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Review: ‘TV’ App

A few weeks ago in Apple’s tvOS 10.1 app, the company released a new app called “TV.” This app is supposed to be a lot like Netflix’s “Continue Watching” feature, but with iTunes, Netflix, and Hulu integrated all into it. Sounds pretty great, right?

The app has been out for a few weeks now and could use a lot of improvements. For starters, there is essentially no Netflix integration, which is a huge deal since there are 75 million Netflix users out there (they have more users than the population of Canada!). Needless to say that a lot of people are impacted by this. Although I will point out that you can have the “TV” app open the Netflix app for you, depending on what TV show or movie you are wanting to watch.

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However, the app does well in integrating apps like ABC and The CW and also does a good job with integrating Hulu, as well. HBO, Starz, and Showtime are also included in this app.

Video playback is just like it was on the Video app, just a different name is all.

Overall, I am still not very impressed with this app. It just does not offer a lot and I believe that Apple did over-advertise it. But in the end, it just does not offer a lot for most users, and with no Netflix support (yet), I’m giving it 2/4 stars. It gets half credit for having some sort of content available, but overall, it could be a lot better.

 

David Becker

Author: David Becker

Appleosophy Weekly

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