News on Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV Apps' started by TrackZ, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. TrackZ macrumors member

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    I have the new Apple TV and am thinking about making this my "one-box" with a cable cut to go along with it. One thing I'm mixed on is news. When something major happens, I like knowing I can turn on CNN or whatnot with my cable and be turned in to what's happening immediately.

    I wonder about getting world, financial, and other news on the Apple TV with consistency and ease. CNN required a cable sub log-in for their app to be useful. Anyone have another suggestion(s) for news source(s) on the new Apple TV?
     
  2. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Skynews app haS live tv news
    And has better looking female reporters

    Plus is free

    You can get it on the Pluto.tv app or the skynews app
     
  3. PhyrePhox macrumors regular

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  4. AppleCaked macrumors member

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    Watching SkyNews these last few days. USA Cable news commercials are too long and too disgusting.
     
  5. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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  7. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    that is about the apple tv , you get the hdhomerun and an hd antenna
    then you get the apple tv app and you get live tv
     
  8. Javabird macrumors 6502

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    Ok I apologize. I see it does stream to an Apple TV.
     
  9. Tdadlani macrumors regular

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    Like skynews. But would like CNBC and CNN.

    Don't want to buy another device. Hopefully a skinny bundle will become avail soon from Apple or Verizon or another cable company for Apple TV.

    It's rumored.
     
  10. Javabird macrumors 6502

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    Try CBS News. It doesn't require a login and is supposed to have live news 24/7.
     
  11. Tdadlani macrumors regular

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    Yes watch it occasionally. Find it not as polished. Really want cnn and CNBC.
     
  12. Merkyworks macrumors 6502

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    do you have the Extend or the Connect? Can't figure out which one is needed to get HD feed to ATV4.
     
  13. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    The Extend has a hardware H.264 encoder which is great for Apple devices. But the Apple TV app says it will all the Homerun devices
     
  14. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    The cbs news app is not working for me
    It goes to dark screen
     
  15. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Can somebody post a video of how this works on the Apple TV
    I want to see the app in. Action
     
  16. hollersoft macrumors member

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    Maybe I'm missing something, but if you have an antenna and you're relying on OTA, why not just connect it to... your TV? Just the PVR type features?
     
  17. john991 macrumors 6502a

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    Same as mine. Are you using unblock-us.com or similar service?
     
  18. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Is working now
    Apple services were down yesterday for a while
     
  19. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    One antenna , multiple tv's and stream on iPad iPhone
     
  20. jonmaddox macrumors newbie

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    What Che said, and also, 1 input. You can just leave your TV switched to the Apple TV and never have to input switch. That alone is a big deal for most people.

    Another reason is that it's actually easier. Instead of virtual channel numbers like 12.1 and 12.2 and 52.1, you can have a visual guide of what's on and what actual network/channel it is. That's way easier than remember weird channel numbers or even having to input them into your remote control.
     
  21. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    Another satisfied customer of channels app. Works great for me but I also pay for a cable tv package. Since I have an ATV on every TV anyway I prefer just using it. I have the HDHoneRun Prime connected over GB Ethernet using a Verizon FIOS CABLE CARD. Only can't get FOX channels because of DRM. Even got the wife on board. Really happy with my setup.
     
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  23. jeevestobs, Nov 28, 2015
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    jeevestobs macrumors newbie

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    Reuters TV app is very good: great content with customizable program length and elegant interface.
     

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