tvOS 10.1 update brings Apple’s TV app to the living room

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The TV app is set to go public in December.
Apple's new TV experience is here.
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Apple TV owners can finally start using the new TV app that Apple unveiled at a keynote in October.

Apple released tvOS 10.1 to the public this morning, giving users their first taste of the grand TV-watching experience Cupertino hopes to create by wrangling all your favorite video content into one app.

You can download tvOS 10.1 to your Apple TV by going to the Settings app. Then go t o System >> Software updates >> Update software. The new TV app can also be used on iPhone and iPad by updating to iOS 10.2, which was also released today.

Changing TV

TV fans can binge on all their shows in one place with Apple’s new TV app, which simplifies the experience. With the new single sign-on feature, you can quickly access your subscribed content on all your devices. (Here’s how to set up single sign-on for Apple TV and iOS devices.)

The new TV app has a Watch Now tab with recommendations of shows and movies to watch on different streaming services. The Library tab keeps track of everything you’ve purchased or rented.

Because all the content inside the TV app is pulled from your other apps, you can watch everything that appears instantly. Siri integration allows you to control Apple’s new TV app with voice commands. You can issue orders like “Show me The Sopranos,” and Tony and the gang will instantly be transported into your living room.

Unfortunately, the TV app doesn’t work with Netflix or Amazon Prime Video yet, but other than that it has pretty much everything.