How to Use TV App on iPhone and Apple TV [Complete Guide]

How to Use TV App on iPhone and Apple TV

TV app is primed to be a hot entertainment app. One of my favorite features of this brand new app for Apple TV and iPhone is the “Single Sign-On.” Based on your interest or viewing history, it also recommends TV shows and movies.

To help you get the best out of TV app, we have readied this complete guide. From letting you find apps, clean up content from apps to get rid of the viewing history, this tutorial has covered all the important aspects. Let’s navigate through it with me!

How to Use TV App on iPhone & Apple TV

Things to consider before we start;

  • The TV app has replaced Videos app in the US in iOS 10.2 or later. The videos you had stored in the Videos app will be automatically transferred to the TV app
  • UP Next shows the content you watched on your Apple TV running tvOS 10.2 or iPhone and iPad running iOS 10.1 or later. If all of your devices have been signed with the same Apple ID, Up Next will show the current content from your iDevices
  • In case you use TV app on multiple iDevices which have been signed with the same Apple ID, the adjustments to the setting will apply to all the devices

There are four tabs:

Store Tab: It lets you find and install apps which are compatible to work with TV app. It also allows you browse through the latest movies as well as TV shows.

Search Tab: Use Search tab in order to find TV shows as well as movies by cast or crew, title. Besides, it lets you find out the trending content. You can use Siri to add your favorite content to Up Next. (There is also an option to add the content to Up Next from the content’s main product page.)

Watch Now: Watch Now tab includes two sections. While the Up Next section consists of currents shows as well as movies, the other features suggestions for new content curated by Apple.

Library: Library tab keeps all of your purchased or rented shows and movies.

How to Find the Apps That Support TV App

In order to find the apps that support the TV app, open the TV app on your device and navigate to Store tab.

Following are the apps that currently support the TV app:

  • ABC
  • A&E
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet Go
  • Apple Music
  • CBS
  • Comedy Central
  • Cooking Channel
  • Crunchyroll
  • Curiosity Stream
  • CW
  • CW Seed
  • Discovery GO
  • DIY
  • Food Network
  • Hallmark
  • HGTV
  • History
  • Hulu
  • Investigative Discovery GO
  • Lifetime
  • MTV
  • MUBI
  • NBC
  • Science Discovery GO
  • SHOWTIME Anytime
  • Starz
  • TBS
  • TLC GO
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • Tribeca Shortlist
  • VH1

How to Turn off Viewing History in TV App on iPhone and Apple TV

No longer wish to display the viewing history in the TV app on your device? You can easily clean it up.

Step #1. On your iPhone or iPad, Launch Settings app → TV.

On Apple TV, open Settings → Apps → TV.

Step #2. Now, you can turn on/off “Up Next.”

From now onwards, the viewing history will no longer sync with other devices.

How to Remove Content from Apps in TV App on Apple TV and iPhone

Step #1. On your iDevice, Launch Settings app → TV.

On Apple TV, open Settings → Apps → TV.

Step #2. Next, you need to choose the app which content you want to clear off.

Step #3. Finally, select Remove or Remove and Clear Play History.

How to Clear Viewing History in TV App on Apple TV and iPhone

Step #1. On iPhone/iPad, launch Settings app → TV.

On Apple TV, open Settings → Apps → TV.

Step #2. Now, tap on Clear Play History.

That’s it! I find TV app very interesting and an ideal platform for great entertainment. What do you think of it? Share your views in the comments below.

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