If you have a range of Apple gadgets, get them lined up and all set. Apple has actually revealed a set of updates for its various platforms, including iOS for smart devices and tablets, tvOS for streaming devices, watchOS for smartwatches, and macOS for laptop computers and computer systems. The most significant are the iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3 updates, which bring the revamped Apple TV app to devices on these platforms. The updated Apple TV app, as well as AirPlay 2 support, will be available for suitable iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs, and select Samsung clever TVs in over 100 countries, beginning today.
Beginning with the iOS 12.3 upgrade, the changelog states that the update consists of support for AirPlay 2-enabled TVs, one-tap playback for movies and TV programs, a redesigned Apple TV app, and extra bug fixes and improvements for Apple Music, CarPlay, the Apple TV Remote app, and Wi-Fi calling. It likewise repairs a lot of security defects, which you can read more about here. To update to iOS 12.3, head to Settings > General > Software Update, download the upgrade, and after that install it. Users are suggested to have more than 50 percent battery before starting the upgrade process.
As for tvOS 12.3, users will need to turn on their Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD, and then head to Settings > System > Software Updates, and after that choose Update Software > Download and Install. Do not disconnect the streaming device up until the update is complete. For 3rd generation Apple TV, users will need to head to Settings > General > Software Updates, and after that choose Update Software > Download and Install. Details of the security repairs that tvOS 12.3 brings can be discovered here.
The most significant inclusion is the new Apple TV app, which now allows users to sign up for select Apple TV channels from within the app, gain access to programs and movies in resolutions of approximately 4K HDR, aggregated from various streaming services including Netflix, Hulu, and more. AirPlay 2 support is another huge modification, and users who have upgraded their device software application to iOS 12.3 or macOS 10.14.5 can stream utilizing AirPlay 2 to compatible Samsung Smart TVs.
These services will, of course, be paid, and belong of Apple’s push to establish itself in the video streaming industry as a major gamer by leveraging its existing hardware and software capabilities. In India, the brand-new app presently only covers motion pictures which can be purchased or rented to see directly on the app and device in use. For now, much of the new functions are limited to the US, where users can directly subscribe to channels such as HBO, Starz, and Showtime, and pay only for what they wish to enjoy.
For Apple Watch gadgets, watchOS 5.2.1 is now presenting, bringing the ECG function and irregular heart-beat notifications to an extra 5 European countries, along with a ‘Pride’ 2019 watch face. To download the upgrade, go to the Apple Watch app on your iOS device and then go to General > Software Update. The Apple Watch requires to have at least 50 percent of the battery charge, and it is also advised to keep it on the charging dock while installing the new update. Your iPhone will likewise need to be in close distance to the Apple Watch and will require to be on Wi-Fi. Details of the security repairs the watchOS 5.2.1 upgrade brings can be discovered here.
macOS likewise sees an upgrade – variation 10.14.5 is now presenting, bringing AirPlay 2 support, increased audio latency on MacBook Pro designs presented in 2018, and repairs to other particular concerns. The upgrade is now readily available for download on the Mac App Store, under the Featured column. Additionally, look for the most recent macOS upgrade from the Updates area. Users can just click on the Download button to experience the most recent software application update. There are a bunch of security updates also, which can be seen here.
Finally, HomePod OS 12.3 adds assistance for connecting to specific types of business networks. The HomePod instantly installs brand-new software application updates, but you can manually check for updates in the Home app on your iOS gadget or Mac. On your iOS gadget, make certain it is upgraded to the current version of iOS. Then, open the Home app, and tap Home Settings > Software Update > Install. On your Mac, make sure it’s updated to the most recent macOS variation, then open the Home app, click Edit > Edit Home > Software Update > Install. A white spinning light appears on the top of HomePod while it’s upgrading, and users should not unplug HomePod till the upgrade is total.
Apple TV+, the business’s membership video streaming service to rival Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, will be offered later on this year through the Apple TV app. It’s most likely that the next big software releases from Apple will be iOS 13, tvOS 13, watchOS 6, and macOS 10.15, which might be revealed at WWDC 2019 next month.