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Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 12.3 update to its public beta testing group, one day after seeding the beta to developers and a few days after the launch of iOS 12.2, an update that brought Apple News+, among other features.

Beta testers who have joined Apple's beta testing program will receive the iOS 12.3 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on an iOS device. The update will become available right around 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time or 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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Those who want to download the new beta can do so after signing up for the beta program, which gives access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas.

iOS 12.3 brings the new TV app that Apple first introduced at its March 25 event. The TV app is an updated version of the original TV app, offering up TV shows, movies, sports, news, and more all in one easy-to-access spot.

The updated TV app has improved content recommendations available through a new "For You" section in the app, which will suggest shows and movies you'll like based on your past watched history.

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There's also a new feature called Channels. Channels are subscription services that you can sign up for and watch in the TV app without having to open up another app. Some of the new Channels include CBS All Access, Starz, Showtime, HBO, Nickelodeon, Mubi, The History Channel Vault, and Comedy Central Now. During the beta, users can subscribe to Showtime, Starz, Smithsonian, and Tastemade.

In the future, the TV app will also house Apple TV+, Apple's upcoming streaming service for its original TV shows and movies.

Article Link: Apple Seeds First Public Beta of iOS 12.3 With New TV App
 

Master Atrus

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Random question ... can you currently sign up for channels in this new Apple TV App? Or just use ones you've already signed up for?
 

adamw

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Always a good idea to get the bugs out, before a wide release to the general public, especially since the Apple TV app is going to be so widely distributed on almost all (non-Google OS) TVs and devices.
 

___joshuaturner

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I really like the idea of this. I wonder how long Netflix will hold out.

Very surprising to see Prime Video on here considering the rocky relationship between Amazon and Apple and only recently getting a Prime Video app for the Apple TV.

Plex support would also be really nice.
 
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Remy149

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I really like the idea of this. I wonder how long Netflix will hold out.

Very surprising to see Prime Video on here considering the rocky relationship between Amazon and Apple and only recently getting a Prime Video app for the Apple TV.

Plex support would also be really nice.
Apple is adding the app to amazon fire devices as well as has a first party store on amazon store
 

Donfor39

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Got the t.v. App seems nice and smart initial screen.
Th ink I'll purchase some 4K girl in the spiders Web this weekend.
Viewed repeat of hd hornets next, amazing series of movies and books.
 
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