Apple TV app launches on Nvidia Shield with 4K, Dolby Atmos support

Credit: Nvidia

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content.

The Apple TV app and Apple TV+ are now available on the Android TV-based Nvidia Shield streaming device.

Starting June 1, Nvidia Shield owners will be able to stream content via the Apple TV app, including the Cupertino tech giant's full slate of originals and other TV shows and films purchased through Apple's platforms.

The support includes 4K HDR picture quality and Dolby Atmos. Owners of a 2019 Nvidia Shield model will also be able to take advantage of 4K AI-based upscaling, which allows older content to appear sharper on higher-resolution displays. Additionally, all Shield users will be able to control the Apple TV app using basic Google Assistant commands.

Nvidia Shield supports come ahead of the release of Apple TV+'s summer content lineup, which includes the second seasons of "Ted Lasso" and "Home Before Dark," as well as new content like "Physical" and "Lisey's Story."

Earlier in 2021, Apple expanded its Apple TV app and Apple TV+ service to Chromecast with Google TV hardware.

Nvidia's Shield media player is built on Android TV, and also allows users to transform their Shield TV devices to gaming rigs using GeForce Now.

New subscribers can also net a seven-day free trial to Apple TV+.

Follow all the details of WWDC 2021 with the comprehensive AppleInsider coverage of the whole week-long event from June 7 through June 11, including details of all the new launches and updates.

Stay on top of all Apple news right from your HomePod. Say, "Hey, Siri, play AppleInsider," and you'll get latest AppleInsider Podcast. Or ask your HomePod mini for "AppleInsider Daily" instead and you'll hear a fast update direct from our news team. And, if you're interested in Apple-centric home automation, say "Hey, Siri, play HomeKit Insider," and you'll be listening to our newest specialized podcast in moments.