Originally announced at Apple’s MacBook Pro event in late October, the TV app has made its first appearance in the second beta version of iOS 10.2. Interestingly, the app isn’t present in the second beta version of tvOS 10.1.
A unifying experience
The app will also be avaialble on the fourth-generation Apple TV
On the iOS app, there are four major sections – Library, Watch Now, Store, and Search.
As you could probably guess, the Library tab show all of your recently purchased TV shows and movies. Watch Now promises that users can continue to watch TV shows or movies or get recommendations for new content. The Store tab offers iTunes content and allow you to subscribe to popular streaming services or watch TV apps available with cable credentials and the single sign-on feature.
Finally, users can search for exactly the content they are looking for. The Search tab also shows trending movies and TV shows.
The app is definitely in beta form for now as I was unable to interact with the Watch Now section, and other AppAdvice editors also saw a number of error messages.
Apple said that the app will officially arrive on iOS and tvOS before the end of the year.