Apple's iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3 updates will bring the revamped Apple TV app to all compatible devices along with support for AirPlay 2.As of now, the new Apple TV app only allows consumers to watch and rent movies in India.
There's also some new subscription services coming to the app with users in the United Kingdom getting access to StarzPlay and Smithsonian with Apple confirming more options will be coming over time. The advantage of signing up through the Apple TV app is that you can share your subscription with your Family Sharing circle and download content for offline viewing. Apple held a glitzy announcement for its TV streaming entry in March, but revealed few specifics or more than the briefest of clips of its original shows.
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.
The Apple TV app would be made available for MacBook users later this year. The update which is about 506MB in size is available now on your iPhone and iPad devices.
The app is available in over 100 countries, all you need is a device with iOS 12.3 or tvOS 12.3 installed.
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Apple TV is pictured at an Apple Store in Los Angeles, California October 30, 2015.
We recently previewed the new Apple TV app. With AirPlay 2-enabled Samsung Smart TVs, customers can now also effortlessly play videos and other content from their iPhone, iPad or Mac directly to their Samsung Smart TV.
Apple's Amazon Channels arrives with a fairly full lineup of more than 150 video apps including HBO, which was rumored to be on the fence about joining the service. The app will make recommendations based on a mix of curation by human editors and a viewer's watching habits.
This is all a predicate for the new Apple TV+ subscription service, which Apple previewed at an event this spring and will bring a host of exclusive content to the platform later this fall. Features like subscribing to channels and streaming services are only limited to the US.