Music Video Service Vevo Launches New Apple TV App

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Vevo today announced that it has brought its popular music video streaming service to the new Apple TV in a tailor-made native tvOS experience. Available to download right now, Vevo says that the app will act as "an extension of the company's product-driven strategy to deliver the best cross-platform music video and entertainment experience."


    Customized for the living room setting of the Apple TV, Vevo's app will let users seamlessly sync their music video favorites and playlists between the company's other applications, browse current trending videos, and specify searches through the service's back catalogue of genres and artists. The Spotlight section will let Vevo users stream a personally curated selection of videos on autoplay as a method of discovery for potentially finding new favorite songs.

    Those interested can download the new Vevo Apple TV app on the tvOS app store beginning today. The company also has an app for iOS devices. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Music Video Service Vevo Launches New Apple TV App
  2. machpost macrumors 6502


    Jan 28, 2010
    Washington, DC
    There was already a tvOS app that worked perfectly fine. I'm guessing that they've messed it up with this update, like they did with the iOS app.
  3. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    This article reads like there wasn't a Vevo tvOS app already.

    This is just an update for the existing app right? No need to re-download anything?
  4. tonyr6 macrumors 65816


    Oct 13, 2011
    Brooklyn NY
    I don't like Vevo anymore. I can't get it to play old videos just the new crap from today.
  5. 2457282 Suspended

    Dec 6, 2012
    Is that the beiber on the left? Why does he look like the girl on the right?;):p:D:eek:
  6. ayale99 macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2007
    Exactly. I want an "old" style MTV playlist to run classic music videos from the golden age of music video watching. Vevo only plays new stuff.
  7. adamjackson macrumors 65816

    Jul 9, 2008
    This looks like an American Apparel Ad. Who are these people?
  8. McScooby, Feb 11, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2016
  9. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    as horrible as their app now. it used to be so good and well organized. now all u got is those useless three tabs. i dont care about Spitlight or Favorites. All i want is a front page with all the latest videos and the top videos in one spot. now its as bad as Facebooks "Too News" crap with an algorithm no one understands

    usability sucks
  10. ipedro, Feb 12, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2016

    ipedro macrumors 68040


    Nov 30, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    Vevo has managed to make a more responsive and intuitive UI than Apple's own tvOS. This is fantastic!

    The tap to show controls, swipe and press to select an action or let go to dismiss, is not only intuitive but it's incredibly responsive. If used in tvOS, it would fix the accidental video scrubbing when picking up the remote on the wrong side. Touching the touch surface of the remote would only bring up the UI on screen. Actions would only be taken by pressing the button which is far less likely to result inadvertently. The Vevo app does this perfectly.

    The rest of the UI is big and bold, easily viewed from across the room as it should be on a tv. Everything is straightforward and easily understandable. No pulling menus out to find essential controls. It's all out in one simple screen.

    Well done Vevo. I hope that this is one thing Apple copies in future versions of tvOS and the Apple Music app for AppleTV.
  11. Serco macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2016
    Why can't I see the three channels of Vevo TV anymore? Can anyone still see Vevo TV?

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