Your Sky Q-Field may lastly miss the final app on your private home display

Sky Q has a pretty comprehensive selection of apps, including big hitters like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, BBC iPlayer, and Disney +. In recent updates, Sky has also added less traditional apps to its set-top box, like home fitness streaming services like Fiit and Peloton, making Sky Q even more of a one-stop shop for everything you do want to stream on your device TV. However, one prominent service is still missing in action.

Apple TV + is one of the newest streaming services out there. It features a range of exclusive films including the award-winning Boys State, the Tom Hanks thriller Greyhound, the Billie Eilish documentary The World’s A Little Blurry, and shows such as Ted Lasso, Mythic Quest and The Morning Show. In addition, Apple’s streaming app provides access to any previous iTunes purchases or rentals associated with your account.

On Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, and other popular platforms, this allows people with iTunes libraries full of movies and shows to watch them on other platforms for the first time. So far, these purchases have been limited to Apple-built devices such as an iPhone or Apple TV streaming box.

And the Apple TV + app could soon find its way into Sky Q as well.

That comes from a new rumor posted on Reddit. The tipster, known as MrKatUK who claims to be a current Sky employee, claims that Sky is already informing the company’s employees of the Apple branded streaming option in its set-top boxes.

“Apple TV app comes to Sky Q Source: I work for Sky. It was in one of our training videos last week, ”the Reddit user wrote on the Apple TV forum.

The post was shared two months ago so we hope to hear from Sky Q soon. It is possible for the satellite broadcaster to hold the Apple TV + rollout to coincide with the launch of a new show exclusive to the platform. Season two of award-winning feel-good comedy Ted Lasso will air weekly starting July 23, 2021, which could be a good opportunity for Sky to scream about the arrival of Apple TV + on its set-top box. Elsewhere, Apple has confirmed that the much-anticipated second season of its multi-award-winning drama The Morning Show will return this fall – another great opportunity for Sky.

It’s unclear whether Sky Q will be bundled with Apple TV + in some bundles. Sky customers can add a Netflix subscription to their monthly bill, which pulls everything into a single direct debit each month, and unlocks deeper integration with the streaming service on their set-top box. This includes universal search across the two services so you don’t accidentally rent something from the Sky Store that is included in your Netflix subscription, as both options appear side by side when you search for the title.

The same offer is also available at Disney +. However, there is no such integration with Prime Video where users log in with their existing Amazon account to watch.

As always, there is no guarantee that the Reddit Tippster was correct, so take this with a pinch of salt too. It’s possible Sky used a mock-up image for internal briefings and has no plans to bring an Apple TV + app to its box anytime soon.

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