Want to keep the TNW Conference vibe going?? Tickets for TNW2022 are available now >>

The heart of tech

This article was published on January 25, 2016

Apple TV officially has that podcasting app you probably didn’t want

Apple TV officially has that podcasting app you probably didn’t want
Nate Swanner
Story by

Nate Swanner

Former Reporter, TNW

TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If you need to get in touch, Twitter is your best bet.

Your Apple TV may have a new app. Today, Apple released tvOS 9.1.1, which is mostly full of bug fixes, but also brings the long-rumored Podcasts app to your TV.

That app — like so many Apple apps — is now default, and can’t be removed. Unfortunately, tvOS 9.1.1 still doesn’t give us the ability to tuck apps into folders, so you can’t tuck it out of sight, either.

If you’ve been wanting to play podcasts directly from your Apple TV, though — you’ll probably like the update. For most of us, it’s an app that should probably be optional.