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Apr 12, 2001

Apple's TV app gained a new News section late on Thursday. The dedicated section is appearing for users in the United States with devices running the latest iOS 11.2.5 and tvOS 11.2.5 releases.


The new News option offers live streaming access to Bloomberg, CBS News, Cheddar, CNBC, CNN, and Fox News. The aggregated streams can be viewed directly within the TV app, although like other sourced content, users need to have the associated third-party tvOS apps installed for the channel links to show up.

The News section was originally demoed during Apple's September Apple TV 4K announcement, where the recently launched Sports section was also shown. The main difference between the two in the app interface is that Sports gets its own button, while News currently sits below a section created for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in the "Watch Now" area of the TV app.

Article Link: Live News Section in Apple's TV App Rolls Out to US Users
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macrumors 68040
Jun 19, 2010
Pittsburgh PA
Is this a case where I'll have to sign in to the app with my cable "provider," or do these just stream free? I ask because I'm stuck with Comca$h where I live. o_O


macrumors 65816
Jun 24, 2011
I don't like the fact that you need to have all the 3rd party app downloaded. That seems like a design fail and very pointless.

I know they are just aggregating the streams but there's gotta be a better way to go about this.


macrumors 6502
Apr 27, 2015
I wish it had its own tab like Sports does - or be able to customize it to remove the Sports tab and replace it with News.
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