The new Apple TV app, which brings together all the ways to watch TV into one app, is available starting today in over 100 countries across the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and select Samsung smart TVs.
With the iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3 software update, customers can subscribe to Apple TV channels within the Apple TV app — paying for only the ones they want — and watch on demand directly in the app. In the U.S., Apple TV channels include services such as HBO, Starz, SHOWTIME, Smithsonian Channel, EPIX, Tastemade and new services like MTV Hits, with more to be added over time around the world
Through Family Sharing, up to six family members can share subscriptions to Apple TV channels using just their Apple ID and password. Subscribers can watch and download shows and movies both online and offline, making the Apple TV app the first and only place where HBO subscribers can download movies and shows such as Game of Thrones for offline viewing.
Also starting today, users worldwide can enjoy personalized recommendations of shows and movies from more than 150 video apps and streaming services and over 100,000 iTunes movies and TV shows, including a large collection of 4K HDR titles available to browse, buy or rent — all within the new Apple TV app.
The Watch Now section features Up Next, where users can find and watch their favorites with activity synced across devices, as well as explore expertly curated collections based on a secure and comprehensive understanding of users’ viewing interests.
Customers can also enjoy a new, dedicated Kids section that highlights editorially handpicked shows and movies for kids of all ages, alongside the breakthrough Sports section that helps you find find games and receive notifications about favorite teams and leagues. Additionally, customers can find their purchased movies and shows from iTunes in the redesigned Library tab, now organized by Recently Added, Downloaded, Genres and more.