Apple's new TV app is an important half-step to the future

The TV apps lets you discover movies and TV shows from all the multiple video apps you have on your devices. The app aggregates shows and movies from users' various subscriptions into one feed so that, for instance, Showtime's Homeland can site beside HBO's Game of Thrones.

The TV app will be available for free in the USA before the end of 2016.Also, not to bury the lede, but the Minecraft app will also be coming before the end of the year. CEO Tim Cook gave us a look at the new Apple TV app and at what he believes is in store for the future of television in general.

Apple has unveiled a new app for the Apple TV that it says offers a "unified TV experience". But it's a super important half-step, which finally allows the Apple TV to be a primary video browsing device, instead of just a place you go to watch specific things. For example, a viewer could ask Siri to launch a football game and Apple TV will show the game within the correct app. Siri on the Apple TV also is gaining an improved interface for displaying sports scores.

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Apple TV getting a slight overhaul in terms of the applications.

At a press event today, the company debuted TV, an app to simplify online viewing. According to Recode, Netflix, which was an early third-party supporter of search on the Siri Remote, will not be part of the guide, which leaves a rather large hole in the app at launch. With Minecraft appearing on the platform, could this signal that Apple are now looking to work with more devs to get appealing games on their Apple TV set top box?

It seems likely that we'll see another adaptation of Minecraft: Pocket Edition, the portable version of Minecraft featured in the App Store and Google Play. Called Live tune-in, it can find live news and sport based on a single voice command - taking users directly to the stream and relevant app once prompted. From there, a video ran through the various firsts that Apple had in its laptop lines' history, including the first wifi-enabled portable computer and first trackpad in a laptop. From Netflix's vantage point, it doesn't make a lot of sense to make it easier to mix and match its content with that of other providers.

  • Delia Davidson