Today's firmware update also brings AirPlay 2 support to Samsung TVs.
Customers with eligible VIZIO, LG and Sony smart TVs will be able to enjoy AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support later this year. If these integrations truly are missing from the TV app on third-party devices, that's a key difference worth considering. Among them include the new Apple TV app.
Available in more than 100 markets, Apple's new app pulls many of those services together to show viewers where they can watch live or on-demand movies, TV shows, news and sports via a single search, or through personalized recommendations.
Click on a channel to which you want to subscribe under Subscribe to Apple TV Channels. "In the US, Apple TV channels include popular services such as HBO, Starz, SHOWTIME, Smithsonian Channel, EPIX, Tastemade, and new services like MTV Hits, with more to be added over time around the world". Apple even gives you the ability to share these subscriptions with up to six other people using Family Sharing.
In Germany, the available channels are 7TV, Amazon Prime Video, Apple Music, Arte, Bloomberg, Classix, Euronews, Garage, Love Nature, Viki, Mubi, MUTV, N-TV, Red Bull TV, Sky Ticket, Tagesschau24, TV Now Premium, Welt and ZDFmediathek. That latter improvement doesn't address any of our suggestions in "Four Ways Apple Could Improve Apple Music" (11 March 2019) but it should make the For You suggestions more useful.
HomePod OS 12.3 update adds support for connecting to specific types of enterprise networks. See this discussion in TidBITS Talk for more details. The update is coming for Mac in the fall.
Apple watchOS 5.2.1 will bring the company's ECG feature and irregular heart-beat notifications to five additional European countries. You can now update all of your devices to the iOS 12.3, macOS Mojave 10.14.5, tvOS 12.3, and watchOS 5.2.1 software releases via OTA (Over-the-Air) updates.
The only other change is a fix for a bug that prevented the numbers on the Explorer face from appearing for some users.