Canadians finally get their hands on Apple’s TV iOS app, which last year was exclusively available to Americans. The TV iOS app essentially makes viewing media across various platforms and content providers easily, replacing the former Videos app. All you have to do is update your Apple TV 4 to tvOS 11.
The TV iOS app opens with a splash screen, to let you know “the Videos app is now TV. Easily keep up with TV shows and discover new movies.”
The Watch Now tab includes an intro video, highlighting the TV iOS app:
The Store and Search tabs will show what shows and movies are available, while the latter also shows trending titles as well:
When you want to view a TV show, you will be prompted to download the respective provider’s iOS app to continue:
The TV iOS app is also available on Apple TV and iPad. Here’s what it looks like on Apple TV:
The TV app takes front and centre on your Apple TV:
Watch Now tells you what to view “Up Next”:
There are various categories, such as En Français, TV Shows, Kids and Collections. It really makes for an easy way to view all sorts of different shows within one app:
These are the apps supported by the TV app:
How are you liking the TV iOS app so far?
Update Sept. 20/17: Try the following update if the TV iOS app isn’t showing for you–log out of the Canadian App Store on your device, then login to the U.S. App Store (click here to create a U.S. iTunes account)–TV iOS app will install–then log back into your Canadian account.
@iPhoneinCanada to force TV app OTA from Videos, Logout CDN AppStore, Login US AppStore, TV will OTA, & then Log back into CDN.
— fddc (@fddc) September 20, 2017