Apple’s TV app rumored to hit Android soon

A native Apple TV app for Android will improve the Apple TV+ experience for owners of Google-powered smartphones versus using the web-based app in a browser.

Apple TV sitting underneath a huge Samsung smart TV
Android will get a native Apple TV+ experience | Image: Brandon Romanchuk/Unsplash
  • What’s happening? A noted Twitter leaker claims that Apple is preparing to release an Android version of its TV app for Google-powered smartphones.
  • Why care? A native app will enhance the Apple TV+ experience on Android devices, which currently must use Apple’s web app in a browser at
  • What to do? You’ll download the app when Apple publishes it.

Apple TV app for Android rumored to launch soon

ShrimpApplePro made the prediction on Twitter, saying the Cupertino company is currently testing a native Apple TV for Android app that should launch soon without providing a specific timeframe. The same source accurately leaked the iPhone 14 Pro’s Dynamic Island design and packaging for the device, MacRumors notes.

Although Apple provides the TV app in versions for streaming boxes powered by the Android TV operating system, like Chromecast with Google TV, owners of Android-powered smartphones and tablets must use the web app at A native app will bring a smoother, faster experience versus using the web app in a browser.

Devices that support the TV app

The TV app is currently available on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony and Visio, Sony’s and Microsoft’s gaming consoles, Roku devices, Amazon’s Fire TV streaming sticks and Roku televisions.

The full list of compatible devices is available on the Apple website.

Aside from original Apple TV+ shows and films, it lets users access paid content from compatible apps (via the Channels feature), purchase or rent shows and movies from the iTunes Store, stream sports and more. Read: How to change download and streaming video quality in Apple’s TV app