Back in October, the YouTube team officially announced that it was bringing the YouTube TV app to more devices, which would effectively broaden the service’s reach in a big way.
Apple TV Apps
While YouTube TV aims to cut the cord, for folks who haven’t wanted to use Chromecast (or Apple’s AirPlay) to watch content on their TV, the option hasn’t really been a good one.
If you’re like me, you come across interesting YouTube videos all the time. Someone shares a link with you in WhatsApp. A creator you follow raves about a video they loved on Twitter. You discover a Reddit thread filled with gems. But there’s no way you can watch those videos right then. You’re only goofing off from work for 15 minutes, you don’t actually have the time to watch that 5-minute video right now. And so that video is lost in the oblivion that is your browser history.
NASA has updated its official Apple TV app to add live-streaming from the International Space Station, on-demand space videos, and over 15,000 stunning photos. The update brings the official tvOS app in line with that for rival platforms.
Apple TV game developers can now force players to use a game controller if their title isn’t suitable for the Siri Remote. Until now, all titles have had to be compatible with the Siri Remote, which makes it difficult to play more complex games.
Apple has added CBS to the universal search lineup on the fourth-generation Apple TV, allowing viewers to find shows like Big Bang Theory and NCIS more easily using Siri.
With just a few days left for Apple’s ‘Let us loop you in’ event, the company has released a new Apple events app on the tvOS App Store for the fourth-generation Apple TV.
Right now, there isn’t a Sling TV app available for Apple’s set-top box, but that could be changing soon.