To coincide with the update of Apple's mobile software to iOS9.1, Apple has released a news collection app – Apple News (opens in new tab) – where you can keep all your favourite news websites including, of course, What's on TV.
An Apple spokesman said: “Apple News collects all the stories you want to read, from top news sources, based on topics you’re most interested in — so you no longer need to move from app to app to stay informed.”
It's simple for iPhone and iPad users to download and use. Just follow these steps:
Update your iPhone or iPad to iOS9.1 (settings > general > software update)
Once updated, turn your device off, then on again…
The Apple News app icon should now be visible on your screen
How to use/navigation:
When you first open the app it will suggest channels or brands you may wish to follow (look out for us!)
Click + to follow a brand. See the brands you follow under Favourites.
Stories from your Favourites appear in For You, in chronological order, with the newest first.
You can use Explore to find other brands, or use the Search. You can also Save articles to read later.
What's on TV is part of only 14 UK newspaper and magazine publishers who were were invited to launch on the UK version of Apple News today.
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Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix.
An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.
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