Published: Wed, May 15, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

On Apple TV (and other places)

On Apple TV (and other places)

Apple has started rolling out its TV app in over 100 countries that includes India, which would run across devices, including iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs and all of the Samsung smart TVs that are part of its 2019 line-up.

Through the redesigned app, viewers will be able to sign up for subscription services from HBO, Starz, Showtime and about two dozen more, via a new Channels gateway. After all, Apple is known to slow down older phones with its software updates.

Apple is letting up to six family members share subscriptions to Apple TV channels, and the company said that it is also allowing downloads of movies and TV shows for offline viewing.

Fully integrated into Samsung's Smart TV platform, users can simply select the Apple TV app icon to access all of their iTunes movies and TV show purchases and browse more than 100,000 iTunes movies and TV shows to buy or rent, including titles available in 4K HDR, in pristine picture quality.

There's been a huge boom in online movie and TV content over the past few years and Apple clearly wants to take a bite out of this ever-growing market.

If you were holding back on upgrading to iOS 12.3 thinking it could negatively affect the performance of your old iPhone or iPad, you can now upgrade to it without any worries.

Other new features include the Apple TV app gaining the ability to find nearby devices that will support it, and a patch that fixes "an issue that could prevent Apple TV Remote from pausing video, controlling video, or changing volume on supported receivers". However, before you can use Apple Pay, you'll have to head to Settings / iTunes & App Store, select your Apple ID email and than choose View Apple ID / Manage Payments / Add Payment Method.

AirPlay 2 support for some Samsung smart TVs is also launching today. See our disclosure policy for more details. According to the changelog, iOS 12.3 introduces AirPlay 2 support for the big screen.

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