Apple Releases Apple TV Replace With New Podcasts App

Apple Releases Apple TV Update With New Podcasts App

Apple simply launched tvOS 9.1.1. The listing of modifications is sort of brief is the one seen change is a model new Podcasts app. The previous Apple TV already had a Podcasts app, however it seems to be like the corporate needed to delay the launch of this much less necessary app.

This app is every little thing you’d anticipate when you’re accustomed to the Podcasts app on iOS. There are two essential elements — your subscriptions and the podcast listing. In case you use iCloud to sync your podcasting knowledge, you’ll discover all of your favourite subscriptions within the Apple TV app. And naturally, given that you simply’re searching podcast in your TVs, at present’s new tvOS app helps video podcasts.

There are a couple of tough edges within the Podcasts app. First, Apple doesn’t sync your place in unfinished podcasts. Some podcasts are typically fairly lengthy, and many individuals take heed to them over a number of periods. As an alternative, you’ll have to wash to the place you have been. It’s not a deal breaker, however it’s not handy. Equally, you possibly can take heed to podcasts within the background, however you possibly can’t management playback. When you pause your podcast, you’ll be able to’t begin it once more.

As with current minor iOS and OS X updates, this tvOS replace could possibly be thought-about as an intermediate replace earlier than Apple introduces new options in tvOS 9.2. The subsequent model ought to convey Bluetooth keyboard help for these pesky passwords, the power to create app folders on the house display and a brand new app switching interface.

Slowly however certainly, Apple is fixing all of the shortcomings of its new TV platform. Many builders want to see much more iOS APIs on the Apple TV. So it’s additionally going to be fascinating to see whether or not the corporate goes to port extra iOS options to tvOS within the subsequent main revision.