The brand new TV app is only available in the US, which is a bit disappointing considering that the Apple TV has officially launched in India. Apple describes the new app as a “unified experience for accessing your TV shows and movies across multiple video apps.”
If you’re on a US iTunes account and you upgrade to iOS 10.2, your regular “Videos” app will be replaced by the “TV” app.
The main features in the new app include:
- An Up Next feature that will let you continue watching shows and movies that you may have left unfinished
- Better recommendations using the “Watch Now” feature as well as better TV app recommendations.
- Access your entire video library, including purchases and rentals, from this app
Other updates include more intelligent face recognition in the Photos app, better organised “Memories”, a fix for the iPhone 7 Plus’ dual-camera software, new full-screen effects for Messages and more.
The Music app also gets a slight, but welcome visual tweak: The shuffle, repeat and lyrics buttons are now more prominently displayed when you swipe up in the Now Playing window.
There have been changes made to the News app, Mail, accessibility and the usual updates and bug fixes to myriad apps and features as well.
If you’re in India, you’ll only see the new emoji and minor updates to Photos, Music, Messages and Mail.
Click here for the full list of changes and here for the list of security updates.
All devices compatible with iOS 10 will be eligible for the upgrade.
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