Apple Tv vs Sony Liv

Apple TV v/s Sony Liv

With the lockdown locking us out from film passages and OTT platforms advancing to win the audience’s hearts. It would be quite tough for you to finalize any one of them. 

So here we will be comparing two popular OTT platforms that will help you in finalizing the best for you.

Apple TV

Apple TV is a set-top- box that allows the television to become a display screen for Internet content. 

Once connected, the Apple TV platform allows end-users to display digital data from their own iOS devices, as well as from a number of partner sources. Apple TV OTT platform requires the end-user to have an iTunes account and Internet access. The box itself is about the size of a hockey puck and connects to a TV with a High Definition Multimedia Interface(HDMI) cable. Apple TV is controlled externally either through the infrared remote control device that comes with the product or through a free Wi-Fi mobile app, called Remote, that is available from the iTunes store. The fourth-generation Apple TV also provides voice control capabilities through integration with Siri, Apple’s digital assistant.


  • -Apple TV 4K lets you watch movies and shows in amazing 4K HDR and with Dolby Atmos sound.
  • -The newest Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K come with a Siri remote, which lets you summon Apple's digital assistant and navigate the media streamer by voice.
  • -Newer Apple TV OTT platform models have a lot in common with iOS devices, and one of the more useful features they share is the app switcher. 

  • -Apple TV OTT platform has built-in AirPlay compatibility that allows you to send content from an iPad or iPhone to a connected television screen.
Apple TV

Sony LIV

Sony LIV OTT app is a video-on-demand service from Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd. The catalog of this streaming platform is different from Disney+ Hotstar, Zee5, Netflix, and Prime videos on amazon, among others. SonyLiv OTT app titles include original TV shows and movies such as Scam 1992, Sony and SAB TV shows at TV time, exclusive blockbuster movies, Hollywood TV shows, and a wide range of sports content ranging from TEN Sports live TV to packaged telecasts of WWE, UFC, the UEFA Champions League and other sporting events. Most of these contents are behind a paywall that restricts them only to paid subscribers.


  • Sony Liv original TV shows and movies.

  • Latest international shows.

  • All live sports and TV channels.

  • Live events of WWE.

  • Blockbuster Indian movies.

  • Kids content + KBC play along.

  • No ads.

  • Offline download.

Sony LIV

Now let's compare both the OTT App's and see which one is better to use.

Apple TV:


  • Not only does Apple TV stream – it stores, too. You can place films, videos, and photos from iPhones, Macs, and iPads on it and watch them whenever you want.
  • Its interface is more intuitive than most.
  • It synchronizes its work easily with any other Apple device.
  • Apple TV also includes its own gaming platform, called Apple Arcade.
  • With more ways to watch, play, and connect, Apple TV 4K delivers the best viewing and listening experience in your home.

  • No cables provided as shipped. Compatible cables have to be purchased separately.
  • Does not support older HDTVs that lack HDMI support.
  • No official internal storage or the ability to store content.
  • Hardware cannot be upgraded -- processor, RAM, or Storage.
  • Limited support for audio and video  formats. The 2nd Gen model does not support 1080p streaming (3rd Gen does).
  • A small selection of rental content on iTunes, no ability to purchase content directly.

Sony Liv:


  • Sony Liv OTT ap provides availability of widely followed Indian sports channels, more than 40,000 hours of SET content, and 700+ movies will leave viewers spoilt for choice when it comes to consuming content.

  • Sony Liv allows a wide variety of genres available, including music channels.

  • Both SonyLIV’s website and mobile app have simple interfaces and can be operated without requiring expert knowledge.


  • No subtitles are available, which is a significant disadvantage.

  • There are no options to select appropriate video quality as streaming will take place automatically depending on an Internet connection.

  • Currently, you can control the video player only with a mouse. The FAQ section on the SonyLIV website states that player control options will be available in a future version of the app.

Apple TV:

Free 7-day trial 

$4.99/ M


Sony LIV:




Sony Liv free plan

Not applicable

Sony Liv WWE network plan

  $4.99/ Year

Sony Liv special plan


Sony Liv special+plan


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In our general overview, we would say that Sony LIV is one of the leading Internet TV providers in India, with an extensive offering of live sports and an easy-to-use website and mobile app. While Apple TV OTT platform has always had a unique appeal for those invested in the iTunes ecosystem, mainly because it's been the best—and often only—way to get Apple iTunes content onto a TV.

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