Apple's 'TV' App Starts Showing Up for Users in the UK, France, and Germany

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    Apple's official TV app today started showing up for some fourth- and fifth-generation Apple TV owners in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany, almost a year after Apple originally announced the service in the U.S.

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    The TV app is billed as an easy way to watch your favorite movies and TV shows in a single place. It offers a unified experience for accessing TV shows and movies across multiple video apps, and aims to help users discover new TV and movie content by offering recommendations based on what they've previously watched. The service syncs content in the cloud so users can pick up where they left off on other devices via the accompanying iOS TV app, which has also been appearing on devices across the pond.

    More than 60 services are supported by the U.S. version of the TV app, but with the expansion to new countries, Apple is adding support for additional local content, such as ITV, Channel 5, and BBC iPlayer in the U.K.


    Apple's TV app has been available in the United States since December of 2016. In September, Apple released the Apple TV app in Canada and Australia, and announced that it would be bringing the app to France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, and the U.K. by the end of the year.

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    Given how bad Hulu's new UI is I totally rely on the TV app. Its such a great tool for finding and keeping up to date with shows I'm watching. Its just a real shame that Netflix won't participate. I reckon we should put together a petition and send it to Netflix lol
     
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    Still waiting for it to appear on mine. Hurry!
     
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    Me too.
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    Am I correct in thinking it replaces the Video app?
     
  6. WillyVelsen macrumors newbie

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    Damn apple always leaving behind the Netherlands.. no Apple News, No TV Shows on itunes, no TV App...

    I bet many countries have it worse but it still sucks..
     
  7. Glmnet1 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't own an ATV, is this local content available outside of the localities? Or does U.K. content stays in the U.K. and U.S. stays in the U.S.?
     
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    Both.
     
  10. joueboy macrumors 65816

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    It’s been over a year in the US and I never heard of this yet I got all the AppleTV except the 4K. The only app I use for my AppleTV from my iPhone is the Remote. :D
     
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    IF they get all major providers on-board then i think this could be a game changer.

    Its a big IF though as i cannot see Sky signing up to this anytime soon.
     
  12. JamesLeSmash macrumors newbie

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    Replaced the Video app on my iPhone here in the UK. Not seeing anything other than BBC, ITV & my5 currently.
    Is integration with Netflix, Prime Video etc only available through the tv app or should it be on iPhone too?
     
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    All4/ Channel 4 is the big one missing in the UK. Not sure why as they support iOS and you can Airplay to the AppleTV (it’s what I do when I’m watching the F1).
     
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    Did you have to turn your phone off or anything?
     
  15. JamesLeSmash macrumors newbie

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    I moved the Video app out of a folder and then it went grey for a few seconds, then, as if by magic, the TV app appeared in it's place...

    Edit: on normal Public Release iOS 11.2
     
  16. alexhardaker macrumors member

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    How are you getting this app on iPhone? Is there an update available?

    Never mind. I’ve seen your other reply
     
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    I love the TV app, just needs more providers integrating.
     
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    I think its just a case of being patient.

    Hopefully it will appear for the rest of us soon.
     
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    Im on beta 6 which was same as 11.2 final does that many any difference
     
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    I wouldn't have thought so.

    As long as you are on 11.2 or above you should be good to go.
     
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    Off topic: I accidentally didn’t allow amazon to get access to the TV App. How do i change it?
     
  24. angusmcfisher macrumors regular

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    Thanks, i took it out of the folder but nothing... guess its just a waiting game :)
     
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    Tyr to delete Videos App then re download form App Store, Videos App will download followed by the TV app.
     

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