iOS 10.3 Beta 5 Showing TV App in Canada for Some Users

iOS 10.3 beta 5 was released yesterday, and for some beta testers, the TV app has started popping up on their devices.

iPhone in Canada reader @GeoffYzey19 said the TV app has appeared on his iPhone, while other Canadian users on Reddit, along with Joe Rossignol from MacRumors have similarly noted the app popping up on their iOS devices.

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The ‘Watch Now’ tab shows a landing page to “Get Video Apps”, while the ‘Search’ tab shows trending movies and TV shows.

The TV app, which is U.S.-only at the moment, replaces the Video app for iOS users. It essentially acts as “Everything you watch. All in one place,” according to Apple.

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Given complex broadcasting rights for various TV shows and movies in Canada, it’s unknown at this point how the TV app would function here, aside from possibly supporting single sign-on for those with cable TV subscriptions.

Earlier this year, Siri gained support to launch Netflix TV shows and movies in iOS 10, while the TV app had previously made an appearance in Canada back in late January.

Anyone else out there seeing the TV app in iOS 10.3 beta 5?

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  • Pembo

    Showed up for me but other than the movies purchased thru iTunes. Nothing else works.

  • When the TV app came out, I honestly wished that Apple had included it in Canada even just for pure iTunes support…. If you’ve got a lot of iTunes-purchased movies and TV shows, it’s a much better dashboard for accessing this stuff — especially on the Apple TV — than the existing “Movies” and “TV Shows” apps.

  • Nick

    Shows up for me and it’s totall garbage. Less than half of the videos on my phone show up now. Invisible buttons that randomly delete the content on my phone. It’s a beta it’s not reeeaaally a problem right now, but it’s beta 5, it should be farther along in development.

  • hayman

    The Apple TV iOS app is showing up for me after updating to 10.3 beta 5. Just showing all the movies and TV shows purchased from iTunes.

  • mxmgodin

    “Given complex broadcasting rights for various TV shows and movies in Canada, it’s unknown at this point how the TV app would function here, aside from possibly supporting single sign-on for those with cable TV subscriptions.”

    It could work very well. Many networks have their own streaming apps (CTV, City, Global, TMN/HBO, FX, etc. all have their “GO” streaming app). If Apple were to introduce TV app support in Canada, there’s nothing stopping them from implementing it. I mean, except for their own incompetence and stubbornness that prevents Canadian telcoms of actually making any progress in the tech side.

    They could all start by making tvOS app. There’s still so few of them available for the Apple TV right now.

  • trudge_mailman

    Can the News app please show up here? What restrictions are stopping them from rolling that out?

  • The issue with the news app is most likely a matter of getting Canadian news publications on board. The News app in the U.S. doesn’t primarily just scrape web sites and RSS feeds — a whole bunch of major U.S. sources actually publish their articles in a format that’s specifically designed for the News app.

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  • ….and after a restart today, TV app gone, Videos app back (complete with the “new app” blue dot by the name).

  • Mario Gaucher

    I had the tv app yesterday and this morning…
    And then today after a reboot, it disappeared and video app is back

  • Yearoftherat

    Same here…

  • jabohn

    It didn’t show up for me in beta 5 but it did in beta 6. Nothing would work though and when I tried to play a movie it gave an error about being in the wrong store and then the app disappeared.