Apple has its own app for streaming TV shows and movies, and in typical Apple fashion the name is dead simple: It's called the TV app.
It lets you browse their TV shows and movies in one place, without having to hop from app to app to find what you want.
To make it even more confusing, there's two different versions of the Apple TV app: one for Apple devices and a less-capable one the third-party devices, including Samsung Smart TVs and, coming soon, other smart TV as well as the Roku and Amazon Fire TV platforms.
Introduced in 2016, this free app for the Apple TV streamer as well as iPhones and iPads provides a single place to browse, discover and resume watching TV shows and movies from apps like Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, ESPN, and many, many more.
Launch partners include HBO, Starz, Showtime, Cinemax, Epix, Smithsonian Channel, Sundance Now, Lifetime Movie Club, Urban Movie Channel and Tastemade, with additional partners, including CBS All Access and MTV Hits, coming soon.
All of the Apple TV channels cost the same as they would if you'd subscribe via a separate app, like HBO Now ($15/month), Showtime ($12/month) or Tastemade ($3/month).