Apple TV's universal search now supports Discovery and more

Apple TV’s universal search now supports Discovery and more


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Apple has again expanded the reach of Apple TV’s universal search feature, adding a handful of new content providers, including Discovery Communications and Filmstruck.

Introduced with iOS 10, universal search makes finding content on your Apple TV easier than ever. In seconds, you can search for shows from all compatible providers, without having to open individual apps and perform multiple searches in each one.

Since universal search landed, Apple has been working to expand its reach — particularly in the U.S. This week, the company added a handful of new providers, including those from Discovery Communications, like AHC GO, Destination America GO, and Discovery Life GO.

Here’s the complete list of new providers:

  • AHC GO (American Heroes Channel)
  • Destination America GO
  • Discovery Life GO
  • Velocity GO
  • Filmstruck
  • Shudder
  • Sundance Now

Apple has also added some other channels in international markets. Those in Australia can now search AnimeLab and DocPlay, and those in Canada can now search City Video and CraveTV. MUBI support has also been expanded to France, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, and Spain.

The complete list of providers that support universal search can be found on Apple’s website.