FXNOW Channel With Simpsons World Content Coming to Apple TV

Tuesday July 22, 2014 1:37 PM PDT by Juli Clover
appletv.pngThe Apple TV may gain a new FXNOW channel that includes Simpsons World content, according to TV writer Jason Lynch who tweeted the news yesterday (via iLounge). Lynch said the FXNOW channel will come to the Apple TV, Roku, and other devices within the next 12 months.

FXNOW is the on-demand portion of the FX, FXX, and FXM television channels, all of which are owned by the Fox Entertainment Group. The FXNOW Apple TV channel will reportedly include content from The Simpsons, branded Simpsons World, which offers all 552 episodes of The Simpsons along with additional content. Simpsons World, debuting in October, will allow fans to search for and watch any episode or clip of The Simpsons on demand on FXNOW.

According to reports, Simpsons World will also allow users to create playlists of episodes and share favorite scenes, features that will likely make their way to the Apple TV version of the channel. FXNOW with Simpsons World currently requires cable authentication and is limited to FXX subscribers, and the Apple TV version will require a cable subscription as well.

Currently, supported cable providers for the existing FXNOW channel include AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox, and Time-Warner. Simpsons World access will also be available through the FXNOW app for the iPad.

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14 weeks ago
ugh requires cable provider login. WHYYYY
Rating: 9 Votes
14 weeks ago
App Store!

Stop adding channels and let us pick for ourselves...don't understand why Apple allows this on the Mac/iPhone/iPad but not the Apple TV.

Makes NO SENSE.

Cool for the Simpsons, but of course you need a cable subscription. iTunes needs a new/tv show video streaming service. People would pay.
Rating: 6 Votes
14 weeks ago
Woo Hoo!

I love The Thompson's.

Rating: 5 Votes
14 weeks ago
I agree, this is pointless for anyone interested in cutting the cable. It's even more annoying that I can't edit the 3 dozen icons that I'm not able to and will never use.
Rating: 4 Votes
14 weeks ago

ugh requires cable provider login. WHYYYY


agreed
Rating: 4 Votes
14 weeks ago

I agree, this is pointless for anyone interested in cutting the cable. It's even more annoying that I can't edit the 3 dozen icons that I'm not able to and will never use.


You can edit/hide the channel icons under Settings/Parental Controls.
Rating: 4 Votes
14 weeks ago
content owners aren't going to give up content for free. until there is a paid streaming package that apple offers up, you will not see major networks have apps without cable logins. I know we all want it but seriously it is time for people to wake up. Why would FX built an app for appleTV and have all their content available for free? Cable companies would lose subscribers which means FX would lose money.

Until there is enough traffic to convince advertisers to spend a lot on ads for streaming properties, networks will keep requiring a login.

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you can hide apps in parental controls, stop whining about getting channels added that you might not like. hide them.
Rating: 4 Votes
14 weeks ago

I agree, this is pointless for anyone interested in cutting the cable. It's even more annoying that I can't edit the 3 dozen icons that I'm not able to and will never use.


Wait what now? Are you sure? In settings, there is a place to show or hide the various channels that would appear on the :apple: TV.
Rating: 3 Votes
14 weeks ago

It's an Internet channel; it's on-demand (and the ATV doesn't have a cable tuner). But allowing people to subscribe to the channel separately is apparently too sensible for Fox.


Fox already has agreements in place with cable/sat companies that paid them a LOT of money for rights to that content. You think the cable companies wouldn't balk at fox offering the same content for less to someone else?
Rating: 3 Votes
14 weeks ago

Wait what now? Are you sure? In settings, there is a place to show or hide the various channels that would appear on the :apple: TV.


They made it even simpler in a recent update: just press and hold the select button until the icons wiggle, then press play/pause, and it will give you an option to hide that icon.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT200126?viewlocale=en_US
Rating: 3 Votes

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