What you need to know
- Apple Music is now available as an app on LG smart TVs.
- The interface is similar to that used by the Apple TV.
- You'll need to be an Apple Music subscriber to use it.
Anyone with an LG smart TV and an Apple Music subscription can now install an app and listen to their tunes without the need for additional hardware. A new Apple Music app is available for download from the LG smart TV App Store.
First reported by 9to5Mac, the new app is a free download and means that people don't need an Apple TV or any other device to listen to Apple Music. They will need an Apple Music subscription, however, with prices starting at $9.99 per month. Apple Music is also available as part of the Apple One subscription bundle, too.
The LG interface looks very similar to the one that people already use on Apple TV hardware, with music fans able to access their entire library and collection of playlists. The LG app even supports real-time lyrics for those who like to sing along.
There is currently no suggestion that this app supports anything like lossless audio, nor is it immediately clear exactly which LG models the app is available on. Currently, "the easiest way to find out is to go to the app store on your LG TV and search for 'Apple Music'."
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