Apple's long-rumored streaming television service has come one step closer to reality, according to a report from Bloomberg. Unlike earlier efforts to create a 25-channel streaming TV service in 2015, Apple is expected to deliver new services through its TV app. The TV app already offers a central place to find content from various networks on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV.
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The Apple Sports section is now availble in the stock TV app on devices running iOS 11.2 or later. The new feature delivers live scores, game alerts and simultaneous viewing. You can access the new section by tapping the Sports tab inside the TV app on your iOS device. Once your cable/satellite provider is configured, you can then select your favorite teams from the MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, and more.
The Cartoon Network this week has updated its iOS app with Universal Search and Single Sign-On support. The app also now supports Apple's TV app which allows users to view their collection of Cartoon Network videos in the newly launched TV widget, and utilize the Up Next or Recommended features. The TV app was introduced last year in both iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1. The idea behind the app was to make watching movies and television shows easier across multiple Apple devices.