I’m quite frugal with my old electronic devices.
See, I have an outdated Samsung TV.
And yes, my friends make fun of it.
But why replace it if it still does the job?
Especially now that I can still get Apple TV on it.
Wanna know how?
Keep reading to find out:
- How to watch Apple TV via a web browser.
- 3 easy ways to get Apple TV on an older Samsung TV.
- How to install Apple TV on a game console and connect it to an older Samsung TV.
- And lots more…
Can you get Apple TV on an older Samsung smart TV?
You can get Apple TV on an older Samsung TV by using a laptop or desktop. Or you can buy a streaming device and install the Apple TV app. Another easy solution is to connect a game console where the Apple TV app is available.
3 ways to get Apple TV on older Samsung smart TV (workarounds)
#1: Connect your laptop or desktop
If you have an older Samsung TV, it’s possible that the Apple TV app is not supported.
Luckily, there is an easy solution.
You need two things:
- An HDMI cable.
- A laptop or desktop.
Connect the computer to the Samsung TV with the HDMI cable.
Thereafter, run the Apple TV app, choose something to watch, and enjoy!
’’What about a Windows computer, where the Apple TV app can’t be installed?’’
Good question and there’s a simple solution:
Just watch via a web browser (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox) and log in to your Apple TV+ account.
Note: By watching Apple TV from your computer, you also control the playback from it.
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#2: Install a streaming device
Apple TV box
Apple TV comes in various ways, and 1 of them is the Apple TV box.
It’s a powerful streaming device that lets you watch exclusive shows and movies online. .
You can simply install it on your old Samsung TV by connecting it to the HDMI input.
But there are some things to consider in this solution.
See, the latest Apple TV (2nd generation) comes in 4K resolution.
Chances are high that your old Samsung TV doesn’t support 4K.
Luckily you don’t need to worry.
See, it will downscale the 4K to what your Samsung TV is capable of showing on the screen.
This way you can still watch Apple TV on an older Samsung TV.
But, there ain’t no thing such as a free lunch.
The Apple TV box 4K is being sold for 129 USD, and then you have the Wi-Fi version.
That’s quite some money.
If you want a cheaper option, then consider different streaming devices.
Roku Streaming Stick 4K
For example, the Roku Streaming Stick 4K comes under 25 USD.
It’s easy to install, has 4K HDR capabilities, and even has a remote with voice control.
Chromecast with Google TV
The Chromecast is a streaming device created by Google.
The HD version is sold for under 20 USD, and the 4K version is sold for under 40 USD.
It also comes with a voice-controlled remote and HDR.
Fire TV stick
The Fire TV Stick is created by Amazon and comes in multiple versions.
Their budget version is the Fire TV Stick Lite HD, and it’s being sold for under 15 USD.
However, the Fire TV Stick 4K Max is much more powerful and is being sold for under 35 USD.
You’ll get a remote with voice control and also HDR.
And here’s a video on how to install a Fire TV Stick 4 on a TV:
All these 3 different streaming devices will get you the Apple TV app on your old Samsung TV.
Plus, besides the Apple TV app, you’ll get access to many other streaming apps.
To name a few that are worth mentioning:
- HBO Max.
- Disney Plus.
- Prime Video.
But, if you don’t want to get a streaming device, then…
#3: Connect a game console
The Apple TV app is available for a lot of devices.
It‘s even available for game consoles.
You can install the Apple TV app on the following game consoles:
- PlayStation 4 and 5
- Xbox One, Series X, Series S
So, if you own one of these and don’t want to buy a separate streaming device, then simply install the app, and you’re good to go.
Install Apple TV on PlayStation 4 and 5
Here’s how to install the Apple TV app on a PlayStation 4:
- Go to TV & Video.
- Select the Apple TV app.
And for PlayStation 5:
- Go to the Media Hub.
- Select the Apple TV app.
Install Apple TV on an Xbox One, Series X, and Series S
You can follow these steps to install the Apple TV app on an Xbox One, Series X, and Series S:
- Go to the Home menu.
- Select Store.
- Search for Apple TV and follow to given instructions.
- Then go back to the Home menu.
- Navigate to Entertainment or My games and apps.
- Select and open the Apple TV app.
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