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How to surf the world from your Apple TV

TV Maps

Instead of straining to plan your next road trip on your iPhone, you can now view maps on the big screen using your Apple TV. A new app called TV Maps is now available for $1.99 on the App Store and the experience is really cool. The app uses MapKit, the same backend used in Apple's own Maps app, and includes most of the same features.

TV Maps is in its first version and it does experience some minor issues like delays while loading map segments and some stuttering when using Flyover. This may be mostly a RAM issue, but either way it is a slight annoyance while using the app. For the most part, however, TV Maps runs smoothly on the Apple TV. Overall, for a first of its kind tvOS app, it works really well. The experience will feel right at home if you've used Maps for iPhone, iPad or the Mac.

10 tips to navigate Apple Maps like a pro

10 tips for using Apple Maps on iPhone.

Apple's native Maps app has been around for about three and a half years at this point, initially launching with iOS 6 in September of 2012. Unfortunately, when it first made its debut, most people were already using Google Maps and on top of that, Apple's Maps suffered some setbacks due to reported inaccuracies. It has quickly gained market share since its early woes, but it may still remain relatively unfamiliar to many iOS users.

Why are there no transit directions on my iPhone 4s?

Transit directions for select cities (Baltimore, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington in the U.S.) were added to Maps in iOS 9, but the feature is only supported by the iPhone 5 or later, both iPad Air models, the iPad mini 2 or later and the sixth-generation iPod touch. This means the iPhone 4s, iPad 2 and 3 or fifth-generation iPod touch will not give you a transit option in the Maps app.


How do I use maps offline on my iPhone?

Many times you will want to look at maps, but you're out in the middle of nowhere and don't have service. Although this feature isn't available for Apple Maps yet, you can save maps on Google Maps and look at them offline. To do this, look up your map in Google Maps, then type "ok map" in the search bar and hit search. This will give you an option to save the map to your places.

How to use maps offline on your iPhone.


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