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Apple Adds Major League Soccer and Disney Junior Channels to Apple TV

Continuing its expansion of content offerings on the Apple TV, Apple today rolled out two new channels for the set-top box: MLS (Major League Soccer) and Disney Junior.

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The MLS channel offers scores, standings, and video content from Major League Soccer, while also offering access to the MLS Live subscription program for live video of matches. MLS Live is priced at $24.99 for the season and a subscription can be used not only on the Apple TV but also on iPhone and iPad.

The new Disney Junior channel is similar to Disney Channel and Disney XD offerings added last month. All three channels require authentication through a participating cable provider for access to live and on-demand content.

Today's additions are the latest in a long line of new channels introduced to the Apple TV in recent months. In June, WatchESPN, HBO GO, Sky News, Crunchyroll, and Quello were added, and last month Apple debuted channels for Vevo, the Smithsonian, and the first two Disney channels. Deals with TWC and The CW are also said to be in the works.

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12 months ago
More US-only features... Great.
Rating: 18 Votes
12 months ago
Always great to add more content, but I look forward to when I can pay a reasonable fee to Apple or another company for TV stations à la carte.
Rating: 14 Votes
12 months ago
I wish half of this crap didn't require cable subscriptions. Why the heck can't I just pay Apple $20 a month or something and get access to all this stuff? They can divide the money appropriately based on how much of each channel I watch.

Apple wins, the networks win, and I win, by not having to pay for a bunch of other content I don't need as well.

But nooooo, the media conglomerates don't want to give up their outdated business models. :(
Rating: 13 Votes
12 months ago
The Apple TV is quickly becoming Disney TV!
Rating: 13 Votes
12 months ago
Whats the point if you need a cable or satellite subscription?
Rating: 13 Votes
12 months ago
If they are going to keep adding apps like this, they need to provide a better way to manage them. I won't use most of the recent additions (I don't have a cable subscription and don't watch most professional sports), and the current means of hiding apps is more cumbersome than it needs to be.
Rating: 11 Votes
12 months ago
If it could get NFL Sunday Ticket or Redzone, I'd buy one in a heartbeat and cancel my cable subscription.
Rating: 11 Votes
12 months ago
Apple need to work on an interface that works if you have a library of 400 TV shows, spanning multiple seasons and 1000s of shows and a Film library that also numbers in the 1000s

Not adding content that only US citizens care about !!

Scrolling down to watch Zulu takes almost as long as watching the film does

Also, iTunes Extras content, it would be nice if i didn't have to keep my original Apple TV connected so i can watch that on the TV.
Rating: 9 Votes
12 months ago
I'm all for more content on my Apple Tv but I don't want 80 percent of the apps they put on there. Please let me delete them so it's not some mess of boxes....
Rating: 5 Votes
12 months ago
Apple - what about something useful to the rest of the world like BBC iPlayer ?:rolleyes:

I suppose a DLNA streaming app is too much too ask for :mad:
Rating: 5 Votes

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