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Apple releases iOS 12.3 with redesigned TV app

Apple releases iOS 12.3 with redesigned TV app Apple releases iOS 12.3 with redesigned TV app
Adrian Cunningham | 16 May, 2019, 00:02

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. While Apple TV+ isn't quite ready for its public release yet - that will have wait until for a few more months - the building block are in place with iOS 12.3.

Apple's new TV app is also rolling out via an update to tvOS (also numerated 12.3) on the company's Apple TV set top boxes.

Apple has announced that its new Apple TV app has arrived in more than 100 countries for its device owners, as well as for users who own select Samsung smart TVs.

A Watch Now section offers options for recommended movies and TV shows, based on your viewing history.

This isn't the launch of Apple's streaming TV service, Apple TV Plus, but more of a step toward that launch by introducing users to the new design ahead of the fall launch.

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With the iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3 software update, customers around the world can now subscribe to Apple TV channels within the Apple TV app.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. You'll also be able to easily find your favorite content across all devices.

Family Sharing enables up to six family members can share subscriptions to Apple TV channels using their Apple ID and password.

The news of this update comes ahead of the next big launch with Apple TV+ expected to begin broadcasting original and exclusive content later this year. The app is going to work with Samsung's Smart TV services such as Bixby and Universal Guide to provide users with a consistent experience on the platform. But at CES, several companies, including LG, Sony, and Vizio, told us that later this year they'd have the app, as well as support for AirPlay 2 and the Apple HomeKit, Apple's Siri-powered smart home system (think Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant).