Published: Tue, May 14, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

The new revamped Apple TV app is launching today

The new revamped Apple TV app is launching today

The TV app gives users access to all their existing iTunes content, as well as all the ability to buy and rent all the movies and TV shows now in the catalog.

And today, the tech giant is launching its all-new Apple TV app, which brings together the different ways to discover and watch shows, movies, and more in one app.

Customers will be able to subscribe to an impressive lineup of Apple TV channels all within the app and only pay for the ones they want.

Additionally, through 'Family Sharing, ' up to six family members can share subscriptions to Apple TV channels using just their Apple ID and password. While the presence of channels, iTunes content, and the forthcoming Apple TV+ are no surprise, what's missing is any reference to the other content now offered by the app on tvOS and iOS. With this software update, Samsung customers can now enjoy all of their Apple TV channels, as well as iTunes movies and television shows, right on their Samsung TV.

I suspected this might be true following Apple's original announcement of the new TV app, since these existing integrations rely on frameworks inherent to both iOS and tvOS themselves. The new app will include Apple TV+ streaming service once it goes live.

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This includes the largest collection of 4K HDR titles available to browse, buy, or rent.

The upgraded Apple TV app also provides personalized recommendations of TV shows and movies from the third-party video streaming services, as well as more than 100,000 iTunes movies and TV shows. Apple notes that Apple TV will be the "first and only place" where HBO subscribers can download movies and shows such as the about-to-conclude Game of Thrones.

Initially, the app will be available on Apple devices plus 2019 Samsung Electronics Co Ltd smart TVs and some 2018 models.

Apple has also announced that the Apple TV's new app will be coming to Samsung, Vizio, LG, and Sony TVs.

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