The new revamped Apple TV app is launching today

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The new TV app is also now available on select Samsung smart TVs.

Through machine learning, the new app can predict what a viewer will want to watch next, based on a user's viewing preferences and history, allowing watching TV to fully be on the customer's terms.

The all-new Apple TV app is available today for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV customers in over 100 countries with iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3, and will be available on Mac this fall.

As part of the TV app, you'll also find a dedicated Kids section which highlights editorially handpicked shows and movies for children of all ages. HBO Now, for example, costs $14.99 per month via Apple's App Store and Apple TV channels. A show's past seasons, for example, might be available on Hulu, Netflix Inc or iTunes, while current episodes require cable or purchase, leaving customers juggling multiple remotes.

This includes popular services like Acorn and HBO. Apple said it plans to add more channels to the app "over time".

Subscribers to these services can watch and download shows and movies both online and offline plus up to six family members can share these subscriptions to Apple TV channels using just their Apple ID and password.

It was confirmed back at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 that the latest Samsung Smart TVs will get the new Apple TV app as well as support for AirPlay 2. Parents, desperate for family friendly content, will be elated to see a Kids section that serves up editorially selected titles, a practice that continues Apple's push of being the content curators which we first saw in Apple Music.

Unsurprisingly, the macOS Mojave 10.14.5 update follows in iOS 12.3's footsteps with support for sharing media content from your Mac to AirPlay 2-enabled smart TVs and by letting you follow a magazine from the Apple News+ catalog browsing view. The free download completely negates the need for an Apple TV box for many Samsung TV owners.

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