The new Apple TV app available in over 100 countries

Angelo Anderson
May 15, 2019

It will also be possible to subscribe to Apple TV channels from within the app. Apple's original video subscription service, Apple TV+, will also be accessible from this app when it launches in the fall. Customers with 2019 Samsung smart TVs and select 2018 models can download the new TV app. If the Apple TV App isn't available in a country or region, the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch will instead have the Videos app to watch movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store.

The new Apple TV app also has a new Kid section.

Family Sharing enables up to six family members can share subscriptions to Apple TV channels using their Apple ID and password. Are you happy that Apple took the time to resolve the performance issues in iOS over the last 10 months with iOS 12?

When we asked when other TV brands would get the app, Apple declined to comment beyond saying "it will come in the future". In addition, subscribers can watch and download shows and movies both online and offline - which makes the Apple TV app the first (and for now only) place where HBO subscribers can download movies and shows such as "Game of Thrones" for offline viewing. If these integrations truly are missing from the TV app on third-party devices, that's a key difference worth considering.


The new app will also have a stronger focus on family-friendly content, and customers can enjoy a new, dedicated "Kids" section, highlighting editorially handpicked shows and movies for kids of all ages.

By signing up for the "channels" directly in the Apple TV app, you'll be able to access and manage the services collectively with your account, eliminating the need to individually toggle these subscriptions.

iOS 12.3 features two additional service-related improvements: you can follow an Apple News+ magazine from the catalog browsing view, and Apple Music's For You tab now updates multiple times per day.

AirPlay 2 support for some Samsung smart TVs is also launching today.

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