Apple TV App Enables News Section as Promised

Apple partners with NBC on a new Winter Olympics section in Apple News

Slowly but surely, the Apple TV app is becoming a comprehensive hub for live TV.

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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While not as extensive as the Sports interface, the News section in the TV app allows users to instantly access live streaming news content from several different networks. In the months since, we've seen the company introduce a Sports section, but now News is finally getting its turn. To watch it you'll need to download the particular news app first. For example, you can say "Play Bloomberg" or "Watch CNN". This new section is in partnership with NBC, however, the app will show coverage from a whole range of sources, as well as content created by the Apple News editor. Users can even add events they want to follow or watch to their planner. We've asked if this will be available outside of the United States - since NBC only holds the rights to coverage in that country - and we're also asking which other partners are involved. Moreover, Apple News will also display a medal tracker and daily roundups for users who are in areas with timezones different from South Korea's. Let's hope Apple is going to bring this live news feature to other countries.

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