Apple Just Released The New Apple TV App


The TV app's legacy integrations may not offer the same level of experience as something like channels or Apple's own library of content, but they remain a solid way to centralize as much of your TV watching as possible in one app, and using the one unified Up Next queue.

Starting May 13, the overhauled TV app, which features a fresh new look and improved functionality, will be available in over 100 countries on iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs, all 2019 Samsung smart TVs and select 2018 models. To update your Apple TV, you open the Settings app, tap System, tap Software Updates and follow the on-screen instructions. With this new update, beta testers will be able to test out new features like subscribe CBS All Access, HBO, Starz, AcornTV, Britbox, CuriosityStream, MTV Hits, Shudder, and more from the Apple TV app. While Apple TV+ isn't quite ready for its public release yet - that will have wait until for a few more months - the building block are in place with iOS 12.3. However, this particular implementation which is also known as Apple TV channels alongside similar integration for selected streaming services is not available in Malaysia for the time being though.

The app also will serve as the home this fall for the Apple TV+ subscription service, which will include original shows from Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and others. Users can expect streaming services from HBO, Showtime, Stars, Cinemax, Epix, Smithsonian, Acorn TV and some additional service providers to be all included within the new Apple TV app. HBO even permits downloading contents offline. Support for Vizio, LG, and Sony TVs is coming later this year, and support for Roku and Fire TV devices is in the works as well.

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Tap on the TV app on your iPhone or iPad. Apple said more channels would be added over time around the world.

AirPlay 2 support for some Samsung smart TVs is also launching today. Apple TV search results will also be integrated into searches done via the TV. You can resubscribe to a channel anytime through the TV app. You'll need to install a firmware update to get your hands on it.