How to Add Content from Other Apps to the iPhone TV App

The default TV app on your iPhone provides you with a way to watch the TV shows and movies that you have purchased in iTunes, as well as any videos that you have imported to your device through iTunes.

But it can also integrate with some of the other video streaming apps that you may be using, such as Hulu or Prime Video. Our tutorial below will show you how to check which of your installed apps can integrate with TV so that you can watch all of them through one app.

How to Enable Other Apps to Integrate with TV on an iPhone

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.1.2. In order to allow TV to access an app, it needs to be installed on your device already. Additionally, not all video streaming apps can integrate with TV at the time this article was written. One notable app that doesn’t integrate is Netflix.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open iphone settings

Step 2: Scroll down and choose the TV option.

iphone tv options

Step 3: Scroll down to the Connect to TV section of the menu, then adjust the setting for each app that you wish to connect or remove from TV.

how to connect other apps to the iphone tv app

If you have the Prime Video app installed on your iPhone you can download videos to the device so that you can watch them even when you don’t have an Internet connection. Find out more about downloading videos from Prime so that you can save them to your iPhone and watch them at times where you may not otherwise be able to.

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