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Apple TV Gains CBS All Access, NBC, and Made to Measure Channels

Just a week ahead of the launch of the fourth-generation Apple TV, Apple has added several new channels to the existing set-top box. As of today, NBC, CBS All Access, and Made to Measure (M2M) are available on the Apple TV.

The new NBC channel is the first time the network has had a channel available on the Apple TV, aside from the dedicated NBC Sports channel. With the NBC channel, customers can watch full episodes of NBC shows on the Apple TV. Cable authentication is required for some features, but all users can watch some NBC content on the channel without needing a subscription.

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Announced last night, M2M is an Apple TV exclusive channel that focuses on fashion, run by talent agency conglomerate WME/IMG. The channel features short videos, interviews, and mini-documentaries from the fashion world.

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The new CBS channel, CBS All Access, is designed to provide access to the CBS All Access streaming service. CBS All Access includes more than 7,500 episodes of CBS shows on demand, and it offers new episodes of all CBS shows the day after they air. Some customers whose local CBS affiliates support All Access will also be able to watch CBS shows live on the channel.

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All three of the new channels are available immediately on the existing Apple TV, and will also be available on the new set-top box that's launching on Monday.

Related Roundups: Apple TV, tvOS 10
Tags: NBC, CBS, M2M
Buyer's Guide: Apple TV (Neutral)


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11 months ago
So tired of this "cable provider authentication" crap...

If they want cord cutting to take off they really need to end that requirement. I couldn't even watch the baseball game Sunday night because FS1 wanted a cable provider login.
Rating: 19 Votes
11 months ago
Doubly annoying when it's for channels that are "free" over the air and shouldn't even be considered "cable" channels.

So tired of this "cable provider authentication" crap...

If they want cord cutting to take off they really need to end that requirement. I couldn't even watch the baseball game Sunday night because FS1 wanted a cable provider login.

Rating: 16 Votes
11 months ago

So tired of this "cable provider authentication" crap...

If they want cord cutting to take off they really need to end that requirement. I couldn't even watch the baseball game Sunday night because FS1 wanted a cable provider login.


They (the networks) don't want cord cutting to take off.
Rating: 13 Votes
11 months ago
I'm willing to pay for channels/packages. Unfortunately for them they won't sell them to me, so I'll just sign in with my parent's cable subscription like most people 30 and under who have cut the cord. Don't take my money—see if I care?
Rating: 9 Votes
11 months ago

So tired of this "cable provider authentication" crap...

If they want cord cutting to take off they really need to end that requirement. I couldn't even watch the baseball game Sunday night because FS1 wanted a cable provider login.


They're a cable channel. Why wouldn't they want to make sure you're paying them?
Rating: 8 Votes
11 months ago
<Reads> "As of today, NBC, CBS All Access"

<Gets on phone with Cox>

"Hi, I hate you guys so I'd like to cancel my cable please.."

Cox: "Please hold"

<Finishes reading> "Cable authentication is required for some features"

Cox: "Thank you for holding sir, are you still there?.. Sir?.."
Rating: 6 Votes
11 months ago
No Live Football means none of this matters.
Rating: 6 Votes
11 months ago
Apple seem to apply the same rules as MacRumors Giveaways when adding new channels to the Apple TV. ;)
Rating: 6 Votes
11 months ago
Nice to see that they haven't forgotten the owners of the "old" Apple TV.
Rating: 6 Votes
11 months ago

I'm willing to pay for channels/packages. Unfortunately for them they won't sell them to me, so I'll just sign in with my parent's cable subscription like most people 30 and under who have cut the cord. Don't take my money—see if I care?


Until Daddy becomes a cord cutter too.... D'OH!
Rating: 6 Votes

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