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Earlier today, Apple released its redesigned TV app through updates for iOS and tvOS. Apple also released updates for macOS, HomePod, and watchOS. Here’s everything you need to know about these updates.
“The all-new Apple TV app, which brings together all the ways to watch TV into one app, is available starting today in over 100 countries across iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and select Samsung smart TVs,” Apple said in a press release this morning. “With the free iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3 software update, customers around the world can now subscribe to Apple TV channels within the Apple TV app — paying for only the ones they want — and watch on demand directly in the app.”
Apple announced the redesigned TV app alongside Apple TV Plus, Apple News Plus, and Apple TV Channels during their March event this year. Apple expected to launch the redesigned app sometime in May, and we have now officially received that update.
As far as the updates go, the pièce de résistance is the release of the updated TV app. iOS 12.3 for iPad and iPhone bring support for AirPlay 2-enabled TVs, and the usual bug fixes and improvements. iOS 12.3 also features some updates in the Wallet app, gearing up for Apple Card this summer.
Apple issued an update to HomePod that fixes enterprise network login issues.
tvOS 12.3 brings Apple TV Channels and the redesigned TV app. Apple also issued an update for 3rd generation Apple TV owners with Apple TV Channels support.
watchOS 5.2.1 mainly brings bug fixes to all models besides the original Series 0 model.
macOS 10.14.5 brings bug fixes and feature additions including AirPlay 2 support for sharing videos, photos, music and more from a Mac directly to your AirPlay 2-enabled smart TV. Additionally, you can follow a magazine from the Apple News+ catalog browsing view. There is also improved audio latency on 2018 MacBook Pro models.
These updates are available now.