Apple's TV app adds live news from CBS, CNN and others

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The addition of the live news section on Apple’s TV app arrives shortly after the company launched a live sports tab. (Apple)

Apple’s TV app, available across its iOS and tvOS devices, has added live news to its slate of available TV and streaming video apps.

According to 9to5Mac, the update provides users with instant live news access from outlets including CBS News, CNN, Fox News, Cheddar, CNBC, and Bloomberg. The app uses single sign on to login users to the different news apps and, through tvOS, allows the use of Siri commands for launching the apps.

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The addition of the live news section on Apple’s TV app arrives shortly after the company launched a live sports tab.

The live programming additions come nearly a year and a half after Apple originally launched its TV app, which aggregates TV and movies from multiple apps into one unified search platform available on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad. And it also added a live sports tab to the app last November.

“Using apps on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad has become the primary way for so many of us to watch television,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, in a statement. “The TV app shows you what to watch next and easily discover TV shows and movies from many apps in a single place.”