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Apple Seeds Second Public Beta of iOS 12.3 With New TV App

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming iOS 12.3 update to its public beta testing group, one day after seeding the beta to developers and a little over a week after releasing the first public beta.

Beta testers who have joined Apple's beta testing program will receive the iOS 12.3 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on an iOS device.


Those who want to download the new beta can do so after signing up for the beta program, which gives access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas.

iOS 12.3 brings the new TV app that Apple first introduced at its March 25 event. The TV app is an updated version of the original TV app, offering up TV shows, movies, sports, news, and more all in one easy-to-access spot.

The updated TV app has improved content recommendations available through a new "For You" section in the app, which will suggest shows and movies you'll like based on your past watched history.


There's also a new feature called Channels. Channels are subscription services that you can sign up for and watch in the TV app without having to open up another app. Some of the new Channels include CBS All Access, Starz, Showtime, HBO, Nickelodeon, Mubi, The History Channel Vault, and Comedy Central Now. During the beta, users can subscribe to Showtime, Starz, Smithsonian, and Tastemade.

In the future, the TV app will also house Apple TV+, Apple's upcoming streaming service for its original TV shows and movies.

Related Roundups: iOS 13, iPadOS


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27 weeks ago

Can anyone mention a single subscription service that Apple has had over the years that actually lasted or worked like it was supposed to? Besides Apple music (which there are a lot of problems with)?

Apple also didn't do well with general consumer handheld devices...until they did.
Rating: 5 Votes
27 weeks ago
Can anyone mention a single subscription service that Apple has had over the years that actually lasted or worked like it was supposed to? Besides Apple music (which there are a lot of problems with)?
Rating: 3 Votes
27 weeks ago

Can anyone mention a single subscription service that Apple has had over the years that actually lasted or worked like it was supposed to? Besides Apple music (which there are a lot of problems with)?


Can anyone mention a single subscription service that Apple has had over the years that actually lasted or worked like it was supposed to except for the ones that did last and worked as they were supposed to?

Apple Music is fantastic. What problems do you speak of? Apple hasn't had many subscription services for us to pull examples from. They have of course had paid services. Apple Care has been around for decades and works like it's supposed to. iTunes was an industry leading service that lasted and worked like it was supposed to and is now being replaced by Apple Music — another successful paid service. iCloud is a massive service that people forget about because it works exactly as expected.

Can you give us examples of Apple subscription services that failed?
Rating: 3 Votes
27 weeks ago
As long as you can turn off the "For You" nonsense.
Rating: 2 Votes
27 weeks ago

That’s not true. How uploading music will delete your music? It won’t. You just misread it or misunderstood it.


Except it will. Assuming you're silly enough to enable iCloud Music Library in the first place, Apple takes it upon themselves to randomly replace tracks in your library with their copies. Problem is, they're incompetent, so their matching algorithm may or may not replace like with like.

On three attempts now since the service debuted, all Apple has managed to do is trash the local library, requiring restore from backup.

Apple also has this ridiculous idea that you should not be able to even create playlists unless you allow them access to your local library, which reduces the usefulness of the service greatly.

The *only* reason I am currently a subscriber to Apple Music is because Verizon is giving it away for free, but its usefulness is severely limited. It's not worth more than "free", that's for sure.
Rating: 1 Votes
27 weeks ago
Hmmm... exciting. Well, not really.
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27 weeks ago
Great. The first beta was really buggy. So slow and had difficulty playing content, sometimes reverting to content that had been playing yesterday even though I had pressed play on a completely different video. Tis' a beta of course. Might go back to the stable official release version if this is as bad.
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