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

Angelica Greene
February 10, 2018

In the months since, we've seen the company introduce a Sports section, but now News is finally getting its turn.

After teasing the feature back in September, Apple is adding support for live news in the TV app on the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV - 9to5mac first spotted the new section.

In addition to the new section on the TV app, Apple has also added Siri functionality that will allow users to access the live streams via voice commands. The Sports section, released in December, was more extensive, however, the News section gives users the option to access live streaming news content from a range of networks including CBS News, Fox News, CNBC, and Bloomberg. The live feeds are immediately recognizable thanks to a "Live" flag on the video thumbnail. 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.

If you tap on a news source for which you don't have the app you are prompted to install it without having to go to the App Store
If you tap on a news source for which you don't have the app you are prompted to install it without having to go to the App Store

If you don't have the corresponding app on your iOS device or Apple TV, you'll be redirected to download it from the App Store.

The live programming additions come almost a year and a half after Apple originally launched its TV app, which aggregates TV and movies from multiple apps into one unified search platform available on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad.

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