Apple just released iOS 10.2and tvOS 10.1, which alongside the usual bug fixes included in these incremental updates, also adds in some new emoji and the new TV app.
The big new feature here is the new TV app, which replaces the built-in Videos app. So long as a given service supports the feature, you no longer have to jump into and out of apps to catch up on your viewing — you can resume your favorite show or check out recommendations from a single place.
Accordingly, Siri is more TV-savvy. You can ask it to continue watching a show on any device. On Apple TV, you can also tell it to watch live news and sports, including a glimpse of what’s live at any given moment. And if you’re not sure what to watch, Siri can offer recommendations.
The iOS update isn’t just a one-trick pony, of course. It includes a slew of new emoji, including a face palm, a gorilla and female equivalents for most job emoji. And of course, there are numerous subtler tweaks. You’ll see improved music controls with quicker access to your queue and shuffling, better stabilization and improved frame rates for Live Photos, a dedicated News app section for saved articles and notifications for smart home devices like smoke detectors and door sensors.