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Apple Adds CNNGo Channel to Apple TV

Just a day after adding TED, Tastemade, and Young Hollywood channels to the Apple TV, Apple has added yet another new channel to its set-top box -- CNNGo.

CNNGo is CNN's service that lets users watch live news coverage and see segments from the past 24 hours. It also includes recent CNN coverage and films on demand. The service has previously been available on CNN.com and via the CNN iPad app.

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Much of the content within CNNGo requires authentication through a cable provider. Live television and full shows require authentication, but clips can be watched without a cable subscription.

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Today's new CNNGo channel comes as Apple is preparing to reveal both a new set-top box and a new television service at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. The rumored streaming television service will consist of approximately 25 channels for $30 to $40 per month, with Apple partnering with networks like ABC, CBS, Fox, Discovery, and more for content.

The next-generation Apple TV is said to have an A8 processor with a built-in App Store for downloading content and Siri support, plus more internal storage and a redesigned remote control.

Related Roundups: Apple TV, tvOS 10
Tags: Apple TV channel, CNNGo
Buyer's Guide: Apple TV (Neutral)


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19 months ago

Why would Apple waste time bringing a dying news network/brand to the AppleTV. Get back to me when AppleTV offers a credible news channel with full support like Fox News.


ROFL!!!

Not that CNN is the best news station or anything; but seriously.... :rolleyes:
Rating: 25 Votes
19 months ago

Why would Apple waste time bringing a dying news network/brand to the AppleTV. Get back to me when AppleTV offers a credible news channel with full support like Fox News.


Credible news and Fox should not be in the same sentence. CNN is not that much better, but Fox.... Seriously?
Rating: 14 Votes
19 months ago
I know you can hide these "channels" in settings, but there are so many of them now that out of the box, the Apple TV is extremely cluttered.

Kind of ridiculous that they just won't just give us an AppStore at this point.
Rating: 13 Votes
19 months ago
its time to make a "TV" Channel with subchannels once you click on it. this is getting out of hand ...
Rating: 11 Votes
19 months ago
We should least have folders to organize things, the UI is getting ridiculous even after hiding the crud I don't care about.
Rating: 8 Votes
19 months ago
If it's like CNN online you "get" to watch a 30-60 second ad to watch a video that may be 15 seconds for every "news report" you click, including cats on roomba's, repeating short clips (filler or oatmeal it's called) while a breathless 'newscaster' describes an 'exclusive' whatever, or Mr Wolf Blitzer attempting to be relevant.
Rating: 6 Votes
19 months ago
Cable Is Dead

I read with a smile the mention of only if you have a cable subscription. Content makers needs to wake up to the missed revenue and bypass cable. I stopped subscribing to Cable for the following reasons.

1) Too many adverts
2) As a result of too many adverts I channel hop only to find more adverts
3) Adverts 7 minutes before the end of a program, no that's not clever its very irritating to I cancel my subscription and throw money at Netflix and other content providers, it's wonderful.

So tie your subscription to Cable at your won peril, this medium is dead.
Rating: 5 Votes
19 months ago

Why would Apple waste time bringing a dying news network/brand to the AppleTV. Get back to me when AppleTV offers a credible news channel with full support like Fox News.


The average age of a fox viewer is almost 69 years old. I doubt Apple is aiming to cater to this demographic.
Rating: 5 Votes
19 months ago
oook, you're getting there, but how about these???



Rating: 5 Votes
19 months ago

I don't see how this is any different than simply watching videos on cnn.com. I have a Mac connected to my big screen TV and I also have an AppleTV (which I inherited from someone else). I have yet to see where the AppleTV provides me anything more than I can already get with the Mac itself.


Its the convenience that makes it a better experience. Why would I want to have to use a web browser on a full pc attached to a tv when I could use a small box with a remote, tv designed ui and lower electricity use than an always on laptop?
Rating: 4 Votes

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