There’s no denying that the NVIDIA Shield TV and Shield TV Pro are arguably the best Android TV streaming devices, but there’s been one omission in the apps available for download. The Apple TV app has not been available until now, despite being made available on a plethora of other devices including Roku and even the Chromecast with Google TV. However, NVIDIA has announced that the Apple TV app is now free to download on your Shield TV starting today.
The update arrives ahead of the highly-anticipated release of the next season of Ted Lasso which is arguably the best TV show available through Apple’s platform. There are some other pretty great shows and movies available with the Apple TV app, including The Morning Show, For All Mankind, and a few others.
With the Apple TV app on your NVIDIA Shield, you’ll be able to access more than just the shows and movies offered by Apple, as you can use this as a portal to stream content from the likes of AMC+, Paramount+, and even Starz. NVIDIA also ensured that Google Assistant support works just as seamlessly with the Apple TV app as it does with all of your other installed apps on the Shield TV.
Those concerned with missing out on being able to take advantage of 4K HDR with Dolby Atmos support can rest easy as NVIDIA confirmed this was also available. And as you would expect, there are the same 4K upscaling options available for those shows that aren’t available in 4K already from Apple TV’s streaming ventures.
The app is available on Shield TV starting today, so you can download it now. There’s even a 7-day free trial if you’re not already an Apple TV+ subscriber, giving you the option to see what Apple’s streaming service has to offer before forking over money for another streaming service.