Apple has just issued the expected video features that were unveiled by the company back in March: the new variants of its iOS, macOS, watchOS and also tvOS operating systems for iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs, Apple Watches and Macs. More exactly, Apple rolled out iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3, macOS 10.14.5, watchOS 5.2.1 updates. The new versions also come with bug fixes, performance enhancements, and other tweaks.
Just as planned, AirPlay 2 and Apple TV app back-up have also been revealed to supporting Samsung TVs, with the company claiming to work on launching support for LG, Sony smart TVs, and VIZIO sometime at the end of this year.
Apple TV app and Channels Option
The main piece of two of the updates, iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3, is the revamped Apple TV app, which is now accessible in 100 countries, comes with an enhanced interface, a new Channels option, a children’s label, and more.
The ‘Channels’ feature is a brand new and simple way to subscribe to material from networks such as HBO, Showtime and so on via the Apple TV app and Apple’s personal billing structure. This new feature lets you play the content in the TV application via Apple’s system, and not asking you to install and watch through a third-party app.
Another main change is the enabled access to the iTunes library straight from the TV app. Prior to this change, you’d have to buy the TV episodes and films in the iTunes app, but roll them on the TV app. You can share your subscription with up to six people through Family Sharing, and also find new customized recommendation elements in the application.
iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3, macOS 10.14.5, watchOS 5.2.1, launched by Apple
This version is by far the broadest among the four as it annexes the brand new TV app and Channels option, also AirPlay 2 support for aiming the Samsung smart TVs they now assist.
Apple’s statement for this update claim that the users have the ability to see a journal from the Apple News+ index scanning view and Apple Music will provide more regular customized recommendations. The company has also discussed the column advising of the children’s area in the Apple TV app.
Some of the glitch fixes include a solving for a non-responsive Apple TV remote, an address to a Wi-Fi call drops, also a fix for a problem where song info might not appear in a car’s display in spite of the iPhone being connected.
The tvOS 12.3 came together with an Apple TV software update, 7.3 version, for not so recent Apple TV products.
This specific update comes with support for AirPlay 2 and has a main focal point on bug solving and performance enhancements. macOS Mojave 10.14.5 update lowers audio response time on 2018 MacBook Pro and solves a problem with OmniOutliner also with OmniPlan.
This watchOs 5.2.1 update is the very first one following the one that brought support for the second-generation of AirPods. The enhancement brings forth bug fixes which addressed a problem where the numbers on the Explorer display would not show, also the ECG app and unusual heart rhythm notifications to its users from Slovakia, Iceland, Poland, Croatia, and the Czech Republic.
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