2016/17 LG TV owners can now use a new Apple TV+ app for their 'Ted Lasso' fix

Apple Tv Plus App For Lg
Apple Tv Plus App For Lg (Image credit: @bartewski)

What you need to know

  • A new Apple TV+ app has been released for 2016 and 2017 LG TVs.
  • The new app can be used to stream Apple TV+ content, but there are no iTunes movies or TV shows.

Apple has a new app out, but it's only available for 2016 and 2017 TVs. Say hello to the new Apple TV+ app.

Most TVs have an Apple TV app, rather than Apple TV+. That app plays host to Apple's streaming service as well as the iTunes content people have bought or rented. That, strangely, isn't the case here.

First spotted by Twitter user Bartłomiej Wiśniowski and shared by FlatpanelsHD, the new app is solely there to stream Apple TV+ content, meaning there are no options for watching content that has been bought or rented via iTunes — no TV shows, no movies. It's Apple TV+ all day baby!

Apple's official list of supported devices has not been updated to reflect the fact but LG has confirmed the news. The app is now available from LG's content store in many regions, according to user reports in Germany, Nordics, and Poland.

While perfect for watching the latest episodes of Ted Lasso or Foundation this is no good if you want to watch those movies you bought way back when. Still, it's a start, right?

If you want to enjoy Ted Lasso in style, be sure to check out our list of the best Apple TV deals on the market today. This would also be the best option for older LG TV owners who want to watch more than what's available via Apple TV+, too.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.