The tvOS 17.2 update is now available with redesigned TV app

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Apple TV tvOS 17.2 amend screen.Phil Nickinson / Digital Trends

It’s amend day in Apple land. And in accession to the new acidity that is iOS 17.2 for phones and tablets, and MacOS 14.2 Sonoma for, uh, Macs, we additionally accept tvOS 17.2 for Apple TV.

We’ve been active the beta clue for a little while now and already accept talked about updates to the aftereffect in the TV app, as able-bodied as new functionality for the Siri button on the alien control. And they’re still there, which is good.

That aboriginal bit absolutely is allotment of a beyond redesign of the TV app. It still mostly looks and feels the same, aloof with the sections now off to the side. It’s cleaner, admitting it will booty aloof a little bit of time to get acclimated to.

“The redesigned Apple TV app makes it easier than anytime for users to watch the shows, movies, and sports they adulation through an automatic interface that brings agreeable to the forefront,” Eddy Cue, Apple’s chief carnality admiral of services, said in a columnist release. “With so abundant accessible to watch, our aim is to ensure users consistently accept their favorites at their fingertips.”

The new aftereffect arresting in the TV app on Apple TV in the tvOS 17.2 developer beta.The new aftereffect arresting in the TV app on Apple TV is allotment of the tvOS 17.2 developer beta. Phil Nickinson / Digital Trends

The adapted app additionally extends to phones and tablets, abacus a new “home” area that Apple says is “a unified adviser for all the shows, movies, and sports admirers love.”

And that’s all true, provided that the account that’s actuality unified absolutely plays nice with what Apple is accomplishing here. In added words — you still won’t acquisition any Netflix content. But you will acquisition shows and movies and alive contest from abounding added services, and it absolutely is authoritative the TV app a must-have.

The amend additionally makes it accessible to about-face users on Apple TV. But there’s still a appealing acceptable adventitious you’ll absence that allotment because clashing with Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video, which serve up the advantage to change users afore you absolutely get into the app itself, you’ll accept to seek it out afore selecting whose shows and recommendations you’ll see. (I accept the aforementioned complaint with YouTube TV.)

The tvOS 17.2 amend is accessible now. Head to Settings, again System, to get it.

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