By Lucy Gray
ITV is an online video player that works exceptionally with all ITV commercial channels. It’s the oldest commercial network in the UK. And it’s not available for access to anyone outside the UK. But, if you want to watch ITV in the US on Apple TV, you have to sign up with a premium VPN to get a UK IP address to access the UK network in the USA.
If you want to get a glimpse of the many popular shows and dramas such as Our House, Belfast on ITV, here is a simple guide on how to install the ITV hub app and watch seamlessly.
What Apple TV can do
Before we get to our hands on the App Store, let’s first understand more about the Apple TV. Apple TV, is a media player that works well to provide you with your favorite content on your TV. Or in other words, it turns your TV into a smart home hub.
Apple TV connects to your television via an HDMI cable, and you can enjoy Web videos apps or watch your favorite shows and movies on Hulu, Netflix, HBO Max, among others.
There are plenty of reasons why people choose to have Apple TV. Interestingly, even those with smart TV still buy them. Those who have an iPhone can attest to its advantages. With an iPhone, you can cast your content on your TV. You can also use your HomePod, which allows easy remote access for controlling HomeKit devices using Siri Remote, which only works with Apple TV streaming boxes.
With a HomePod mini, you can use them as speakers, allowing for a great sound system. There is also a powerful processor that enables you to stream smoothly without lags. You have all the reasons as to why you should watch programs from ITV on Apple TV, which work pretty well to offer you the best experience when watching content.
How to install the ITV hub app on your Apple TV
You don’t need to be a tech to install the ITV app on your Apple TV. The process is quite simple. And since the app is available for download. To install your ITV hub app, go to the App Store on your Apple TV- it’s represented by a blue icon.
To navigate the App Store, click on the back button of your Apple TV; this will direct you to the Home screen. Scroll down until you get to the Apple Store icon. Use your trackpad to scroll and type the app by typing the ITV letters. If not possible, you can use the voice search method.
Once the description of the app pops up, click on it and download. You will then have the ITV hub app added to your home screen.
It’s worth noting that if you had previously deleted your ITV Hub app, you can reinstall it, but you will need to update to the latest version to continue getting your favorite ITV content.
However, you don’t have to worry about the update when it comes to updating the app while connected to any other TV device. The ITV app will automatically update itself. Also, most ITV programmes don’t require a paid subscription, though you must have an account (free) to get their content.
If you use any of the following devices, such as iPhone 5, iPhone 5c (and older), iPad 1-4, or iPad mini 1, you may find it hard to get the latest version of the ITV app.
How to watch ITV on Apple TV
Now, you have the ITV app. Use your remote to click on it and get started.
If you need to reward yourself, grab your popcorn mug and watch your favorite TV series using the free Britbox trial. You can even catch up on where you left A Touch of Frost on your phone. You can also choose to download your stuff for offline viewing.
With the app, you enjoy a 7-day free trial. This should allow you to binge-watch your series without interruptions as there are no ads; it’s so interesting to stream without commercials. Also, you can easily download episodes free from ads. With this, we are not ignorant of the fact that some contents still have ads, due to their licensing restrictions, the likes of American Dad.
And finally, if you feel the app does not equal to your demands, you can easily cancel your subscription. If you do it half the month/ year, you will still enjoy their content for the remaining part of the paid duration.
The internet has changed our way of living; everything in the streaming world seems rewired.
With better streaming protocols and advanced streaming apps, this has changed how content creators and consumers are streaming the content, making it way more accessible than ever. Now one can enjoy their favorites on the go, unlike when using a cable.
The ITV hub app is fantastic; you can get anything you want. Whether it’s full TV series, sport, reality shows, Premieres live or on-demand series, there is so much you can’t afford to miss.