Apple TV Doesn’t Support Purchases and Rentals On Android TVs

Apple TV Doesn’t Support Purchases and Rentals On Android TVs

Earlier right now, The Verge reported that the Cupertino-based firm has eliminated the choice that permits renting or shopping for motion pictures by way of the Apple TV app on Android TV. What’s worse, that is additionally true for all units working Google TV. Amongst them, we will point out the Chromecast 2020 and the most recent TVs manufactured by Sony, TCL, and different high manufacturers.

Other than The Verge, another media, together with FlatPanelsHD and 9to5Mac additionally confirmed the information. Thus, the function permitting customers to immediately hire or purchase content material shouldn’t be out there anymore. As well as, our pals at The Verge additionally discovered that on-device Apple TV Plus subscriptions don’t work as effectively.

What Apple presents as an alternative is the “how one can watch” button. The latter will head customers to the Apple merchandise web page “or different streaming units” for leases, purchases, and Apple TV Plus subscriptions. Nevertheless, none of those modifications are proven on Apple’s Android TV assist web page. The latter nonetheless showcases direct transactions can be found.

Apple TV Leases/Purchases Are Not Out there On Many Platforms

A number of days in the past, we discovered that Nvidia Protect house owners had observed the shortage of leases and purchases. Beforehand, on the highest nav panel, we might discover the Motion pictures and TV Exhibits part. However they’re gone now. In the intervening time, when launching the app, you’ll find Watch Now, Apple TV Plus, and Library choices solely. However when trying to find motion pictures and TV reveals, all of them will seem in outcomes. Sadly, when pulling up on the titles, you’ll get solely two choices to do, that’s, “how one can watch” and “add to Up Subsequent.”

FYI, some Android TVs started getting the Apple TV app first in late 2020. And solely final June, it was broadly out there for quite a few fashions. But it surely seems the app has been out there to Android TV customers for lower than a yr. In fact, it’s not fully gone. However there isn’t any choice for direct leases, purchases, and subscriptions. “Not all units assist on-device transactions, so chances are you’ll not be capable of purchase, hire, or subscribe to reveals or channels immediately,” Apple says on its web site.

This implies that you may nonetheless entry your present library and watch any motion pictures and reveals you may have paid for earlier than. This works even for those who bought or rented on one other system.

Nevertheless, Apple customers shouldn’t be shocked by Apple’s transfer. We imply, as an example, the Apple TV app has by no means allowed leases and purchases on Amazon’s Fireplace TV platform. But it surely’s one factor to not have such a function in any respect, and fairly one other to chop it on the midway.