LinkedIn makes all Lynda.com FileMaker courses available on Apple TV

Posted on Apr 22, 2016


LinkedIn has made the 20-plus FileMaker courses on Lynda.com more widely available. The company announced today that it has launched an app for the Apple TV, thereby making learning more accessible on the small screen no matter which set-top box you have.

The debut of this app comes more than four months after Lynda.com launched a channel on Roku, which made the service’s courses available on supported devices. It also requires that you have a $25 monthly active membership with the educational course provider. To view courses on your Apple TV, first download the app from the app store. Launch it to get a six-digit code that you’ll need to enter on your desktop or mobile device at lynda.com/connect. A new channel will then be added to the Apple TV home screen, which you can access to browse for courses.

LinkedIn acquired Lynda.com in 2015 for $1.5 billion and has been enhancing the video tutorials and making them more available. In addition to Apple TV and Roku devices, you can access the courses through Google’s Chromecast.

While the full catalog of courses are available, there’s no word whether you’ll be able to parse through them withinLearning Paths or will have to search through individual courses.

You’ll need an active Lynda.com membership. If you’re not a member yet, you can subscribe here or browse the library and watch a great selection of free videos to give you a sampling of our course content.

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Using your Apple TV remote, go to the ‘home’ screen and select the App Store
  2. Search for Lynda.com to find the app, then choose ‘Get’. After installation, the Lynda.com app will appear on the home screen.
  3. Launch the app to get a 6-digit code.  On your desktop or mobile device, go to lynda.com/connect to login and enter the 6-digit code to connect your Lynda account to your Apple TV.
  4. Now that the Lynda.com channel has been added to your Apple TV home screen, you can simply navigate to the Lynda.com tile any time, press “OK” on your remote–then lean back and browse, search and preview courses.

That should do it! You’re ready to go. Getting up to speed on a new skill or staying ahead in your career can now be done while leaning back in your living room