If you’ve been waiting patiently for Apple’s redesigned TV app, which was revealed in March, today is your lucky day. The company is now distributing the updated application for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Samsung smart TV compatible, with a new look, the new function Channels and sections edited as “For You” and “Kids”. Apart from the renewed design, which focuses on offering wonderful images for movies and TV shows and a user interface that aims to help you shake less, the most important changes to the TV app are the addition of Channels ( not currently available in Italy) and the complete iTunes library.
Apple says there are over 100,000 movies and TV series on iTunes , including a large collection of HDR 4K content that you can rent or buy. Now all this will be reachable without having to leave his TV app. With Canali, meanwhile, Apple offers users the chance to sign up for a variety of premium networks directly from their TV application, including HBO, Showtime, Starz, Epix, Smithsonian Channel, Tastemade and, later this summer, CBS All- Access. While many of these services already have their apps on Apple TV, the advantage for channels is that Apple controls the whole aspect of your experience, from how you sign up to how content is presented visually.
Moreover, those who subscribe to the channels can download films and programs for offline viewing on the iPhone or iPad. According to Apple, Channel subscriptions work for up to six of your loved ones through family sharing , so everyone can have their own lists. And for the youngest, the new TV app also includes a section dedicated to children, which will present films and shows edited by the editorial team of Appl e.
Of course, as Apple revealed in January, the TV app will be available for the 2019 Samsung smart TVs (in addition to some 2018 models), along with the iTunes app and support for AirPlay 2. The only thing that won’t be in able to do is if, for example, you have connected Prime Video to your TV app, you will not be able to pause your Apple device and then resume watching on your Samsung smart TV. In addition to this, the rest of the features – Channels, For You, Kids and more – are all there. As for the Mac, don’t worry, Apple is still planning to bring the TV app to its laptops and desktops later this fall.