November 30, 2023

Apple’s TV app may quickly get a significant revamp. Based on Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman, Apple will redesign its TV app “in a step towards consolidating the corporate’s numerous video choices later this yr.”

The journalist believes this replace may possible include tvOS 17.2, which is anticipated to be launched in December. The TV app was first launched in 2016 and, over time, aggregated content material from iTunes, Apple TV+, stay sports activities, and third-party choices.

Now, on this main overhaul, Apple will discontinue sure devoted apps on the Apple TV, similar to iTunes Motion pictures, which lets customers uncover new films after which purchase or hire them, and likewise take away the film and TV present sections from the iTunes Retailer app on iPhone and iPad.

Gurman says that the corporate desires to deliver customers to the primary TV app as it will likely be the “customers’ go-to hub for streaming content material, in addition to an even bigger provider of programming itself.” The journalist studies that this revamped app on the Apple TV field can have an identical design aesthetic because the one utilized by Netflix.

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With a brand new aspect panel on the left aspect, customers can navigate between video classes. This app can even be accessible on good TVs produced by different corporations and on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

The journalist additionally teases that tvOS 17.2 isn’t the one replace Apple is engaged on, as internally, the corporate is already testing iOS 17.3 and iOS 17.4 for a 2024 launch. Though it’s unclear what these builds may function, Cupertino is probably going engaged on delayed options and different enhancements that it nonetheless must announce to all customers.

That mentioned, we count on Apple to unveil iOS 17.1 as we speak, with the primary betas of iOS 17.2 arriving this week or the next one at most.