Published: Sat, February 10, 2018
Sci-tech | By Lila Blake

Apple's TV App Adds Direct Access to Live News Channels

Apple's TV App Adds Direct Access to Live News Channels

However, people must install each news organization's individual apps on their device before they can watch the broadcasts via the Apple TV app. First teased during Apple's keynote last September, the News section on the Apple TV app offers quick access to a variety of live stations, including CBS News, CNN, Fox News, Cheddar, CNBC and Bloomberg.

Apple has teamed up with NBC to create a featured section for the 2018 Winter Olympics in its News app. iOS users will be able to get up-to-the-minute coverage on all the happenings in Pyeongchang as the action unfolds. 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.

It is not clear why Apple has chosen to put its Olympics coverage in "For You".

Furthermore, on tvOS, you can use Siri to start playing a specific network.

According to 9to5Mac who first noted the feature was live, you'll need iOS 11.2.5 and tvOS 11.2.5 for it to pop up on your device.

"Using apps on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad has become the primary way for so many of us to watch television", said Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, in a statement. Apple is also linking to live streams and replays in the NBC Sports app. Clips will be viewable directly in Apple News.

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