Yahoo Screen & PBS Now Available On Apple TV


The next version of Apple TV may allow you to take your viewing with you wherever you go. Photo: Apple
The next version of Apple TV may allow you to take your viewing with you wherever you go. Photo: Apple

Apple has added another two new channels to the Apple TV today in the form of Yahoo Screen and PBS. The former provides access to the Yahoo video portal, which delivers popular clips from shows such as Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show; while the latter allows users to enjoy their favorite PBS shows like Frontline.

There’s no Downton Abbey, though, unfortunately.

Apple has been slowly adding new channels to its $99 set-top box throughout the year, with MLS and Disney Junior arriving last month; VEVO, Disney Channel, and Disney XD making their debut in August; and HBO GO and WatchESPN arriving in June.

Now there are another two to enjoy.

Users can log into the PBS app using their Facebook, Google+, or PBS account information, AllThingsD reports, which will then be used to identify the shows that are available in their area. Live TV isn’t available, but “many programs will be available for viewing within 24 hours of their broadcast,” PBS says.

There’s only one episode of Downton Abbey, however. It seems Amazon has had exclusive rights to the show throughout its first season, but seasons two and three will be available for a limited time following the on-air broadcast throughout December. Season 4 will also be available in January.

Yahoo Screen offers its usual wide variety of content, which includes videos from partners like ABC News, The Onion, and Conde Nast. Not everything you’ll find in your web browser will be available through Apple TV, though.

Via: AllThingsD


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