Apple has been said to be working on a new Apple TV app for Windows 10 computers. Right now, the only Apple apps that are in the Microsoft app store are iTunes and iCloud.
However, thanks to a little trick found by David Schloemer on Twitter (@davidschloemer), there is a way to get an Apple TV app for your Windows 10 computer.
The way to do this is to get and open the newest version of the Microsoft Edge browser, go to the Apple website and head over to the TV section. From there, you will see a gray bar that will have six different choices across the top. You will want to hit the “Apple TV+” button, which will then take you to that page.
Once you are at the Apple TV+ page, click the three dots in the top-right corner of the Edge browser, scroll down to Apps and then you should see an option that says “Install this site as an app.” You click that and then you will be able to have an Apple TV app on your Windows 10 computer.
This can all be seen in the video below. It does get blurry near the end, so that is why we wrote it out for you.
Right now, this is the only known way to get an Apple TV+ app for any Windows computer, as Apple has yet to release one.
Were you able to get this to work for you? Did you download the unofficial Apple TV app to your Windows 10 computer? Let us know in the comments!
Nice little goodie to help us wait.
It’s not installing the app; it’s creating a copy of the webite as an app in windows 10. Like a tab you can access. You still don’t have full access to search functions or the ability to browse all shows & movies available on apple tv.
i was able to follow through with all of the steps but it ultimately ends up doing the same thing that all the other browsers (chrome, firefox, edge (default)) did. That is, I go to the appletv+ site, login, search for a movie, click on it to play it, it opens up a new, dedicated window with the program/video/movie. Everything’s fine.
Next day, try the same thing, do yada yada, click on it to play it, NO NEW WINDOW OPENS. It starts the audio and shows me the progress bar. That’s it. Reclicking the vid thumbnail restarts the vid. No video. Only audio.
Apple TV works fine, albeit slow, on Roku, but their Windows integration is terrible in my experience.
btw, I updated all browsers, cleared caches and cookies. Still no go.
I think I found a way. Without using this app thing suggested in the article, using Chrome and logging into the appletv website, I just right-clicked on the video and clicked reload. Doing that made the video window pop on out!
Tried this. At first, I only got audio. I right clicked & chose to reload the page. This time, I got video, too. Unfortunately, only the preview and previous-episode recap would play. The screen went dark at the point where the episode would begin. Reloading the page at this point loops to the preview again.
Still doesn’t allow access to settings like Closed Captioning. I guess no watching APPLE TV for me.