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Apple TV adds CNNgo for live and on-demand news video

Apple on Wednesday silently updated the Apple TV with another app channel, CNNgo, to provide users with live and on-demand video from the news network.




As with the CNNgo website and iPhone and iPad apps, live video is gated behind a cable or satellite subscription. Some authentication options include Cox, Dish, DirecTV, AT&T U-verse, and Verizon FiOS. All viewers should be able to access on-demand video via Apple TV.

The app's interface is divided into Featured, Live TV, Shows, and Must See sections. Some unique features in each area include a programming schedule under Live TV, and categories, such as politics and top news, under Must See.

Just yesterday, the Apple TV was updated with channels for TED, Tastemade, and Young Hollywood. In the past two years, Apple has dramatically accelerated the pace with which channels are added.

The push could be connected to Apple's rumored subscription TV service which is said to launch this fall. The company is also believed to be working on new Apple TV hardware, with Siri, a faster processor, and more storage, the latter needed because of a future App Store.