Where's Apple's Videos app on the App Store?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by nutmac, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. nutmac, Dec 13, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2016

    nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    After upgrading my iPhone to iOS 10.2, I lost the Videos app.

    I don't love TV apps or anything, but I suppose I will get use to it. But the problem is, iTunes for Mac refuses to sync offline videos to iPhone.

    I get "iTunes cannot sync movies or TV shows to the iPhone <my phone's name> because the Videos app is not installed." error. It further states "You must download the Videos app from the App Store on your iPhone in order to sync movies or TV shows."

    That is all fine and good, but iOS App Store (at least in the US) does not list Videos app.

    Does anyone have a link?
    --- Post Merged, Dec 13, 2016 ---
    Thanks to App Shopper, I found the link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/videos/id1108188158?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo=4

    EDIT 2: Crap, the Cloud icon for downloading the app is grayed out.
  2. ajiuo macrumors 65816

    Apr 9, 2011
    Wow... I thought they would leave the video app as an option... looks like homesharing has just been illuminated for iOS devices :/
  3. alex.houston macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2016
    Check your mac for software updates. You probably need updated iTunes on mac for syncing to work.
  4. nutmac thread starter macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    I am running the very latest released few hours ago. Even rebooted the Mac just to make sure.
  5. nutmac, Dec 13, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2017

    nutmac thread starter macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    So I found a workaround, at least for US.
    1. Open App Store on the iOS device.
    2. Under Featured page, scroll to the bottom.
    3. Click Apple ID button the very bottom.
    4. Click View Apple ID
    5. Click Country/Region.
    6. Click Change Country or Region.
    7. Change from United States to Canada.
    8. Click Next.
    9. Click Agree.
    10. Click Cancel few time to cancel out the process.
    11. Go back to Home screen. Note that TV app is now Videos app and you will be able to sync again.
    Doing so will change your App Store region to Canada. So after syncing, you will probably want to change it back to United States. Do get TV app back, repeat the steps but change Canada to United States.
  6. msephton macrumors 6502


    Jan 6, 2004
    Cornwall, UK
    My videos app had disappeared, and I'm in the UK. I downloaded it again from the app store and it was almost too quick. My videos were still there when it was reactivated. Cheers
  7. Craiguyver macrumors member


    Jan 26, 2013
    Minnesota, USA

    Thank you! Fixed my problems! It's totally ridiculous that we have to do this just to sync local videos but I guess that's the Apple world we live in now.
  8. matt2053 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2012
    The new TV app works for local video files and it also works with Home Sharing.
  9. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2006
    Columbia, SC

    Worked perfectly! Thank you! I can now stream to my iPad from computer.
  10. K4LK macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2009
    This won't work for me. IT claims I have one incomplete pass, have to cancel iTunes Match and cancel Apple Music membership. I am running the latest macOS Sierra 10.12.3 beta, the latest iOS 10.2.1 beta and the latest iTunes that claims to support the TV app. Cannot put movies on my iPad pro.
  11. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2006
    Columbia, SC
    ...and when I received an update app notice - I had to change regions again and that useless TV app returned.
  12. FireCapt macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2014
    thanks for the help.
    Apple didn't think about people that save their own videos it seems.
  13. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    I have zero issue using the TV app for my downloaded movies and home videos.
  14. cwosigns macrumors 68000


    Jul 8, 2008
    They removed the autoplay feature for purchased content. The tv app plays one episode then stops. Worked fine in the Videos app.

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