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Apple releases Beta version of its TV App: Report

A recent report confirms that Apple has started rolling out its new Apple TV app today onwards. Apple TV app was earlier announced on Monday to Apple beta testers, the report added.

With the new Beta update in hand, beta testers can now test new features including subscribing to HBO, Starz, AcornTV, Britbox, CuriosityStream, MTV Hits, Shudder, and more from the Apple TV app.

There have been reports that the Beta version of the Apple TV app has been made available to only beta testers and everyone else won’t receive the app until May 2019. So at present, only the users involved in the beta testers program can run and test the latest app from Apple over iOS devices including Apple TV, as per reports.

Local sources say that the updates that Apple has released today will only let Beta testers subscribe to four streaming services which are Showtime, Starz, the Smithsonian Channel, and Tastemade. Apple will add more services to the App in the coming days, the sources added.

Apple besides releasing the Beta of its new Apple TV App also announced that it would make the new app available over third-party devices including Samsung, Vizio, LG, and Sony TVs. Reports of the app hitting to Roku and the Fire TV have also been confirmed.  But there had been no information regarding when will the Apple TV app hit the said devices.

Apple, in one of the statements conveyed that the new Apple TV app will come with a new Kid section. In kid sections, one can find kid-friendly content across multiple streaming services.

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Sean Mendis

Sean Mendis

Sean Mendis is a reporter for MR Time. After graduating from the University of Tennessee, Sean got an internship at a morning radio show and worked as a journalist and producer. He covers national and community events for MR Time. You can contact him at

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