Published: Sun, February 11, 2018
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Apple TV App Enables News Section as Promised

Apple TV App Enables News Section as Promised

The company will be partnering with NBC Olympics for the service, which will feature videos, articles and infographics also from a selection of sources.

Back in September, Apple promised that it would add a News section to its TV app. You get direct access to CBS News, CNN, Fox News, Cheddar, CNBC, and Bloomberg.

Anyone in the United States, with the latest versions of tvOS and iOS, can view the news section on the main Watch Now page. Clicking the feed opens the livestream, of course, giving access to live news content over the Internet and sans any specific news agency's app. You can even track medals using the app and using the News widget on iPhone and iPad you can track results without launching the app.

The Olympics coverage section is found within the "For You" tab of Apple News.

From there, the user is automatically authenticated on the app, if necessary, via the Single Sign-On feature.

It is not clear why Apple has chosen to put its Olympics coverage in "For You".

Coinciding with the start of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, Apple has added live news videos to its TV apps for iOS and Apple TV, as well as a dedicated PyeongChang 2018 section of its News app for iOS. Slowly but surely, the Apple TV app is becoming a comprehensive hub for live TV.

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