Published on October 18th, 2017 | by Brad Gibson0
Apple TV search feature expands in US, 11 other countries
Apple has added Apple TV universal search capabilities to various new broadcast apps in the U.S. and Canada in addition to Apple Music search functionality in 11 other countries. The company made the announcement through an online support document.
In the United States, fourth- and fifth-generation Apple TV users can now search for movies and TV shows on BBC America, Classix, and Oxygen while Canadian users have gained Classix, Treehouse, FXNOW Canada, ICI Tou.tv, and the country’s national broadcaster, CBC Television.
Australians will now get search results for the Nine Network VOD service 9Now, Australian public broadcaster SBS, and Australian commercial broadcasting network Ten Network’s VOD catch-up service, TenPlay. In Norway and Sweden, direct broadcast satellite television broadcaster Viaplay has been added.
Apple has also expanded the number of countries with Apple Music searches beyond the U.S., covering Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the U.K.