The New Apple TV App Has Arrived

Sheri Evans
May 16, 2019

Today Apple is rolling out updates to all of its operating systems. iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3 are now going out to supported devices, packing in the new TV app that was announced at the company's March event.

We recently previewed 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.

The big deal with the new Apple TV app (right now, at least) is that you'll be able to subscribe to various channels right from within the Apple TV app, which theoretically should make things easier on everyone.

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Apple officials would not comment on the economics of the channels, but people familiar with the matter said Apple will take a cut of the subscription fees when customers use the Apple TV app to sign up for a channel.

The service is part of an Apple TV update that's rolling out today in more than 100 countries to iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV along with all 2019 Samsung smart TVs and select 2018 models.

This includes the largest collection of 4K HDR titles available to browse, buy, or rent. AirPlay 2 will enable users to play media content from their iPhone, iPad or Mac directly to their Samsung Smart TV. The new TV app is also now available on select Samsung smart TVs. Eligible Vizio, LG and Sony smart TVs are getting AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support later this year.

However, Apple has made a serious statement about its plans to get viewers switching to its Apple TV+ service.

Apple TV is pictured at an Apple Store in Los Angeles, California October 30, 2015.

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