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How to Use the TV App in iOS 10



Here is a guide on how to use the TV App in iOS 10.

This app replaced the pre-existing Videos app and is now the central hub for all your video content both online and offline. It has connections to your other streaming services and aims to have all of your video needs in one location.

You will need to install the free iOS 10 update, or a later update to use this app.

How to Use the TV App in iOS 10

Here are the different features of the TV App for iOS.

How to Use the TV App

When you first open the TV App, you will be greeted with your Library of purchased TV Shows and Movies in a very similar view to Apple Music and the Music app. You will be able to quickly open and view any seasons of TV shows you have purchased with your Apple ID and also download them from the Cloud using the cloud icon.

TV App Main Library Page

If you are heading out of town and would like to download some offline content, you can download the episodes you need and also tap the link to the iTunes Store in order for to purchase and download additional episodes.

When it comes to movies, you are also able to download purchased items from the cloud as well as see information sourced from the iTunes Store regarding run time, rating and filmmaker information. Keep in mind that movie downloads will definitely take up more room on your iPhone so make sure you plan accordingly before leaving on a trip.

Downloadable Purchased Movies in TV App

There is a link to add additional streaming services to your TV App using other Apps from the app store. These include Cable Subscriber applications like FX, ABC and also apps like HBO GO and Showtime. At this time it does not appear to support Netflix yet all the available apps from this menu will funnel through the TV app and give you a place to watch them all.


You can also rent content from the iTunes Store directly from your device and they will appear in the Movies tab. This is another great way to get content on the guy and know that it will be removed from your App after the rental period expires, giving you additional space for more media.

The TV App is a great facelift to the previous Videos and will give user’s a much better handle on the video media in their account and on their device. The streamlined look is again a nod to the Music app, and frequent listeners will likely find it quite easy to navigate through. I recommend checking out the TV App for all of your video media needs as it creates a very seamless and intuitive location for your entertainment.

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