Published: Sat, February 10, 2018
Industry | By Dora Warner

Apple TV app gains promised News section first shown in September

Apple TV app gains promised News section first shown in September

As reported by 9to5Mac, the new app will allow users to quickly access live news content from a number of different networks - CBS, CNN, Fox, Cheddar, CNBC and Bloomberg, specifically. The TV app uses your Single Sign-On login credentials to log you into each of those apps, making it seamless to set up multiple different news sources.

Apple's TV app got an upgrade this week as a dedicated section for live news has been added to the front page. The news content is accessible via the TV app using an iOS device and Apple TV. Unless you've already downloaded a given network's app, tapping on any of the channels requires you to download the app, after which live news video will quickly begin playing. For example, you can say "Play Bloomberg" or "Watch CNN".

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The TV app aggregates each of the media outlet's broadcasts in one place, which makes it easier to watch them without having to open each individual app.

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If you're running the most recent versions of iOS and tvOS, the feature should now be live. It will also include a planner for people to figure out what is showing when, and let you add events you want to watch to your calendar.

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