Apple Brings Live News Channel To Its TV App
News

Apple Adds Live Streaming Channels To TV App For iOS and Apple TV

Ask 'Siri' to show you what's happening around the world via live news broadcasting

Apple Adds Live Streaming Channels To TV App For iOS and Apple TV

Apple has updated its TV app with the feature of live streaming on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. The feature was first spotted by the 9to5Mac, the device needs to be updated with the latest iOS or tvOS ( for Apple TV)  to explore the feature. Once you update your device, you will find a new section ‘News’ under the 'Watch' tab featuring six broadcasters including CNN, CBS, Fox News, Bloomberg, CNBC, and Cheddar.

With the help of added feature, Apple has made all the media outlets available at one place. If your device is running on the iOS 11.2.5 then you don't need any additional update to experience the live streaming. In the News section, all the six media broadcasters are listed and you just have to tap on any one of them to start the live news broadcasting of the channel. However, you need to install the app of each broadcaster individually to start the streaming. If you don't have the app of any broadcaster, then after tapping the icon of that channel you will be asked to install the app from Apple Store. The iOS TV app uses the deep linking to directly take you to the broadcasting via the channel’s app.

In addition, Apple TV app has also given the Siri support, this means you can ask the Siri to play CNN broadcasting anytime. Other than live news streaming, the iOS users can also enjoy other additions available in the TV app. This includes watching movies and shows they rented or purchased via iTunes and can also watch some of the sports events including, ESPN broadcast under the ‘Sports’ category.

Apple first announced about the live support to the TV app back in September alongside the launch of its 4K and HDR ready TV. In December, the company also added the support for Amazon’s Prime video streaming service to its TV app with an update.

Tanya <span>Editor In Chief</span>
Written By
Tanya Editor In Chief

She is a content marketer and has more than five years of experience in IoT, blockchain, Web, and mobile development. In all these years, she closely followed the app development, and now she writes about the existing and the upcoming mobile app technologies. Her essence is more like a ballet dancer.

News

Google Solved the Problem of Emoji Incompatibility of Apps On Older Android Version

4 min read  

Tech giants frequently update their smartphone platforms in order to provide the latest technology to the users. When a version is updated there is a number of enhancements in features and attributes which were absent in the prior one. Google is ready to release its newest Android version with the m

News

Apple App Store Made $30 Million On New Year Day

4 min read  

Apple released 2017 App Store report sharing all the financial figures and business that the apps have made throughout the year. The new year comes with a great business for Apple as apps made millions in the App Store. This holiday season with the New Year celebration gave Apple big reason to be ha

News

BBC's First AR App To Offer Historical Treasures To Users

4 min read  

BBC has already attained success with its VR based applications and now it is all set to roll out exceptional apps based on Artificial Intelligence. In order to make its first foray into the AR domain, BBC is planning to give a glimpse of historical treasures with the application. The app features t

News

Zello: How Hurricane Irma Made The 'Walkie- Talkie' Style App No.1 On iTunes Chart

4 min read  

Zello, the texas based mobile app is surpassing all the other giants like Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and whatsApp on the iTunes chart.As the Hurricane Harvey striked the shores of Texas late last month the Zello app came up as the saving tool for the rescuing team working to evacuate people tr