Apple TV app rolled out in 100 countries including India

MUMBAI: The all-new Apple TV app, which brings together all the ways to watch TV into one app, is available starting today in over 100 countries including India across iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and select Samsung smart TVs.

The Apple TV app brings together favorite shows and movies from Apple TV channels, iTunes and over 150 video apps. With the free 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 — paying for only the ones they want — and watch on demand directly in the app.

In the US, Apple TV channels include popular 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.

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.

In a statement, Apple also stated that users worldwide can enjoy personalised recommendations of shows and movies from more than 150 video apps and streaming services and over 100,000 iTunes movies and TV shows, including the largest 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 quickly find and watch their favourites with activity synced across devices, as well as explore expertly curated collections based on a secure and comprehensive understanding of users’ viewing interests.

The Apple TV app also features a new, dedicated Kids section, which is thoughtfully curated and showcases editorially handpicked shows and movies for kids of all ages.

Customers can also enjoy a new, dedicated Kids section, highlighting editorially handpicked shows and movies for kids of all ages, alongside the breakthrough Sports section that makes it easy to find games and receive notifications about favourite teams and leagues. Additionally, customers can find their purchased movies and shows from iTunes in the redesigned Library tab, now organised by Recently Added, Downloaded, Genres and more.

Apple TV+, Apple’s original video subscription service, will be available in the Apple TV app.

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