The First-Gen Apple TV to Lose Access to iTunes





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Authentic scrambled reception on a TV screenIf you still have an old first-generation Apple TV, it may be time to update to a newer model.

This week Apple announced that with a new update to iTunes, the first-gen Apple TV will lose access to iTunes in May 2018. This means you will no longer be able to access iTunes movies and TV shows.

Second-gen, third-gen, fourth-gen, and Apple TV 4K will still have access to iTunes movies and TV shows. Just the first generation is being cut off.

It likely should come as no surprise that Apple would be ending support for the first-gen Apple TV. It was released 11 years ago back in 2007.

Here is the announcement on the Apple website:

Also beginning May 25, security changes will prevent Apple TV (1st generation) from using the iTunes Store. This device is an obsolete Apple product and will not be updated to support these security changes.

After the changes, you’ll only be able to access the iTunes Store on Apple TV (2nd generation) or later.

With this update Windows XP and Windows Vista will also lose access to iTunes due to new security settings. Windows users will need Windows 7 or newer to access iTunes on Windows.

Are you still using a first-gen Apple TV? Leave us a comment and let us know what you like about it.

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