Apple TV Gets New Content Including Live Streaming ABC News


When I woke up this morning and turned on my Apple TV, I noticed that there were a few new channels added to the list. New content includes sporting events from Willow TV, which you’ll need a subscription for, children’s shows from PBS Kids, which you will need to connect to on your computer, AOL On, which features popular original content, and ABC News, which among other things, includes live streaming from the broadcast channel. You don’t need a cable subscription to watch it, either.

First off is Willow TV. The line-up includes live streaming of upcoming cricket games, as well as on-demand viewing of previous matches. For $14.99 per month, users can watch high-quality live streaming of matches and connect across multiple devices, including desktops, iOS, and now Apple TV. To view available content on the set-top box, you’ll need a subscription.

PBS KidsPBS Kids is now available on Apple TV. Similar to the PBS channel that launched on Apple TV last November, you’ll have to register your set-top box in order to confirm your location. When you select PBS Kids from Apple TV, you’ll be asked to enter a code online in order to access content.

AOL On is the world’s largest curated library of premium videos and original content. Channels cover such topics as news, entertainment, sports, health, travel, and much more. You don’t need a subscription or access code to watch videos from this channel.

The biggest news is for ABC News. Without a cable provider or any special subscription price, users can watch live streaming of whatever is playing on ABC News at this moment. There are four separate live streams to choose from, each with a variety of content. Additionally, you can watch live reports and in-depth features, as well as lifestyle pieces and entertainment news. Depending on where you live, you might even be able to watch important news stories in your city (or, at least the nearest major metropolis). The ABC News archive features 50 years worth of content, including “This Week in History” and “The Day in Pictures.”

You don’t have to do anything to add the channels. All four new additions should already be waiting for you when you turn on your Apple TV.

[Via: MacRumors]

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