By Julie Clover
Apple updated the Apple TV app in tvOS 17.2 beta, making it easier to navigate and find content to watch. There is a dedicated sidebar that houses content from various apps and streaming services, including Apple TV+.
The sidebar has special sections for Search, Watch Now, Apple TV+, MLS Season Pass, Sports, Store, and Library.
In separate area “Channels and Applications”. Users can access content from certain streaming services that integrate with the TV app. Options include: ABC, CBS, Comedy Central, Hulu, ESPN, Discovery, Peacock, Prime Video and more.
Clicking on a channel like Hulu displays content and viewing recommendations for that service only .
The following hasn't changed in Watch Now, but Apple has added a new My TV section below the top tables, which features TV show suggestions from multiple networks as a replacement for the My Channels section. Watch Now doesn't have a dedicated Channels section, but the Store has added a Channels & Apps feature.
Apple has also made changes to Apple TV application on iPhone and iPad. The Store section no longer has separate tabs for movies and TV shows, everything is integrated into one.
Changes to Apple TV app comes after a report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said Apple would unveil a new design in December. Gurman's report says Apple will remove standalone iTunes Apple TV apps that are available for renting and purchasing TV shows and movies, but that hasn't happened yet.
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