ABC News now has an app for the Apple TV that allows users to stream news live 24/7. On top of that, the app also comes with a number of on-demand features for your viewing pleasure. All in all, the app appears to be fully fleshed-out with features that should keep even the most news-hungry folks satiated.
The app, which is available starting today, will feature a 24 hour live video feed, which will be filled with roughly eight hours of live video, segments pulled from ABC News TV shows, and original segments shot for the service or ABC digital platforms. Even when there isn't live rolling coverage, the app will continue to be updated with segments from ABC News programming, as well as live video feeds from events like speeches or a shot of earth from the International Space Station.
ABC's press release on the rollout adds:
Constant Video: 24/7 access to live and on-demand video from an unrivaled lineup of ABC's trusted anchors and correspondents. ABC News on Apple TV also features four separate live video streams allowing users to alternate between live events and breaking news throughout the day.
Hourly Video Updates/4-5 Live Reports Per Day: ABC News on Apple TV delivers video updates on the hour and 4-5 live updates per day from ABC News correspondents and reporters around the world. From the Ukraine and Iraq to the World Cup in Brazil, ABC News' powerhouse team keeps you informed on the latest headlines anytime you need a hit of news.
In addition to live streaming functionality, some of the apps additional features include:
- A This Week in History playlist updated weekly with "topical archival footage from ABC News's vaults.
- Curated playlists of news reports from ABC News correspondents around the globe
- The ability to tune into local news stations from 9 markets (New York, LA, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Fresno, Raleigh and Milwaukee).
For more detail, David Muir of ABC explains all of the new bells and whistles of the new ABC News Apple TV app:
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- Key specs
- Reviews • 112
- Type Audio / video player
- Video services iTunes, Netflix, YouTube, Other
- Audio services iTunes
- Video codec support h.264 / AVC, Motion JPEG, MPEG-4, Quicktime
- Audio codec support AAC, MP3, WAV
- Video outputs HDMI (1 outputs)
- Audio outputs via HDMI, TOSLINK (optical)
- Released 2012-03-16