple TV on iPhone and iPad to a Chromecast device, but there is a workaround, and some may not need to cast anyway.
Philo is compatible with a number of different platforms and devices, but the live TV app is only available to download on select smart TVs.
Chromecast with Google TV has its issues and it is far from a perfect device, but it is hard to stop using Google’s player once you start.
There is an Apple TV sleep timer located in the player’s settings menu, but it doesn’t quite work the same way other sleep timers do.
Apple TV subtitles can be turned on or off through the app, but there’s an additional way to control closed captioning on some devices.
Apple TV players work similar to Apple’s other devices with an app-switching mode that can be used to manually restart an app when needed.
HBO Max is not available on a Vizio SmartCast TV, but AirPlay and Chromecast can help.
HBO Max subscribers can manually update the Samsung smart TV app or set apps to automatically update when a new version becomes available.
Apple TV with Apple TV+ can be downloaded on a variety of Amazon’s Fire TV devices, including Fire Stick and Fire TV Edition TVs and players.
Apple TV+ is not just for iPhone, iPad and MacBook. Here’s the full list of smart TVs, players and other devices you can stream Apple TV+ on.