Apple might be finally splitting up iTunes into distinct applications, with freshly discovered evidence strongly suggesting standalone apps for Music, Podcasts and TV in the next major update to macOS, plus an overhaul of the Books app with support for audiobooks.
In addition to its new Apple TV+ service, Apple also shared some other big announcements today regarding its TV strategy: a new à la carte offering it’s calling “channels” and a redesigned TV app that will support over 150 streaming apps and offer recommendations of new content to watch based on your interests.
Apple is going to offer the first glimpse at its original content during its March event, reports Variety. Citing sources familiar with the company’s plans, the outlet says we could see clips of multiple shows, including the untiled drama set behind the scenes of a network news morning show starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell.
Apple has confirmed that leading television manufacturers are bringing support for AirPlay and HomeKit to their Smart TVs. Here’s what this means for you and how these capabilities, previously requiring an Apple TV, will work on third-party TV hardware.