Apple releases iOS 12.3 about a month and a half after iOS 12.2 was released. This is the third major update of the mobile operating system and this update is mainly about the updated Apple TV app, which replaces the former Videos app.
The update to iOS 12.3 revolves around the updated Apple TV app, which was presented at the end of March together with the upcoming streaming service Apple TV + and is now available. The app includes a tool with which machine learning suggestions are made based on preferences and viewing history. In addition, there are separate components in the TV app for films and TV shows, for example, and there is a separate navigation bar at the bottom of the screen on iOS devices. Ultimately, the app will become the way to use the Apple TV + streaming service, which will be released in the fall of this year.
The app can mainly be used for films and content from the iTunes store, for which the Videos app and the iTunes Store app are no longer required. Further, it can be searched for TV programs, where users according iculture be referred to other applications in which the images can be found, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. Unlike other countries, there is no list available with all TV programs to watch.
In addition, iOS 12.3 includes support for TVs equipped with Airplay 2. Halfway through the year it follows that LG TVs from 2019 and certain Sony TVs, among others, will receive support. Since Monday, all smart TVs from Samsung from 2019 will receive an update for Airplay 2 and the new Apple TV app. A number of Samsung TVs from 2018 will also receive this update. Siri can now also be used to make suggestions for viewing content via AirPlay.
Apple reports that the updated TV app will be available from Monday for iPhones, iPads and Apple TV customers in more than a hundred countries, provided that users have implemented the ota updates for iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3. It is possible that the updates for this are not immediately available to everyone.
The updated TV app is also available for Macs from fall. Apple has also released macOS Mojave 10.14.5, which adds Airplay 2 support for smart TVs that can handle it. A few bugs have also been fixed.