Apple just installed the TV app on my iPhone.

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by EugW, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. EugW macrumors 603

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    I didn't ask for it. In fact, I didn't even install iOS 11 today. I've been running the GM since last week.

    However, I just noticed Apple pushed out the TV app to my phone. That happened earlier to my Apple TV, but I didn't know phones would get it automatically too.

    BTW, the first time they tried to install it, it failed. I had to restart the install.

    I'm in Canada.
     
  2. EugW thread starter macrumors 603

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    Other people aren’t getting this?
     
  3. simonmet macrumors 68020

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    It’s the new Videos app. You have to either take it or downgrade to iOS 10.

    (Just got it too in Australia).
     
  4. EugW thread starter macrumors 603

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    I was curious though why I didn’t get it with iOS 11. It came separately.
     
  5. daflake macrumors 6502a

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    Got mine with the install. Not sure why yours was different.
     
  6. simonmet macrumors 68020

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    Probably because the new site or licensing deals weren’t available until iOS 11 release.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 20, 2017 ---
    We were on the Public Beta Program.
     
  7. daflake macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, well that would make sense.
     
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  9. EugW thread starter macrumors 603

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    I didn’t say I wanted it deleted. I just said it got pushed to the phone long after I installed iOS 11 and was curious why.

    But yes, you can delete it if you want.

    Ah, that makes sense.

    Seems a bit strange though since this app got no developer or public beta testing here then.

    Yes. I’ve had this version of iOS 11 over a week, and older versions of iOS 11 over a month.
     
  10. simonmet macrumors 68020

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    The app has been available in US for a year so they have plenty of active users.
     
  11. EugW thread starter macrumors 603

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    Ok. I wasn’t aware of that.
     
  12. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    I got an update on the App Store for it, but i didn't install.
    Have you got auto-updates turned on??
     
  13. EugW thread starter macrumors 603

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    Nope.

    However, I did have automatic App downloads turned on. Same for Music and Books & Audiobooks. I've since turned all of that off.
     
  14. jbizzybeetle macrumors 6502a

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    I like the look of it. will see how works without a “TV provider”.
     
  15. Bazza1 macrumors member

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    Some seem to have TV installed with iOS 11, some not, and some get it later. Consistency is somewhat missing in this 'upgrade'. And we won't even discuss why the icon looks different than every other built-in Apple app...

    Meanwhile, if you don't get the app and you want access to your videos (duh), if you go to the App Store > Search > Videos, you will find Apple's own Videos - it looks like the one on iOS 10.x. Download that.
     
  16. cduff macrumors member

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    I haven't gotten the new TV app as of yet - not sure why as it is installed on my iPad.

    You are 100% correct with that statement.
     

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