Getting an app on an older Apple TV

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So I subscribed to Disney+ today, but since I have a 3rd generation Apple TV, I can’t add the Disney+ app and can only Airplay it. When I did my initial AirPlay, the app asked me if I wanted to add Disney+ to my Apple TV app on the Apple TV itself (this is the one with the icon that has the Apple logo and then TV after it). I accidentally said no, and it said I could change that in settings, but I can’t figure out how. Anyone know how to do this? And if I do, will I be able to watch Disney+ through the Apple TV app on the Apple TV and not through AirPlay?
 

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Have you tried resetting your Apple TV and then reinstalling the app? I don’t have experience with Apple TV so this is generic advice based on experience with FireTV and Roku
 

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So I subscribed to Disney+ today, but since I have a 3rd generation Apple TV, I can’t add the Disney+ app and can only Airplay it. When I did my initial AirPlay, the app asked me if I wanted to add Disney+ to my Apple TV app on the Apple TV itself (this is the one with the icon that has the Apple logo and then TV after it). I accidentally said no, and it said I could change that in settings, but I can’t figure out how. Anyone know how to do this? And if I do, will I be able to watch Disney+ through the Apple TV app on the Apple TV and not through AirPlay?
I think my 3rd generation is in a box somewhere but I do have 4th generations, so I am assuming the app store menu set up screen is the same. On your Apple TV, try selecting the app store icon, then select "purchased". On the side menu there is an option for " Not on this TV". This should list all your apps that you have downloaded on your phone or ipad. Does is list the Disney +? If so, you should be able to click on it and download direct on to your Apple TV. If not, I have no idea.
 

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The 3rd generation Apple TVs don't have an App Store, unfortunately. My understanding was that I could access Disney Plus through the TV app on the Apple TV, but I think I accidentally declined that and now don't know how to get it back.

EDIT: it appears that Disney+ isn't supported for 3rd gen Apple TVs. I guess it's Airplay for us...
 
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