Amazon Music wins app for tvOS; Google Maps, Evernote and Overcast are updated

Amazon Music wins app for tvOS;  Google Maps, Evernote and Overcast are updated

And here we are again with the most important recent updates from App Store! Shall we take a look at them?

Amazon Music

The application streaming The retail giant’s music hit Apple TV – less than a week after Spotify took the same path, remember.

Amazon Music app icon

With that, it is possible to access the library of the two music services that Amazon offers (depending on your subscription, obviously): both the Prime Music, which is included in the Amazon Prime package and has a slightly reduced catalog in terms of Music Unlimited, which has its own monthly fee (R $ 17) and a larger catalog, comparable to that of Apple Music or Spotify.

Amazon Music on Apple TV

In both cases, you can listen offline, access your playlists and view lyrics directly on the Apple TV screen. It is worth noting that the Amazon Music app for tvOS is only available for fourth and fifth generation devices (Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K), however.

Google Maps

Google Maps app icon - traffic & food

The most used map service in the world, in turn, has gained a great accessibility feature. With voice guidance, people with visual impairments will be able to navigate the city with the same dexterity as other users through an accurate walking guide, automatically generated.

The feature continuously warns the user that he is on the right path, gives precise driving directions and alerts him when he is about to cross streets or avenues, for example. If the person stops, the virtual assistant can point them in the right direction for when they walk again.

For now, voice guidance is only available in English, in the United States, and in Japanese, in Japan; according to Google, the feature will be expanded soon.


Evernote app icon

The note taking app is now adapted to iOS 13: you can adjust the look of the app in the system settings, making Evernote in sync with iOS at all times.


Overcast app icon

Another one that joined the iOS 13 tram was the famous podcast app. With the update, the app (which has had its own Dark Mode for a long time) connects with your overall system preference to always display the correct look; on the other hand, the new version of the application is only compatible with iOS 13.