TV app (UK) - how is it supposed to work?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by MrMister111, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. MrMister111, Jan 3, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2018

    MrMister111 macrumors 68020

    Jan 28, 2009
    Recently in UK we now have the TV app on our iOS and Apple TV devices. But can someone tell me how its supposed to work?

    At the moment if I click on a program, all it does is open up the App Store for where that program is, ITV hub, Amazon prime, and then you click open if its installed and play for there. Is this correct? Am I missing th point?

    Also for Amazon Prme video, I already had it installed and playing fine. It had a link to "The Grand Tour" in the TV app so I clicked on it, and it opened App Store and had a download button on? I already had Amazon Prime video installed. I quit all and checked, yes I had it already installed.

    Tried same process again, and wanted me to download Amazon video again, log in etc, and I then checked and I have 2 Amazon Prime video apps? what is going on?

    I thought it would go long these lines... have Amazon Prime, ITV,hub, BBC iPlayer all integrated into the TV app, so I press a program in the TV app and then I can watch from the TV app, and it remembers place etc.

    So is the TV app just a front to click through for programs? What if you downloaded some shows from non-tunes places, Amazon Prime, Netflix, ITV hub etc, do these show up in TV app?

  2. Laowai184 macrumors member


    Mar 17, 2015
    As I understand it, it's a one-stop portal to your content, whether it be from Amazon Prime, iTunes, ITV Hub etc (but not Netflix, that doesn't integrate with the TV app). If you have those individual apps installed, it should just click through to that app and the relevant video. It's good for those who have a certain few shows they like to keep up with, and don't want to search through each app for them, I guess.

    I recently had a trial of Amazon Prime and the TV app worked well for that; it kept The Grand Tour on the app's front page, so I could just click straight through to the next episode when I wanted to. However, after cancelling my trial (didn't like Amazon's crappy delivery service, but that's a different story), Prime is still present inside my TV app; I can't see a way to remove sources. I haven't tried clicking The Grand Tour to see what happens, but I guess it'd take me to a download page for that app..?

    I wish Netflix would integrate with it, as I use that pretty much 100% now. Because of this, I use the TV app less often now; I don't have much of a library in iTunes (I have my own content on a Time Capsule which I access using Infuse).

    As for your Amazon issue, I'm not sure why it would do that, maybe the Amazon app hasn't registered properly? If so, I don't know how to deal with that. Like I say, the app doesn't seem to have a facility for editing sources.

    Sorry for rambling, I hope you can find a clear solution for this!
  3. steve23094 macrumors 68000


    Apr 23, 2013
    I too have seen the duplicate copies of Prime. I just deleted one and there seems to be no harm come of it.

    I'm guessing it's a bug.

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