Apple Adds Direct Access to News Sources to its TV App

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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. It features six different live streams - CBS News, CNN, Fox News, Cheddar, CNBC and Bloomberg.

"Using apps on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad has become the primary way for so many of us to watch television", said Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, in a statement. When you select a news source, your Apple TV or iOS device will prompt you to install its app if it isn't already on your device. Once you've installed the app for each network you're interested in, you'll be able to quickly navigate between them using Siri's voice control functionality.

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Apple originally demoed this feature back in September when it unveiled the Apple TV 4K. The News feature now only includes US-based outlets, though this may change down the line. It appears to be live for users running the latest iOS 11.2.5 and tvOS 11.2.5 releases.

On the main "Watch Now" tab, if you scroll past your "Up Next" queue and the top recommendations, there's a new "News" section.

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