The Apple TV app is rolling out to some Sony TVs from 2018, 2019, and 2020

Apple TV+ Apple TV interface
Apple TV+ Apple TV interface (Image credit: Joseph Keller / iMore)

What you need to know

  • The Apple TV app is now rolling out to more Sony TVs.
  • TVs from 2018 onwards are receiving the software update.
  • It'll allow users to watch iTunes content as well as Apple TV+.

Sony has begun rolling out a new software update that adds the Apple TV app to a large number of its TVs, including some from 2018.

According to a FlatPanelsHD report, the updated firmware is rolling out across Europe right now with North America not too far behind.

Well, here it is. Firmware v6.4960, which is rolling out now in Europe and coming soon to North America, introduces the Apple TV app widely across Sony's TVs from the last few years. As far as we can tell, this includes all 2020 Android TVs models, most 2019 models (but not AG8, XG83, XG81 and XG80 at this time), and two high-end 2018 Android TVs (AF9/A9F and ZF9/Z9F).

By adding the Apple TV app Sony is making it easier for users to watch content bought and rented via the iTunes store. Subscribers to Apple TV+ will also now be able to watch their stories without having to use a separate box as well.

The full list of TVs getting the new firmware update is below. Fingers crossed that your TV is in here somewhere!

2018 Sony TVs:

  • KD-65AF9
  • KD-55AF9
  • KD-75ZF9
  • KD-65ZF9

2019 Sony TVs:

  • KD-75XG9505
  • KD-65XG9505
  • KD-55XG9505
  • KD-75XG8505
  • KD-65XG8505
  • KD-65XG8577
  • KD-55XG8577
  • KD-55XG8505
  • KD-98ZG9
  • KD-85XG9505
  • KD-85ZG9
  • KD-55AG9
  • KD-65AG9
  • KD-77AG9
  • KD-85XG8596
  • KD-55XG8588
  • KD-55XG8599
  • KD-55XG8596
  • KD-65XG8588
  • KD-65XG8599
  • KD-65XG8596
  • KD-75XG8588
  • KD-75XG8599
  • KD-75XG8596
  • KD-75XG8796
  • KD-65XG8796
  • KD-55XG8796

AG8, XG83, XG81 and XG80 not included yet.

2020 Sony TVs:

  • KD-85XH9505
  • KD-49XH9505
  • KD-49XH8505
  • KD-49XH8588
  • KD-49XH8599
  • KD-49XH8596
  • KD-49XH8577
  • KD-43XH8505
  • KD-43XH8588
  • KD-43XH8599
  • KD-43XH8596
  • KD-49XH9196
  • KD-43XH9196
  • KD-85XH8096
  • KD-75XH8096
  • KD-65XH8096
  • KD-55XH8096
  • KD-49XH8096
  • KD-43XH8096
  • KD-65XH8077
  • KD-55XH8077
  • KD-49XH8077
  • KD-43XH8077
  • KD-65XH8196
  • KD-55XH8196
  • KD-49XH8196
  • KD-43XH8196
  • KD-65A8
  • KD-65A87
  • KD-55A8
  • KD-55A87
  • KD-65A89
  • KD-55A89
  • KD-65A85
  • KD-55A85
  • KD-48A9
  • KD-75XH9505
  • KD-65XH9505
  • KD-55XH9505
  • KD-55XH8005
  • KD-49XH8005
  • KD-43XH8005
  • KD-85ZH8
  • KD-75ZH8
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.