Apple TV Adds Apps for Vevo, Weather Channel, Disney, and Smithsonian Channel

Apple today added several new apps to the Apple TV, including the previously reported Vevo music video channel. Other new additions include a dedicated app for The Weather Channel, an app for the Smithsonian Channel, as well as two Disney television apps: Disney Channel and Disney XD.

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Vevo has issued a press release announcing its arrival on the Apple TV, noting that it brings access to the site's library of 75,000 music videos.

Apple TV users are sure to recognize the intuitive and efficient design. VEVO viewers are able to quickly browse videos by featured artists including all of the latest premieres. VEVO includes multiple modes of discovery – you can watch on-demand videos from any genre or simply select any video that piques your interest. If you have something particular in mind, perform a search and we will surface what you’re looking for right at your fingertips.

The Weather Channel app offers current conditions and forecasts for a variety of locations, as well as access to featured stories and Weather Channel shows.

The Smithsonian Channel offers on-demand access to streams of full episodes from the television channel, while the Disney Channel and Disney XD apps offer live and on-demand access with authentication through select television providers. Currently supported providers for the Disney apps include AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Midcontinent Communications, Optimum, and Verizon FiOS.

All of the new apps are available in the U.S., while availability in other countries varies. We're hearing that in many other countries Vevo is the only addition.

Update: Apple has updated its "What's on Apple TV" page to include the new apps, as well as a mention that iTunes Radio is coming soon.

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JaySoul Avatar
140 months ago
Does the Disney XD channel consist of Miley Cyrus twerking?
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ugahairydawgs Avatar
140 months ago
And STILL no Time Warner

Tim Cook needs to be fired

Not just for letting Roku beat them to it, but because of the big **** up that he allowed to happen today. Moron let Samsung beat them to the market with a SmartWatch.

He's got to go for his incompetence. He is killing Apple!



There seriously should not be this much rage over a TV content deal.
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iRalph Avatar
140 months ago
I really like how we've seen new Apple TV Apps in the past couples months but it would be so much better if there was an App Store were you could download the apps you want and developers could be constantly updating them.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Gaspode67 Avatar
140 months ago
The only remaining services the Apple TV needs are Amazon Prime Instant Video and maybe an app store.

Yeah, because the Billions of people who live outside US/Canada don't have *any* of their own TV channels. :rolleyes:
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Aidan5806 Avatar
140 months ago
The only remaining services the Apple TV needs are Amazon Prime Instant Video and maybe an app store.
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chuges Avatar
140 months ago
I wish there was a way to hide unused/unwanted apps. I will never watch Disney, especially since I don't have a cable subscription to log in for it.

You can hide them if you activate parental controls under general settings
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