How are App Updates being Handled

Scarpad

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Will they update automatically or will it be handled like updates on the Ipad/Iphone?
 

frankdogg

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I'm not sure how the updating process works. I initially had "auto updating" off, but turn it on last night and woke up to an updated "Watch ESPN" app.
 

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I'm not sure how the updating process works. I initially had "auto updating" off, but turn it on last night and woke up to an updated "Watch ESPN" app.
eh - yeah, that's exactly what I don't like (I know, I'm weird). I like to do the updating so I can know if they fixed a particular issue and/or know what has changed.
 
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TrueBlou

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Great question - I sort of like manual updates so I can read release notes, but I don't see an "Updates" tab anywhere. Did I miss it?
Go into settings and into the apps section and you can disable auto updates there.

Then when there's an update available you can do it from the apps page. The download icon changes to update.
 

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Go into settings and into the apps section and you can disable auto updates there.

Then when there's an update available you can do it from the apps page. The download icon changes to update.
For each app or is there a new tab that just shows apps that need updates?
 

TrueBlou

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For each app or is there a new tab that just shows apps that need updates?
According to the Apple user guide:

If Automatically Update Apps is disabled, you can select any app in the App Store to check if an update is available and manually update there.


Bit crap if you ask me, think I'll stick with Automatic Updates, it's easier.
 

turbineseaplane

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According to the Apple user guide:

If Automatically Update Apps is disabled, you can select any app in the App Store to check if an update is available and manually update there.
That's ridiculous. How can we have an "updates" tab on a tiny little phone but have no room for the same thing on a huge TV. What a joke.
 

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That it is. Hopefully it's one more of the (many) irritating little things they iron out in the os updates.

yeah it really seems like they didn't put a lot of thought into the device given the amount of time they had
 

TrueBlou

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yeah it really seems like they didn't put a lot of thought into the device given the amount of time they had
It's never easy, in fact it's impossible, to get everything right for the first release of software. But there are a few things in TvOS that I'm surprised didn't make the cut for the launch. Particularly, as you say, with the amount of time they had to refine it.
 

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yeah it really seems like they didn't put a lot of thought into the device given the amount of time they had
Wonder how much thought it takes to move the podcast app to the new one, if that is such a brain teaser i am not confident in the rest of the problems being fixed soon
 

TrueBlou

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Wonder how much thought it takes to move the podcast app to the new one, if that is such a brain teaser i am not confident in the rest of the problems being fixed soon
Well it'll likely be getting remade from the ground up, not that that's much of an excuse for it not being there at launch.