Apple TV app for iOS: You can now watch new “live news” channels


The Live News feature is rolling out to US users running the latest version of iOS and tvOS.

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Apple has opened a live news section on its TV app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, which gives US users a few channels to choose from.

The news feature is rolling out to US users running the latest version of iOS and tvOS, offering live news from multiple news networks including CBS News, CNN, Fox News, Cheddar, CNBC, and Bloomberg.

The News section can be accessed by navigating to the main “Watch Now” header and is enabled for anyone in the region running iOS 11.2.5 and tvOS 11.2.5.

The new feature was first reported by 9to5Mac, which indicates that Apple has made it easy to set up. The TV app prompts you to install each news network’s app from the App Store if it’s not already installed, then automatically signs you into each app using single sign-on.

Additionally, you can tell Siri to play different networks, for example by saying: “Play CNN”.

The news section builds on the Live Sports section that Apple launched late last year, allowing users to follow their favorite football, basketball and other sports teams. The app offers notifications when a user’s favorite teams are playing.

iOS users in other markets may expect to see a similar Live News feature at some point.

The TV app was originally just for the US, but hit Australia and Canada last September and has now come to France, Germany, Norway, Sweden and the UK.

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