Recode has learned from a recent investigation that Apple’s iOS and macOS apps have been using the same software stack, allowing users to stream Netflix content on a variety of devices.
While the two apps share the same source code, users of Apple TV are still required to download and install Apple’s own streaming video app for it to function.
This may be a result of Apple’s ongoing push to bring its video apps to new devices, which have been gaining in popularity as Apple continues to shift away from a PC-centric approach.
A recent investigation found that the Netflix app on Apple TVs was using an outdated source code that included the same video files as its Windows counterpart.
The findings come from a review of Netflix app code that was published by Recode last month.
The new report, based on a review by Ars Technica , was obtained by Recoding.
The new analysis suggests that the source code for Apple’s apps is actually a different version of the same code used by the company’s other iOS and Mac apps.
The company has not publicly released the code for these apps, but Ars has learned that they are also using the outdated source codes.
Ars Technic reports that the two older versions of the code were discovered in 2016, and they have been kept secret since then.
The newer version of code that has been uncovered in this investigation was only released in August 2018.
As Ars has reported, Apple is still working to fix the problems, but the company is taking a more aggressive approach to fixing the bugs than previous Apple releases have.
Apple has been working on fixing the issue since the first report of the issue, and it is now planning to release a fix later this year.