Apple's 'TV' App Showing Up for Canadian and Australian Users Ahead of iOS 11 and tvOS 11 Launch

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Ahead of tomorrow's launch of iOS 11 and tvOS 11, the "TV" app has begun showing up for some Canadian and Australian users on iOS devices and the fourth-generation Apple TV.

While the TV app appears to be rolling to users in Canada and Australia starting tonight, it is not yet available for all users, nor is it functional. MacRumors reader John, who is from Australia, said the TV app has shown up on his fourth-generation Apple TV but isn't loading content as of yet.


Apple last Tuesday announced that the TV app would expand to Australia and Canada "later this month," but did not specify exactly when it would be released. Presumably, the app will become functional tomorrow after iOS 11 and tvOS 11 become available to the public.

The TV app, which has been available in the United States since December of 2016, is designed to provide a centralized way to access all of the different television channels and content available through dedicated apps from major networks like HBO, CBS, NBC, FOX, and more.

The TV app allows users to play TV shows and movies with a single click, and it syncs content across devices so it's always possible to pick up a TV show or movie being watched on one device on another device. Apple has also introduced content recommendations to help users discover new TV shows and movies to watch.

More than 60 services are supported by the TV app, but with the expansion to new countries, Apple plans to add support for additional local content

Later this year, Apple plans to expand the TV app to France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, and the UK.

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39 months ago
Library works. Watch Now and Store don’t.

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39 months ago

Works for me. Just watched Corrie without having to airplay from the CBC app on my iPhone.

Yeah buddy!

How far behind in Canada are you with Coronation Street?
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39 months ago
In Canada
App is working
But don’t see any US channels
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39 months ago
I really want this app to be functional and work (here in Australia) - but fail to see how it will unless I pay for a subscription to lots of channels I can't even get access to. I like the integration with iTunes films/shows, but without Netflix working on it, and not many other options, I am yet to be convinced of it's purpose.
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39 months ago
I might have found the problem! Those of you who had removed the Video app in the past and redownloaded it from the App Store might not get the updated TV app automatically. Instead, delete the Video app and then go to the App store and search for "Apple TV". You'll be able to download the TV app!
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39 months ago
I don't have cable. In Canada. Can I now pay for an HBO subscription with this?
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