Apple TV Universal Search Gains Watch ABC, Disney Channel and More

Apple has today added four new universal search options to the fourth-generation Apple TV: Watch ABC, Disney XD, Disney Channel and Disney Jr. This allows users to easily find content like Modern Family and Star Wars Rebels after pressing the Siri button on the Siri Remote. The move brings the total number of sources in universal search to 14.

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At launch, universal search only worked with iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, HBO (Now and Go) and Showtime (Regular and Anytime). Apple had promised to expand the feature and the number of sources included over time and has, thus far, delivered on that promise. Last month, Apple added FOX NOW, FX NOW and National Geographic as sources; in January, Apple added PBS and PBS Kids.

In the United States, universal search across all 14 services is available. In Australia, Canada, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, universal search is only available across iTunes and Netflix. In other countries and regions, universal search is only available across iTunes Movies.

Apple plans to continue opening up its universal search API to additional partners and apps in the future.

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Top Rated Comments

ryanissamson Avatar
105 months ago
Plex, plex, plex, plex
*starts slow clap*
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
surfingarbo Avatar
105 months ago
"Apple plans to continue opening up its universal search API to additional partners and apps in the future."

Plex guys, if you're reading this, please continue being awesome. I know you'd love to be one of those additional partners. Plex users would like you to be a partner too.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
countryside Avatar
105 months ago
Still waiting for Amazon Instant Video.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nicky G Avatar
105 months ago
Amazon needs to release a Prime Video app already, this is ridiculous. With Siri search. Freaking get on it, Bezos.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DempaX Avatar
105 months ago
Plex, plex, plex, plex
*starts slow clap*
Let me chime in.. plex, plex, plex, Plex, Plex, PLEX, PLEX, PLEX, PLEEEEX, PLEEEEX... Increasing clap frequency!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
2010mini Avatar
105 months ago
Plex, plex, plex, plex
*starts slow clap*
How exactly do you expect that to work seeing as all these other apps are pulling info from the cloud? Plex pulls from a local library on your private network.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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