Apple’s new TV app is now out on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV for everyone in the US. The app offers a central location for people to browse through movies and TV shows available to stream, both from apps they subscribe to and from their iTunes’ purchase history.
The TV app is a nice addition for the iPhone and iPad — it’s not like anyone was using that old Videos app — but it’s a much bigger deal on the Apple TV. The new TV app is essentially a brand-new interface for the system, giving you one app you can stay inside of while looking for something to watch.
Unfortunately, Apple’s TV app doesn’t include videos from all of the biggest services — Netflix is one particularly notable omission. Apple’s recently launched single sign-on feature doesn’t work with all services or providers either, so there are still a lot of kinks to be worked out before the TV app feels completely seamless.
The TV app is being released as part of iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1, both of which are now available. The iOS update also includes new emoji, so that’s fun.