CBS News has taken the wraps off a new application for Apple TV, designed to work exclusively with tvOS and integrated with Siri for voice search.
Tech Times reports: “The app for Apple TV (fourth-gen version) boasts an interface that highlights the CBSN streaming network’s continuous, original coverage of news, as well as video playlists based on the user’s previously watched content.”
Tech Times adds: “This is a welcome addition as previously, a regular CBS app was offered by the company as part of its ‘all access’ service, which was subscription-based. By contrast, the CBSN app focuses primarily on broadcasting live content from CBSN’s feed.”
“The CBSN Apple TV app will tap into the integration of Siri, which will enable a user to dole out instructions to the personal assistant such as ‘Watch CBS News,'” the report adds. “This will launch the app instantly and begin the full-screen live stream for CBSN sans any authentication.”
Christy Tanner, senior vice president and general manager of CBS News Digital, said in the announcement: “Our Apple TV app represents the future of how viewers will consume and interact with video. We are taking advantage of the platform’s cutting-edge, interactive technology to offer a customizable experience.”