With the launch of iOS 12.3 the new Apple TV app has arrived. Built into Apple TV is a new feature called Apple Channels. This service allows iOS and Apple TV users to subscribe to premium channels à la carte. Offerings include Showtime, HBO, CBS All Access and more.
The Apple TV app brings content from a wide variety of different networks and apps into one place. One of the highly touted features of the TV app is its coverage of live sports. Sports fans can now watch a variety of events directly on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using the TV app. The TV app helps keep track of upcoming games and provides live scores when available.
Apple's long-rumored streaming television service has come one step closer to reality, according to a report from Bloomberg. Unlike earlier efforts to create a 25-channel streaming TV service in 2015, Apple is expected to deliver new services through its TV app. The TV app already offers a central place to find content from various networks on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV.
Looking for live news on the Apple TV? Apple has added a dedicated news section to its TV app, which appears on tvOS as well as iOS devices. Owners of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch can easily access a variety of live news sources, streaming video and coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics. The TV app helps to consolidate content from a variety of third-party streaming apps.
Hulu fans can consolidate more streaming content thanks to a deal between Hulu and HBO. Subscribers to Hulu with any monthly plan can add Cinemax to their package for $9.99 or HBO for $14.99. This matches the pricing for HBO's stand alone HBO Now app, which brings all of the network's content to mobile devices.