Apple has added Spike and Nickelodeon, including Nick Jr., to the universal search function on the fourth-generation Apple TV.

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For those unfamiliar with universal search, it allows users to use Siri or input 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.

Apple TV universal search is available for a wide number of apps in the United States, but the feature is limited to iTunes, Netflix, and a few other services in Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Elsewhere, only movies in iTunes are supported.

Relatedly, Apple's new TV app now supports the apps Crackle, Filmstruck, and Freeform on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.

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Bevz Avatar
60 months ago
Wake me up when it expands to Plex or any other service that contains local content.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
verniesgarden Avatar
60 months ago
Wake me up when it expands to Plex or any other service that contains local content.
won't happen, that goes against the whole concept of what the TV app is about. now something they should add is a section with all the live streams so you can do some traditional surfing
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ErikGrim Avatar
60 months ago
What TV app?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HiRez Avatar
60 months ago
But still no Netflix, so...

Also, where is that Amazon Prime Video app on my Apple TV?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
profets Avatar
60 months ago
Universal search has worked with Netflix from day one.. Maybe it's the new TV app you're thinking about?

But still no Netflix, so...

Also, where is that Amazon Prime Video app on my Apple TV?
('https://www.macrumors.com/2017/05/01/apple-tv-search-adds-nickelodeon-spike/')


Apple has added ('https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205321') Spike and Nickelodeon, including Nick Jr., to the universal search function on the fourth-generation Apple TV.

For those unfamiliar with universal search, it allows users to use Siri or input 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.

Apple TV universal search is available for a wide number of apps in the United States, but the feature is limited to iTunes, Netflix, and a few other services in Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Elsewhere, only movies in iTunes are supported.

Relatedly, Apple's new TV app now supports ('https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207254') the apps Crackle, Filmstruck, and Freeform on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.

Article Link: Apple TV Universal Search Expands to Nickelodeon and Spike, TV App Now Supports Crackle and More ('https://www.macrumors.com/2017/05/01/apple-tv-search-adds-nickelodeon-spike/')
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HiRez Avatar
60 months ago
Universal search has worked with Netflix from day one.. Maybe it's the new TV app you're thinking about?
Yeah, you're right, I still get those 2 confused. And I'm not really sure why they're not the same thing (or at least return the same results) -- shouldn't they be?
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