Apple Adds Direct Access to News Sources to its TV App

Now watch Live news on Apple TV iOS app

People can use the TV app to watch live news from outlets like CBS News, CNN, Fox News, CNBC, and Bloomberg on iPhones, iPads and the Apple TV streaming device. This new section is in partnership with NBC, however, the app will show coverage from a whole range of sources, as well as content created by the Apple News editor.

First shown off with the Apple TV 4K last September, Apple has today added a section for live news in the TV app. Apple live news can be found in the Watch Now tab.

iPad and iPhone owners who want to watch events live on their device will need to download the NBC Sports app. Snapchat has also partnered with NBC to offer two- to six-minute live segments of key moments in this year's Olympic games.

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If you tap on a news source for which you don't have the app, you are prompted to install it without having to go to the App Store. Also, it integrates the Siri ability to start playing a specific network if you like. For instance, simply say "Play CNN" to immediately jump to the live feed in the CNN application.

The TV app was originally for the U.S. only, but reached Australia and Canada last September and has now arrived in France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, and the UK.

The live news feature is rolling out to US users running the latest version of iOS and tvOS. It appears to be live for users running the latest iOS 11.2.5 and tvOS 11.2.5 releases. Try it out and let me know how you like it.

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