Apple TV gets four new channels and YouTube redesign


The new YouTube experience on Apple TV has ads. Blech.  Photo: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac
Apple TV adds three new channels. Photo: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac

Apple TV received a huge update this morning with four new channels getting added to the lineup, plus a completely redesigned YouTube channel that makes it easier to find your favorite viral videos.

MMA-addicts will be happy to hear that a dedicated UFC channel was added this morning, along with Fusion, Dailymotion, and Conde Nast’s new offering The Scene, giving users more free video content options than ever.

To highlight the new channels, Apple added a “New” tag in the upper right corner. Along with a redesigned interface, the YouTube update also introduces video ads. Three of the four new channels are also ad-based, but if you want to get in on the all the fighting action the UFC can offer, it’ll cost you $99.99 per year for a UFC Fight Pass.

Fusion, the news network aimed at millennials, is putting its content from its cable TV channel on Apple TV for free. Viewers can watch old clips of shows like Fusion Live, No, You Shut Up, Midterm Mayhem, Drug Wars, and more.

The Scene channel allows viewers to browse through the Conde Nast empire’s vast catalogue of original videos from magazines such as Variety, Vogue, GQ, The New Yorker, and Wired. Dailymotion is a user-uploaded video site similar to YouTube. You can catch clips from popular new sites and channels, or browse through the latest trending videos.

The automatic update is rolling out to users this morning, but if you’re not seeing the channels yet, a quick reboot should bring them up.


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