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'CBS Sports' & 'USA Now' channels come to Apple TV [u]

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Apple continues to gradually expand the channel options available on its Apple TV set-top box, with both "CBS Sports" and "USA Now" automatically arriving on second- and third-generation devices on Tuesday.

Update: Apple also added new channels for users in Canada, France, and Germany. Canadians receive access to CraveTV and Shomi, while French and German users receive Arte.

Both channels could automatically appear on the home screen for owners of the small, black, puck-like streaming device. As with many other channels available, users must log in with their cable provider's credentials to authorize access to streaming content.

CBS Sports includes original shows and exclusive content, such as analysis of the current Major League Baseball season and the just-concluded National Football League draft. A special section is also devoted to fantasy sports leagues.

USA Now offers access to the cable channel's lineup of original programs, including "Sirens," "Chrisley Knows Best," Suits," and "Burn Notice."

For the last few years, Apple has been steadily adding content options to the Apple TV, in lieu of major software or hardware updates. That's expected to change in June, when Apple is rumored to unveil a brand new Apple TV with a dedicated App Store at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference.

Other recent additions to the Apple TV include NBC Sports Live Extra, HBO Now, CNNgo, TED, Tastemade, and Young Hollywood.