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Apple TV gets new channels in Australia, Europe and Japan

Apple on Tuesday added new app channels for several countries with Apple TV support, including Australia, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

In Australia, Apple has added an app for Stan, a local Netflix-style service which hosts movies and TV shows. The service is ad-free and supports viewing on three devices simultaneously.

Viewers in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden can now access Viaplay, which covers movies, TV shows, and sports. Another sports-related addition is the WWE Wrestling Network, which is newly available in the UK and Ireland.

Finally, Japan can use an Apple TV to tune in to Bandai, a local subscription network. The service is also accessible on computers, Android and iOS, and the Nintendo Wii U.

How long Apple will continue to issue automatic app updates to the third-generation Apple TV is uncertain. The company is widely expected to launch a fourth-generation set-top at WWDC on June 8, with features like Siri, an App Store, and a touchpad remote. The App Store may put the onus on users to find channels instead of having them automatically delivered.