TV Shows category mysteriously disappears from Apple TV

“If you’ve been wondering why the TV Shows icon on your Apple TV has suddenly vanished today, you are not alone.” Alex Heath reports for Cult of Mac.

“We’ve been getting tips for the past several hours from readers who can’t access the TV Shows category of the iTunes Store on their Apple TVs, with some complaints being as old as this morning,” Heath reports.

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: We’ve got some reports, too, with reports that the category has since returned to Apple TV units.

“Apple iTV” pre-announcement glitch?

[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]

20 Comments

      1. Sure, because Tim Cook stayed up all night last night writing code for AppleTVs, and he is the sole reason the TV Shows app disappeared. I think you’re the joke.

  1. Thats the first thing I thought when I read about this earlier. Kinda sucks they remove functionality that people already had and don’t think that is right, but would be nice to see a surprise from Apple for once! Been years! All the early rumors ruin everything.

  2. Ahhh… My previous speculation is coming true. Apple is working WITH cable companies to replace the ubiquitous “cable box” (that forces a bad of copy of the 1990’s Tivo interface on everyone) with a “subsidized” version of Apple TV. On those Apple TV mini-boxes, that are set up to be the cable content user interface, it makes sense that there would be no Apple-supplied “TV Show” category, because that would cause a conflict-of-interest with the cable-supplied TV shows.

    Or maybe it was just a glitch… 🙂

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