Apple Events app is now part of Apple TV app

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The change comes just ahead of WWDC.
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Days before WWDC kicks off, Apple had shuttered its Apple Events app on tvOS, instead folding it into the Apple TV app, streamlining the process of finding and watching Monday’s keynote event.

The wording on the app confirms that, “Apple Events is now part of the Apple TV app.” Using the app, you can watch both current and past Apple special events.

The Apple Events app was introduced in early 2016, initially covering the original iPhone SE launch. It’s not yet clear whether folding the Events app into the basic Apple TV app reflects a shift in Apple’s app-focused approach to Apple TV. As MacRumors, which pointed out the change, notes, this also makes the stream available more easily to non-Apple devices with access to the Apple TV app, including many smart TVs.

WWDC kicks off Monday with a keynote set for 10 a.m. Pacific. The keynote will stream live on YouTube, Apple TV and Apple’s website.