Apple releases iOS 12.3 with new TV app

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Apple has released iOS 12.3 with a brand new TV app with channels, AirPlay 2 and Siri updates for connectivity with TVs along with fixes for Apple News and Apple Music. The update is available now for all compatible iOS devices as over-the-air updates as well as over iTunes.

AirPlay 2

  • AirPlay 2 now supports sharing videos, photos, music and more from your iPhone and iPad directly to your AirPlay 2–enabled smart TV
  • One-tap playback automatically plays your chosen TV programme or film on the last screen you used based on time and location
  • Siri Suggestions to watch films and TV programmes now include an option to AirPlay
  • Intelligent suggestions are all done on-device so your personal information stays private

Apple TV app

  • The Apple TV app features an all-new design that highlights expertly curated collections and personalised recommendations
  • Subscriptions to Apple TV channels can be shared with up to six family members, with no new apps, accounts or passwords needed
  • New release films are available to buy or rent in the Apple TV app, including the full catalogue of over 100,000 films and the largest selection of 4K HDR titles
  • A new dedicated kids section helps you discover editorially handpicked programmes and films that are safe for kids of all ages
  • The Apple TV app can now intelligently suggest playing to the most likely Apple TVs or AirPlay 2–enabled TVs nearby

This update also includes bug fixes and improvements:

  • Apple Music’s For You tab now updates multiple times a day, suggesting music based on themes like genres, artists and moods you love
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent Apple TV Remote from pausing video, controlling video or changing volume on supported receivers
  • Addresses an issue that could cause calls made using Wi-Fi calling to drop
  • Fixes an issue where song information from a connected iPhone may not appear in a car’s display

If you want to update your device to iOS 12.3 now, you can do so by navigating to 

Settings > General > Software Update on your device and tapping “Download and Install” at the bottom of the page. You can also apply the update through iTunes by connecting your iOS device to a computer.

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

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