Apple rolled out a revamped Apple TV app as part of its suite of latest software releases on Monday. The tvOS 17.2 replace features a new sidebar for the TV app, which is designed to higher showcase non-Apple TV Plus choices and let customers simply soar to different Apple content material like MLS Season Move. It additionally makes for a fast shortcut to apps like Disney Plus, Max, Prime Video, or Apple’s retailer, the place you should buy or hire digital titles to stream.
Previous to the replace, it was straightforward for reside sports activities and different streaming sources to get buried underneath Apple’s TV Plus unique programming. The brand new interface does extra to spotlight this third-party content material, which is a part of the tech large’s rumored plan to make the Apple TV app a streaming hub for everything, not simply Apple TV Plus.
One other change is for Apple’s iTunes apps, which is able to now counsel buying on Apple TV’s storefront at any time when customers attempt to buy a movie or TV present. Beginning Monday, the iTunes Retailer app for iPad and iPhone will level you towards the Apple TV iOS app. If you happen to attempt to use the iTunes TV Exhibits or iTunes Motion pictures apps on their Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD streaming gadgets, you’ll be directed to the Apple TV app’s retailer.
The Retailer tab now serves as a one-stop store for video on-demand within the Apple TV app, permitting customers to hire or buy movies and exhibits, in addition to sign-up for third-party streaming companies. From the library part within the app, customers can discover all their bought motion pictures and exhibits.
The brand new Apple TV app additionally features a House part, which serves as form of a homepage for the entire issues you possibly can watch within the app. Customers can flick through collections like New Exhibits & Motion pictures, High Charts, Trending, and For You, a collection of exhibits and movies tailor-made to every consumer.