Apple TV app for Europe

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Apple’s app that aims to consolidate access to all a user’s television viewing in one place, offering searches and recommendations across multiple apps, has finally appeared in the UK and Europe. For almost a year, it has been a US exclusive.

As revealed by MacRumors, the app is now appearing on fourth and fifth-generation Apple TVs in Europe, as is the accompanying iOS app that lets you carry on watching on your phone and tablet, which replaces the Videos app.

The US version of the app covers some 60 separate services, and in the UK the selection includes BBC iPlayer, Channel 5, and ITV. At the moment there’s no Channel 4, and on both sides of the Atlantic, Netflix keeps its original shows in its own app. Amazon Prime Video is included in the Apple TV app, which itself only arrived on boxes during the past week after years of wrangling between Apple and Amazon.


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