New Apple TV Update Brings Vevo, Disney Channel, Disney XD & More

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Apple has today rolled out a new Apple TV update that adds yet more apps to the $99 set-top box. As expected, music video streaming service Vevo is part of the mix, as are the Weather Channel and the Smithsonian, and two new apps from Disney.

We’ve been expecting Vevo to land on the Apple TV since we heard Apple was in talks with the company earlier this month, and now it’s here, alongside the Disney Channel, Disney XD, the Weather Channel, and the Smithsonian. Not all of these apps are available worldwide, though.

According to an announcement from Vevo, its new app is available in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., Brazil, France, Ireland, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, and Poland.

“Created in partnership with our friends at Apple, VEVO on Apple TV brings VEVO’s library of 75,000 HD music videos, exclusive original programming and live concert performances to Apple TV viewers,” the press release read.

“Featuring all the newest hits from Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus to videos from years past, VEVO spans the entire spectrum of musical tastes. You can also find all of your favorite VEVO original programming — from Lyric Lines and The Comment Show to our music-meets-fashion series Stylized and behind the scenes Tour Exposed — for a TV experience to enjoy right in your living room.”

As for the other new apps, it appears those are only available in the U.S. for now.

Apple is currently rolling the new update out over-the-air, and you should see the new apps the next time you turn on your Apple TV.

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  • markymac

    My $99 investment just keeps getting better and better!!

    Just hoping that at some point Apple TV gets some iOS 7 love too. Or maybe Apple will wait until they release an upgraded Apple TV box that will turn their hobby into a marquee product.

  • lowtolerance

    Who the hell designed Disney’s icons? They are beyond terrible.

  • Tash

    Keep going and soon I can cut my cable TV off and just get the top internet speed.

  • techwarrior

    Do Disney, Weather and Smithsonian require CATV subscriptions?

    I subscribe to Dish, and they never go along with these apps, so the only way to do Dish on ATV is via Airplay which does not work out very well. Perhaps Dish will create a native ATV app for the sling client (Dish Anywhere) so I can use ATV for all of my content?

  • latndude

    Excellent , all I need is HBO , Showtime added to content , I will pay for the service and Im cutting the cable company off. Is about time , hate to pay their exorbitant prices for channels I don’t even care … keep going Apple , is the way to go ….

  • Zeteboy

    Nothing at all for Canada.

  • lowtolerance

    Excellent , all I need is HBO , Showtime added to content , I will pay for the service and Im cutting the cable company off. Is about time , hate to pay their exorbitant prices for channels I don’t even care … keep going Apple , is the way to go ….

    That’s not how it works, unfortunately. You still have to have a valid Cable TV subscription in order to access most of this content. This may change in the future, but I doubt Apple would go through the motions if this weren’t the way things were going to be for a while.

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