Apple has recently added Australian streaming service Stan to the universal search function on the fourth-generation Apple TV, marking the first third-party service outside of the U.S. beyond Netflix to be supported.

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For those unfamiliar with universal search, it's a feature that allows users to conduct Siri voice searches or text-based searches to find TV and movie content across a wide range of channels. At launch, universal search only supported a few channels, but Apple has been rapidly expanding the feature to encompass additional channels.

Universal search is available for a wide number of apps in the United States, but the feature is limited to iTunes and Netflix in Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. In Australia, universal search on the fourth-generation Apple TV supports movies and TV shows in iTunes, Netflix, and Stan.

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Top Rated Comments

jadAce Avatar
78 months ago
"Stan"

Dear Slim, I wrote you but still ain't callin'
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SandboxGeneral Avatar
78 months ago
I'd be more happy if universal search also brought results from my local iTunes library as well.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tmanto02 Avatar
78 months ago
This is huge for Stan! Well done
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