Canal+ gives up on its cable box, switches to Apple TV

“French premium cable television company Canal+ is slowly moving away from building its own set top boxes,” Romain Dillet reports for TechCrunch. “As Next INpact spotted, you can now subscribe to Canal+ and get an Apple TV 4K with Canal+’s myCanal app already preloaded.”

“Canal+ has been around for decades and was the first premium TV channel in France,” Dillet reports. “While you had to get your own Canal+ set top box to receive Canal+ 15 years ago, the company’s own box has slowly become irrelevant. As all the main French internet service providers give you a set top box, Canal+ has partnered with them to offer multiple add-ons to receive Canal+’s content.”

“When Canal+ announced its most recent device, Canal+ already said that you’d get a better experience with the myCanal app on the Apple TV.,” Dillet reports. “If you don’t subscribe to Canal+ through your ISP, you can get an Apple TV 4K for €6 per month in addition to your TV package.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Good news for Apple TV 4K sales in France!


  1. Who cares about France, they have some great shows, so why limit themselves. They need to open up their subscriptions to internationals and let’s all watch quality TV.

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