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Apple TV gets new universal search options in US, Canada, many other countries

Apple has significantly expanded the universal search options present on the Apple TV and Apple TV 4K, improving coverage in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and elsewhere.




In the U.S., searching for movie and TV show titles will now yield results from Classix, Oxygen, and BBC America, as long as those apps are installed. New Canadian listings include Classix, Treehouse, FXNOW Canada, ICI Tou.tv, and most significantly CBC TV, the country's national broadcaster.

Australians will see results for 9Now, SBS, and Tenplay. In Norway and Sweden, Viaplay has been added.

Apple has also expanded the number of countries with Apple Music search beyond the U.S., covering Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the U.K.

The company has sometimes drawn fire for favoring the U.S. in Apple TV improvements. In terms of universal search, the U.S. is still vastly better supported than any other country.