Disney, Weather Channel, Vevo and Smithsonian channel apps rolled out in new Apple TV update
A new update was rolled out today for Apple TV, the company’s set-top box. The update brings apps for Disney, Weather Channel, Vevo and Smithsonian channel to Apple TV. All new apps are available for U.S. based users, availability varies in different countries.
It had already been rumored earlier this week that Vevo channel will be added as an app to the Apple TV. Users now have access to Vevo’s massive library of over 75,000 music videos from more than 21,000 artists based in different countries around the world. The Vevo channel app makes it easier for Apple TV users to watch music videos on their television sets, they wouldn’t have to AirPlay the video from Vevo’s iOS app anymore.
The Weather Channel app is aptly named, one doesn’t need to be a genius to figure out what it offers. Users will be able to glance at current weather conditions as well as view forecasts for various locations. The app also gives access to Weather Channel shows and featured stories. The Smithsonian channel lets users stream full episodes of its shows on-demand.
The Disney and Disney XD apps give access to live and on-demand content, though they require authentication from television providers. Those who want to access Disney content through Apple TV will need to be subscribed to a participating television provider, the list includes Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse, Cox, Comcast, Charter, Midcontinent Communications and Optimum.