The third-generation Apple TV is no longer supported by the Fox Now app, which is now only compatible with the fourth-generation and later variants of Apple’s set-top box.
Fox installations already in place Third-generation Apple TVs no longer work, and the app has been removed from home screens, making Fox live and on-demand content such as TV series and sports unavailable to anyone with older hardware.
The move was first noticed by Appleosophy and comes after Fox Now announced in May that it would no longer support the third-gen box as of June 17. Other streaming apps, like YouTube and CBS All Access, have taken similar decisions to eliminate third-gen compatibility this year.
While the Fox Now app is no longer available for third-generation Apple TVs, it is still available for iPhone and iPad, which means that anyone with one of these iOS devices can still AirPlay Fox Now video to their Apple TV for viewing, albeit indirectly.
There’s always a solution for individuals who still have a third-generation Apple TV and don’t plan to upgrade. You can AirPlay material from your iPhone or iPad to your set-top box, which means you can continue to watch FOX NOW or any other stream.
If you want to watch Paramount+, which isn’t available on the third-generation Apple TV, you may subscribe to the channel on your iPhone’s TV app and then find it on the older Apple TV’s TV app, as explained here.
With the third-generation Apple TV now in its ninth year of availability, it’s just a matter of time before it runs out of apps.