Finding what to watch gets easier in redesigned Apple TV app


Apple may simplify its TV app for users by the end of the year.
Apple may simplify its TV app for users by the end of the year.
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Finding what to watch with the Apple TV app is about to get easier. The newly released developer beta for tvOS 17.2 gives a preview of the new navigation users will soon see.

Apple TV+ and other content sources will surface in a sidebar list on the left side of app pages.

tvOS 17.2 developer beta gives first look at new Apple TV app navigation

The new dedicated sidebar navigation appears on the left side of app pages, including the main page. It looks like it will make it simpler for viewers to find content, an update Bloomberg reported on Tuesday as coming to the app by December.

The sidebar gives you options to click on. In order from top to bottom, they are Search, Watch Now, ‌Apple TV+‌, MLS Season Pass, Sports, Store and Library.

Under those, a new Channels and Apps section list other sources of streaming media that integrate with the Apple TV app. There you can click through to find content from ABC, [Amazon] Prime Video, CBS, Comedy Central, ESPN, Hulu and Peacock, among others.

Other changes include a new “My TV” section underneath top charts that provides viewing suggestions like the old “For You” section, which it replace, MacRumors said. And the App Store now includes a new Channels and Apps section and no longer separates out TV shows and movies, it puts them in one list.




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