Apple established its redesigned Apple TV app, today giving users the capability to flow over 150 video solutions and join directly to stations such as HBO and Showtime.
The newest version of the app comes before the projected autumn launch of Apple TV+, the organization’s video-subscription service which will be hauled with first TV shows and films and will be accessible through the Apple TV app. The technology giant declared the plans in an event in March; it has not disclosed pricing or other details for Apple TV+ apart from teasing a ton of originals.
The brand new Apple TV app can be found across iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and pick Samsung smart TVs beginning Monday (May 13), in over 100 countries globally.
In the U.S., clients can join directly to stations in the Apple TV app. At launch, these comprise HBO (and Cinemax), Showtime, Starz, Smithsonian Channel, Epix, Tastemade, MTV Hits, PBS Living, Acorn TV, Sundance Today, Lifetime Movie Club, Urban Movie Channel, CuriosityStream and Comedy Central Now. Apple said it hopes to add later on.
The pricing of those streaming solutions through Apple TV stations is the same as throughout the providers’ standalone apps. HBO Now, as an instance, costs $14.99 a month through Apple’s App Store and Apple TV stations, and Showtime is $10.99 a month.
During Apple’s Family Snap feature up to six family members may discuss subscriptions to Apple TV stations using their Apple ID and password. Additionally, readers may download and see shows and films offline — making the Apple TV app the first (and for today just ) on-demand service to allow HBO readers download films and series like”Game of Thrones” for offline viewing. (Comcast does not allow users to download HBO VOD content for offline viewing nevertheless, Xfinity clients with cloud-based DVR service may download any HBO content they have listed for watching on the move.)
The Apple TV app also offers access to additional third-party services such as Hulu, CBS All Access, ESPN+, and Amazon Prime Video, together with the capacity to look for and navigate selections from these apps.
Conspicuously absent in the Apple TV app lineup is Netflix, whose execs have stated they’re not considering integrating with the Apple service. In a current press occasion, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings clarified that Netflix wants to control the user experience inside its own app.
The updated Apple TV app additionally offers personalized recommendations of TV shows and films from the third party video streaming solutions, in addition to over 100,000 iTunes films and TV shows.
The app’s Watch Currently section features Up, where consumers can see and find their favorite names with action synced across apparatus, in addition, to explore curated collections according to their screening pursuits (at a privacy-protected manner, Apple mentioned ). Additionally, the Apple TV app comes with a brand new, dedicated”Children” section, curated to showcase movies and shows for kids of all ages.
The new app can be obtained with all the iOS 12.3 and tv OS 12.3 releases and also will soon be accessible on Mac this fall. The Apple TV app offering Apple TV stations also can be obtained on all 2019 Samsung smart TVs and choose 2018 versions. Clients with pick Vizio, LG and Sony smart TVs are going to have the ability to use the Apple TV app with AirPlay two and HomeKit support after this year.