In a significant move for both companies, DirecTV has announced the availability of the Apple TV+ app on its DirecTV Stream boxes, enabling subscribers to access a vast array of content without the need for extra hardware.
This collaboration not only benefits users but also highlights the ongoing efforts of both DirecTV and Apple to expand their reach and remain competitive in the rapidly evolving streaming market.
Apple TV+ Arrives on DirecTV Stream Boxes
No More Extra Hardware
DirecTV users can now enjoy Apple TV+ content without purchasing additional devices, as the television provider announced the availability of the Apple TV+ app on its DirecTV Stream box.
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First Time on DirecTV Stream
This marks the debut of Apple’s streaming network on DirecTV Stream, a versatile device for subscribers launched in 2020. The device supports live TV, streaming apps, on-demand content, and DVR recordings.
Subscribers can rent the box for $20 per month, and it’s included in some premium plans. The package also features a remote control with Google Assistant access.
Access to Original Content and More
With the Apple TV+ app, users can watch original content like Ted Lasso, Severance, and CODA, as well as access Apple’s extensive library of TV series and movie rentals/purchases. The app also supports premium add-ons such as AMC+, Paramount+, and Starz.
The Apple TV+ app is available on various streaming devices, including PlayStation and Xbox consoles, Roku, Fire TV, Google TV, and smart TVs from Samsung, LG, and others.
“DirecTV users can now enjoy the Apple TV+ experience without the need for additional hardware, expanding our commitment to offer a seamless entertainment experience for our subscribers,” said a DirecTV spokesperson.
Simple Setup Process
Setting up the Apple TV+ app on DirecTV Stream boxes is a straightforward process. Users can find the app in the device’s app store and install it with just a few clicks. Once installed, subscribers can sign in with their existing Apple ID or create a new one to access the content.
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This integration further enhances the value proposition of DirecTV Stream, giving users access to a wide range of content across various platforms. The addition of the Apple TV+ app helps DirecTV maintain a competitive edge in the ever-evolving streaming landscape.
Expanding Content Offerings
The move to include the Apple TV+ app in the DirecTV Stream box is in line with both companies’ efforts to expand their content offerings to a broader audience. As streaming services continue to grow in popularity, this partnership benefits both parties and their subscribers.
“We’re excited to bring Apple TV+ to DirecTV Stream users, providing them with even more high-quality content to enjoy. This collaboration helps us reach new audiences and further diversifies our content offerings,” said an Apple spokesperson.
The introduction of the Apple TV+ app on DirecTV Stream boxes is a win-win situation for both companies and their subscribers. By offering a seamless entertainment experience and a vast selection of content, DirecTV Stream users can now enjoy the best of both worlds without the need for additional devices.