Apple TV (software)

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A component of tvOS and iOS
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The "Store" menu in the Apple TV app in iOS 11, running on an iPad Air 2
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TV (officially known as the Apple TV app,[1] or just the TV app[1][2][3][4]) is a media player app developed by Apple Inc., exclusive to the namesake Apple TV microconsole and devices running iOS.[2] It provides a listing of television shows available on video on demand applications from national broadcast networks.[5] It also serves as a media player for television shows and films purchased in the iTunes Store, replacing the "Videos" application on earlier versions of iOS.[6][7] The app was first introduced in the United States, preinstalled on tvOS 10.1 and iOS 10.2 on December 12, 2016. It was later introduced in Australia and Canada in tvOS 11 and iOS 11, on September 19, 2017.

Features[edit]

The app contains five sections which are: Watch Now, Sports, Library, Store and Search.[8][9]

  • Watch Now – Displays top recommendations for movies, television shows, and other suggestions. The section also allows the user to browse for new shows from a rotation of curated lists and the most popular television shows and movies. The user can also browse television shows or movies by category.[10][11] When a video is selected from the Watch Now section the user is sent to the app which is the source of the content.[11]
  • Sports – Displays live and upcoming sporting events.
  • Library – Allows the user to view movies and television shows purchased through iTunes. The layout is similar to the one with Apple Music in iOS 10.[11]
  • Store – Allows the user to find apps that allow the user to see more content in the Watch Now section.[10][11]
  • Search – Allows the user to search for television shows and movies.[8] There are trending movies and television shows lists displayed on the Search section.[11]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Ref.
 United States December 12, 2016 [12][13]
 Australia September 19, 2017 [14]
 Canada
 Norway October 31, 2017 [15]
 Sweden
 France December 8, 2017 [16]
 Germany
 United Kingdom
 Brazil March 30, 2018 [17]
 Mexico

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Apple, Inc. staff (September 2017). "TV App - Apple". Apple. Apple, Inc. Archived from the original on October 7, 2017. Retrieved October 7, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Apple, Inc. staff (October 27, 2016). "Apple unveils new TV app for Apple TV, iPhone and iPad". Apple US. Apple, Inc. Archived from the original on April 29, 2017. Retrieved October 10, 2017. 
  3. ^ Apple, Inc. staff (September 12, 2017). "Apple TV 4K brings home the magic of cinema with 4K and HDR - Apple". Apple US. Apple, Inc. Archived from the original on September 12, 2017. Retrieved October 10, 2017. 
  4. ^ Apple, Inc. staff (September 22, 2017). "Use the TV app on your Apple TV 4K, Apple TV (4th generation), iPhone, and iPad - Apple Support". Apple. Apple, Inc. Archived from the original on October 15, 2017. Retrieved October 15, 2017. 
  5. ^ Katzmaier, David (October 28, 2016). "3 ways Apple's new TV app will change the viewing experience on Apple TV". CNET. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on October 6, 2017. Retrieved October 6, 2017. 
  6. ^ Hall, Zac (December 12, 2016). "Apple releases iOS 10.2 w/ new emoji, Messages effects, US-only TV app, wallpapers, more". 9to5Mac. Archived from the original on October 6, 2017. Retrieved October 6, 2017. 
  7. ^ Cunningham, Andrew (December 13, 2016). "iOS 10.2 includes new emoji, the TV app, and a big pile of other tweaks". Ars Technica. Condé Nast Inc. Archived from the original on October 6, 2017. Retrieved October 6, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b Dirks, Brent (November 7, 2016). "Apple's TV App Arrives in iOS 10.2 Beta 2". AppAdvice. AppAdvice LLC. Archived from the original on October 6, 2017. Retrieved October 6, 2017. 
  9. ^ Viticci, Federico (December 13, 2016). "Apple Releases iOS 10.2 with new Emoji, TV App, and More". MacStories. Federico Viticci & Friends. Archived from the original on October 6, 2017. Retrieved October 6, 2017. 
  10. ^ a b Martin, Taylor (November 22, 2016). "6 tips for getting started with the TV app". CNET. Condé Nast Inc. Archived from the original on October 6, 2017. Retrieved October 6, 2017. 
  11. ^ a b c d e Christoffel, Ryan (December 13, 2016). "TV App Review". MacStories. Federico Viticci & Friends. Archived from the original on October 6, 2017. Retrieved October 6, 2017. 
  12. ^ Orellana, Vanessa Hand (December 12, 2016). "iOS 10.2: Here are all the new features". CNET. Condé Nast Inc. Archived from the original on October 6, 2017. Retrieved October 6, 2017. 
  13. ^ Dirks, Brent (December 9, 2016). "The TV App Just Hit the iOS App Store - But There's a Catch". AppAdvice. AppAdvice LLC. Archived from the original on October 6, 2017. Retrieved October 6, 2017. 
  14. ^ Moon, Mariella (September 19, 2017). "Apple slowly lets its 'TV' streaming app expand beyond the US". Engadget. Oath Inc. (Verizon Communications). Archived from the original on October 6, 2017. Retrieved October 6, 2017. 
  15. ^ Apple Releases First Beta of iOS 11.2 for Developers [Updated]
  16. ^ TV App launches in UK, France, Germany (first look screenshots & video)
  17. ^ iOS 11.3 now available: Here are the best features

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