We have previously written about updating to iOS 10.2 to gain access to the new TV app for your iPhone.
Once you have installed this update, you can begin connecting other video service apps to the TV app, allowing for a streamlined experience where you can view content from multiple sources.
The steps below will provide a short walkthrough of how this works, as well as show you how you can download additional apps that are compatible with the iPhone 7 TV app.
How to Connect Apps Through the iOS TV App on an iPhone 7
These steps were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.2. The TV app is not available until you have installed the iOS 10.2 update, so you will not be able to complete these steps until then.
Step 1: Open the TV app.
Step 2: Tap the Continue button at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Touch the Watch Now tab at the bottom of the screen.
Step 4: Tap the Connect Apps button. Your iPhone will then check for apps that are already installed which are compatible with the TV app.
Step 5: Touch the Continue button to connect the compatible apps that were found on your iPhone.
If you only had a couple of the compatible apps on your iPhone, like I did, then you might be interested in downloading some other ones. You can find additional compatible apps by tapping the Store tab at the bottom of the screen.
Then browsing for a channel that you want to add.
Now that you know how to connect other video apps to the TV app on your iPhone, you will be able to watch all kinds of content in that default app on your Apple smartphone.
Note that some of the available apps will require you to have an additional subscription before you can watch their content. You can visit this link on Apple’s website to see all of the currently compatible video apps.
Some of the more popular apps, such as Netflix and Amazon Instant Video, are not currently compatible with the TV app, so you will not be able to watch them that way.
if you want to download some of these new apps, but don’t have room, then check out our complete guide to deleting things from your iPhone. There are several common areas to check on your device that can yield the extra storage space that you need to install new apps.
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