Apple TV gets new content from ABC News, PBS, AOL, & more

Apple’s streaming box just got four new apps, including 24-hour live programming from Disney-owned ABC News.

PBS Kids, AOL On, and Willow are the other three, 9to5Mac reports. The new PBS Kids app complements Apple TV’s existing PBS app. Interestingly, ABC’s Apple TV app will feature content curated specifically for the Apple device, according to the company’s press release:

From entertainment news and politics to original programming like ABC News’ “Second Tour” and’s “GMA Live,” Apple TV offers a editorially curated selection of the top stories and videos that are continuously updated throughout the day.

Disney’s presence on the Apple TV is not new; the conglomerate owns content in numerous other Apple TV apps, including the History Channel, A&E, the Disney Channel, ESPN, and the similarly named Watch ABC app (which is not free).

For the Apple TV’s hyper-controlled ecosystem of apps, an addition of this size is a pretty big deal.

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Nikunj Parekh
Nikunj Parekh

Grow up. Sorry, but look at what Nest did. Hell "Nest" even spells almost like "Next".. For the hardcore Apple followers who will get this, isn't this an irony? [Just sharing a thought.)

William Su
William Su

Do people acutally use this thing? I think chrome cast sounds more useful and more economical.

Wade Brooks
Wade Brooks

I wouldn't say any of that makes ATV way better. I'm surprised folks still watch broadcast news.