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.
Looking for live news on the Apple TV? Apple has added a dedicated news section to its TV app, which appears on tvOS as well as iOS devices. Owners of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch can easily access a variety of live news sources, streaming video and coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics. The TV app helps to consolidate content from a variety of third-party streaming apps.
It's that time of year again, with the 52nd annual Super Bowl taking place on Sunday, February 4th. Catching the final NFL game on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch may not be ideal, but for some it may be the only option. Others may be interested in watching the Philadelphia Eagles face the New England Patriots on the Apple TV hooked up to their big screen.
Google has delivered its YouTube TV app to Apple TV. Apple TV owners were initially expecting the app to launch in 2017, however it was delayed. This week brings the tvOS version of YouTube TV to the App Store, as well as a native app to Roku streaming devices. Previously, YouTube TV subscribers had to deliver content to their Apple TV using AirPlay from an iOS device.
The thaw between Apple and Amazon continues. Hot on the heels of Amazon Prime Video coming to the Apple TV, Amazon has decided to start selling Apple's set top box in its online store. Amazon.com has already posted new product pages for different Apple TV models, although as of this writing they are still unavailable for purchase. Interested buyers can click a button to receive email notification when the products are ready to ship.