Now you can watch new 'live news' channels

Now you can watch new 'live news' channels

Now you can watch new 'live news' channels

It's possible iOS users in other markets could expect to see a similar live news feature at some point.

The Live News section allows users to access the live stream from the News channels. As 9to5Mac notes, the feature now supports a range of US-centric news organisations including CBS News, CNN, Fox News, Cheddar, CNBC and Bloomberg. The new feature was pushed as part of the update and United States viewers should be able to see live news channels listed on their Apple TV. Sports has not really been a huge focus in that context, although Apple did add a dedicated Sports tab to Apple TV in September, perhaps laying the groundwork for this and many more activities down the line. The TV app prompts you to install each news network's app from the App Store if it isn't already installed and then automatically signs you in to each app using Single Sign-On.

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Apple had earlier demoed this feature during the Apple 4K TV launch a year ago. Moreover, you can still play specific news networks by using Siri, for instance, you can access CBS telecast by simply saying "Play CBS News".

The news comes a day after Google launched its own series of Olympics coverage and features, and speaks to how those in the business of tech but outside the traditional business of media are looking to get their own share of audience around the Olympics, which is one of the most-watched sporting events in the world. The news section is now also accessible in the "Watch Now" menu.

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The live news feature is rolling out to USA users running the latest version of iOS and tvOS.

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