You're out of luck if you own an older Samsung device. Apple TV will not work on any Samsung TV that is not on Apple's approved model list. You won't be able to download the Apple TV app on your smart TV if you can't find it in your Smarthub's “Apps” panel.
How to Connect Apple TV to an Old Analog TV
Re: Compatibility with older Samsung smart TV As long as it has an HDMI to which the Roku can be connected ANY of the current Roku models should work fine.
If you can't get the Apple TV app to work on your older Samsung TV, another alternative is to install it on a laptop and connect it to the TV through an HDMI cable. This enables you to stream the Apple TV service on your laptop and then project it onto a larger TV screen via the HDMI cable.
Note: Samsung TV Plus is only available on 2016 - 2022 Samsung Smart TVs and projectors in select territories and an internet connection is required.
How to watch Apple TV+ on your 2017 Samsung Smart TV
An Apple TV box will connect just fine to an older analog TV if you have the right equipment. You'll need to convert the signal from digital to analog to make it work.
Answer: A: The Apple TV box will work with any TV that has an HDMI input. If your 3rd generation worked fine, then so will a newer model.
How can I connect Apple TV to my television?
Use The Apple TV App
I have an older model LG TV, can I still stream the Apple TV app? Absolutely. You can stream the application on certain compatible devices like Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, iPhone, and iPad. You can find a complete list of compatible devices at www.apple.com/apple-tv-app/devices.
There are older Apple TVs in circulation that do not run tvOS instead feature software from before the launch of tvOS, but these are becoming obsolete as many channels have stopped working.
Just as the device icon appears on the iTunes app, you'll see two options below the device name and details. Eject Apple TV and Restore Apple TV. While on Windows, hold the Shift key and then click on Restore Apple TV. While on Mac, hold down the Alt key and then click on Restore Apple TV button.
If your Samsung TV is a 2019 model or newer, it's likely that the Apple TV+ is included by default. As such, all you need to do is select the Apple TV+ icon from the home menu. On a 2017 or 2018 Samsung smart TV, you'll need to download the app from the Samsung app store.
Apple has been rolling out the Apple TV app to many different platforms, including smart TVs, games consoles, and third-party streaming devices like the Amazon Fire Stick or Roku streaming sticks. In a slight twist, the company is also launching a 'Apple TV+' app for older LG webOS TVs.
On your Samsung Smart TV's home screen, select the Apps icon. Search for “Apple TV.” Follow the onscreen instructions to download the Apple TV app. When installed, the Apple TV app appears in the app launcher bar on the home screen.