For home cinema, Apple offers, among other things, the set-top box called “Apple TV” and the HomePod speaker as a sound system. The operating system on the Apple TV is called tvOS, and it offers a wide variety of options for streaming videos, films, series, documentaries and more. Not only the in-house streaming service “Apple TV+” is available for this, but also numerous other services and apps. You can find a selection of the most popular offers here. We will also show you how you can also access those offers that are not actually offered for sale in this country due to regional restrictions.
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Current device: Apple TV 4K with HDR10+, HDMI 2.1 and WLAN 6
With the current Apple TV 4K from 2022 you can get a powerful piece of technology for your home cinema. The set-top box has an A15 Bionic chip installed, which is used in the models of the iPhone 13 series, among others. The resulting computing power ensures that video content with up to 8K resolution and HDR10+ over HDMI 2.1 can be output to compatible televisions. In addition to films, series and videos, the technology is also made for video games. Furthermore, the device can be used as a hub for the smart home with HomeKit and Matter. Further details and technical data can be found in the blog post linked above.
Not just Apple TV+: Everything you can stream on Apple TV
Apple TV+ is the official streaming service from Apple, which offers various films, series and documentaries produced by the iPhone manufacturer. Particularly well known are B. the series "Ted Lasso", "See" and "The Morning Show". But the “Peanuts” franchise also takes place on Apple TV+, as the provider has secured the rights to the series and films. But what about other production houses, streaming services and video platforms? Here is a list of known offers that you can install as an app on the Apple TV:
- Prime Video
- Disney +
- Media libraries and live television from ARD, ZDF, ARTE, ProSieben, Sat.1, Kabel Eins, Joyn, etc.
- Sky ticket
- and much more.
Offers from other countries: Use Apple TV with VPN
As on many other internet-enabled devices, you can bypass the regional restrictions of some offers on the Apple TV. Do you want z. B. use a cheaper Netflix subscription from abroad or the streaming offers from other regions (e.g. BBC from the United Kingdom), then a VPN can be used. Although a VPN cannot be installed directly on the Apple TV, you can take the detour via the router. If you install the Virtual Private Network directly on the device you use to access the Internet, Apple TV requests will also be redirected. Exactly how to get one VPN on Apple TV can use, you can find out in the linked source.
The perfect home cinema: Apple TV with a stereo setup of two HomePods
Apple will have the new one in early 2023 2nd generation HomePod presented. Like the predecessor from 2018, this can be combined with an identical model to form a stereo setup. This ensures even better sound when watching films, series, documentaries, videos and live streams. Especially offers with Dolby Atmos or 3D audio are played back in a space-filling manner, so that a real cinema feeling can be experienced at home. Thanks to the many streaming offers and also non-regional streams via a VPN, you can enjoy a wide variety of media in the best quality. Thanks to the use of modern chips and interfaces, this is also possible in the long term without hardware updates.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.
2 thoughts on “Not just Apple TV+: what you can stream on Apple TV”
Very basic question:
If I stream my normal music from the iPhone to the home system receiver via the Apple TV, then the Apple TV apparently “somehow” works automatically as an intermediary that is controlled from the iPhone via Airplay. I hope that's understood correctly...
My question: can I “somehow” automatically activate an equalizer for this throughput on the Apple TV that equalizes the music from the iPhone when it leaves the Apple TV again for the receiver?
Yes, in principle you got it right. But in order for an equalizer to be switched in between, there would have to be an option on the Apple TV. And unfortunately there isn't. I'm sorry…