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See the New Features on PBS' Apple TV App



We are excited to share details of the upcoming updates to our Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV PBS apps with you, our local station partners. A major update to our Apple TV app will roll out to users this morning, and a smaller update to the Amazon Fire TV app will be released in the next few weeks. See below for an in-depth look at the updates.


Apple TV
The main goal of this update is to improve the video browsing experience for users. Directly from the opening screen, users are able to easily decipher which videos are new and which are coming soon, as well as resume watching videos they did not finish. We also updated the branding to include more local station branding, and bring this app in line with how we brand our content across other digital platforms, like Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, etc.

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The new look of PBS' Apple TV app

The Apple TV update will go live tomorrow morning (11/4) before 9 a.m. EST.

Updates for Users: 
— Easily see which videos are new and which are coming soon 
Resume watching videos directly from the videos page

Updates for Stations: 
 Updated donate copy
 Banner artwork now displaying for shows who can provide the correct imagery. See Nature program image above for reference. If your station would like banner artwork to display on your program page in AppleTV, please send your PBS Digital rep or pbsi_spi@pbs.org images with the following dimensions: 1280px x 324px



Amazon Fire TV

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The Fire TV update was submitted to Amazon and will go live within the next few weeks

Updates for Stations: 
 Donate button was added to the main menu, and Donate page copy was rewritten to now mirror that of the Apple TV Donate page


The updated Amazon Fire TV PBS app



If you have any questions or concerns about either update, please contact your PBS Digital rep, or pbsi_spi@pbs.org.


By Matt McManus | Director, Product Management | PBS Digital

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