Apple TV Gains New National Geographic Channel

Apple today updated the Apple TV with a brand new National Geographic channel, bringing popular National Geographic shows and content to the company's set-top box. National Geographic first announced plans to introduce an Apple TV channel in November.

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The channel includes shows like Life Below Zero, Live Free or Die, The Incredible Dr. Pol, and more. As with the company's iOS apps, content is available through the Apple TV channel the day after it airs on television. The channel also offers on-demand access to back episodes of popular shows.

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Like many of the channels on the Apple TV, accessing content like full on-demand episodes requires authentication with a cable TV provider. For those without a cable subscription, there are a few select episodes available for free, plus there are digital shorts and clips from shows available for viewing.

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Top Rated Comments

viper2021 Avatar
116 months ago
Another channel to hide
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Spendlove Avatar
116 months ago
Come on Apple. BBC iPlayer for the UK!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Mac Daz Avatar
116 months ago
needs more content for the UK and countries other than US only
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacsRgr8 Avatar
116 months ago
Maybe a good idea to mention in the main article that it's just for the US.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
freediverx Avatar
116 months ago
National Geographic channel sucks. As with other, "educational" channels like Discovery and History, insightful documentaries have long since been replaced with reality shows, "stories from the bible", "ghost hunters", "alien encounters", etc. As someone else already commented, "meh, another channel to hide on my Apple TV."

If you want the sort of programming that people expected from National Geographic, just turn to PBS' Nightline and NOVA.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
2010mini Avatar
116 months ago
The more channels they add the more likely my Apple TV can completely replace my SD set top box in my bedroom. Then I can get HD content without the added equipment cost from my tv provider.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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