Current Apple TV customers are getting at least one more new wave of channel additions before the focus completely means to the new App Store-based Apple TV on Monday. New channels from CBS, NBC, and the fashion-focused M2M arrived on current Apple TV home screens today, bringing CBS’s subscription service, full episodes of NBC shows, and exclusive fashion videos to the streaming box. We reported a month ago that CBS was planning to bring its All Access service to Apple TV boxes, allowing subscribers to view CBS shows on-demand through a standalone $5.99/month subscription. New subscribers can start a 1-week free trial of CBS All Access to view CBS shows including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Viewers in some markets can even view Live TV for supported CBS stations.
The network has had an existing presence on Apple TV with CBS News and CBS Sports but the new CBS channel marks the first time its TV shows have been available on the platform.
NBC, the other major network joining the platform, similarly provides a catalog of on-demand episodes including The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and dramas like The Blacklist. Most content requires signing in through a TV provider. Both ABC and Fox have long had channels on Apple TV. The network’s TV show package joins its other properties already on Apple TV: CNBC and NBC Sports.
Made to Measure, or M2M, is the last channel to join the new lineup. The free-with-ads fashion channel was reported last month to be the first truly Apple TV-exclusive channel and shipped just ahead of the new Apple TV boxes coming on Monday.
Last night during an interview at the WSJD conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the new Apple TV will be available for purchase starting Monday with units shipping out by the end of the week. Customers will be able to download new channels as well as games from a special App Store for Apple TV. The new box will also support the current channels already offered.
Not interested in paying for the new network channels or just want to move the icons around? Follow our guide for How-To: Rearrange and hide Apple TV channels to personalize and declutter your home screen.
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“The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon”
The Tonight Show.
Now if only ABC, ESPN, and Disney could get rid of the ugly and unnecessary “Watch” before their logos…
What’s up with CBS charging for streaming, while ABC and NBC just needs access provider confirmation. Why do cable subscribers have to pay twice for CBS?
I super-agree with the CBS lacking TVEverywhere authentication; even in the FAQs for CBS AllAccess (their subscription service) they mentioned they’d integrate with such sign-in…someday. For now, I’ve been using free coupon codes floating around for 1 month trials.
These are also available on the ATV 2 (article title only mentions 3).
I don’t get Apple’s obsession with fashion (M2M) and their thought the rest of us give a rats arse. Hack it to your AppleTV Jony, not mine. Another icon I need to hide….
More crap app’s I don’t want. I’m sure not going to pay CBS $6 a month. I have a TIVO, now it’s FREE. Same with the others that need a Cable Subscription to use. How about I’m using a Antenna and can watch for FREE. This whole having to be a cable subscriber is garbage. Why? I’m seeing the exact same content with my Antenna as a Cable subscriber is watching with Cable. I hate Apple throwing this stuff onto my Apple TV’s. Now I have to go in and remove more crap I didn’t ask for or could use.
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