After Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman reported that Apple was planning to revamp the TV app for Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, and Mac customers, we’re seeing the adjustments within the first beta of tvOS 17.2.
As you may see within the picture above and the opposite photos beneath, Apple has a brand new sidebar menu displaying all the things associated to Apple, reminiscent of TV+, MLS Season Move, Retailer, and Library, along with person’s channels and apps.
Curiously, to date, Apple hasn’t killed the iTunes Film app, which continues to be obtainable as a standalone app. On this new interface, you may choose what you wish to uncover by tapping the totally different sections on the sidebar menu.
When deciding on the Apple TV+ part, you’ll uncover all the things associated to Apple’s personal streaming service. For the Library, for instance, you’ll get all the films you might have bought and the identical filters as earlier than, reminiscent of “4K HDR,” genres, and extra.
What’s fascinating with this transformation is that you may now shortly entry channels and apps. Beforehand, I may discover TV reveals and films from third-party apps, however that is the primary time Apple has made it a lot simpler to find all the things I’m watching on HBO Max, for instance.
In addition to my Up Subsequent on HBO Max, I can even discover curated choices for TV reveals and films on this particular channel.
With tvOS 17.2, you continue to get an identical interface for the Retailer part on the Apple TV app. You will discover the High Films Chart, choices rated by style and purchases, and extra.
This variation on the Apple TV app is exactly what Gurman reported. He stated Apple wished to convey customers to the principle TV app as it could be the “customers’ go-to hub for streaming content material, in addition to an even bigger provider of programming itself.”
That stated, the journalist reported that this revamped app would have an identical design aesthetic because the one utilized by Netflix, which is partly correct, however I get it now that I’ve seen this new sidebar menu.
BGR will hold reporting on the brand new options obtainable with tvOS 17.2 as we study extra about them throughout this beta cycle.