Apple’s TV App Comes to LG TVs Just in Time for ‘Mythic Quest’ Premiere

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Over the past year or so several TV manufacturers have added AirPlay 2 to their smart TVs, but of these only Samsung added support for iTunes Movies and TV Shows and later Apple’s TV app, allowing users to get access to Apple TV+ content without the need for an external set-top box.

While Apple’s new TV app arrived on Roku devices and Amazon Fire TV in October, the debut of Apple TV+ came and went with no word on when other smart TVs would be joining the party. It wasn’t until CES 2020 last month that we finally heard more about it, with LG, Sony, and Vizio all announcing that they would at the very least include the app on their new 2020 sets.

Now it looks like LG is going to be the first of that group to add support, with the company announcing that its now launching the Apple TV app for “compatible 2019 LG Smart TVs” in more than 80 countries, while also touting the ability to users to get access to Apple TV+ content.

Easily accessed from the LG Home Launcher, the Apple TV app gives LG TV owners the ability to subscribe to and watch Apple TV+, Apple’s new video subscription service that features popular Apple Originals such as “The Morning Show,” “See,” “Servant” and “Little America.”

As with other platforms where Apple’s TV app is available, LG TV owners will also be able access Apple TV Channels, letting them make direct subscriptions to premium video services through the app, as well as accessing purchased movies and TV shows from their iTunes library and even buying or renting new ones, all using the LG Magic Remote.

The currently launch seems to be limited to 2019 LG TV models, however the company says that it will be coming to LG’s 2018 TVs later this year via another over-the-air firmware upgrade. All 2020 models will have it available when they launch.

Mythic Quest

The announcement comes just in time for owners of 2019 LG TV models to jump into Apple’s first comedy show, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, the new “mockumentary” comedy series led by Rob McElhenney of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and co-created by Sunny alum’s Charlie Day and Megan Ganz.

Set to debut this Friday, Feb. 7, with all nine half-hour episodes available at launch, Mythic Quest parodies the world of game development, following a team of developers behind “the biggest massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) of all time” as they ramp up for their first major expansion. Developed by Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Megan Ganz, the series will also start McElhenney in the lead role as Ian Grimm, the super-egotistical “visionary” creative director of the firm.

Apple has also just shared a two-minute “first look” video for the new series that provides a deeper look into what users can expect from the new series, including comments from McElhenney that it’s “a testament to the madness that is a video game development company.” Not surprisingly it’s expected to have a similar style to It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but by all appearances will be lighter and more optimistic.

McElhenney will also be joined by an ensemble cast that includes Academy Award-winner F. Murray Abraham, Danny Pudi, Imani Hakim, Charlotte Nicdao, David Hornsby, Ashly Burch and Jessie Ennis.

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