Last year was a big year for the Apple TV overall, but its older third-generation suffered many losses.
These losses included apps and services like CBS All Access (now Paramount+), FOX NOW, ESPN, ABC News, YouTube and MLB.TV.
Now that we are in the new year of 2022, there are probably still some of you that are wondering whether or not the Apple TV third generation is still a viable option for streaming.
To answer that question, there’s an important fact that needs to be brought up.
That fact is the device still has functional apps to some of the most popular streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Apple TV+ and even Paramount+ if you are subscribed to the service through Apple TV Channels.
When it comes to other streaming services like HBO Max or Disney+, they do work on the Apple TV third generation via AirPlay on a device like the iPhone or iPad. However, Disney+ can be unstable at times, so make sure you have that noted.
This version of the Apple TV also still has access to other streaming services like Showtime and Starz, as well as other streaming apps such as CBS News and PBS.
Yes, you can stream your local PBS station from the PBS app on the device, and watch select on-demand programming on it too.
While it may not always be an ideal situation, the Apple TV third generation in its nearly 10-year age is still an adequate device for streaming your favorite TV shows and movies. It may not have the support it once had, but can still do the job when needed.
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